Funny bone

“…her nose was stubby and aggressive and her mouth had the coldly forbidding look of the closed door of a subway express when you have just missed the train…”

That’s one of the many witty & hilarious descriptions that made me want to laugh out loud while reading P.G.Wodehouse‘s ‘Piccadilly Jim‘ on the subway. The only thing stopping me was the thought that people might think I am quite daft. I wonder how I managed to not have read this awesome writer all these years. I remember a friend of mine recommending his books way back in school, but somehow I remained ignorant to his funny world. Thankfully I have discovered his unique way of making every other sentence in his book sound super funny. And never a repetitive note. Looks like I have a lot to catch up on. ‘Piccadilly Jim’ is one of the most entertaining comedy of errors that I have come across. What do you think of Wodehouse’s works?

Btw, remember my 2014 Goodreads Reading Challenge? I am nearing the 1/3rd mark for my 2015 reading challenge. Feels good!

13 thoughts on “Funny bone

  1. I’ve never read any Wodehouse, I should check it out! But I wanted to tell you that I did read one of the books on your reading list that you posted once….The Palace of Illusions. I really enjoyed it ! It’s not a book I would have picked out on my own so I thank you for the suggestion. Happy Reading!


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    • Oh Kelly, you made me so happy by saying that 🙂 I really like reading that one & I’m glad you thought it was a great story…It is inspired by the Mahabharata, you know, one of the epics in Hindu mythology. Incidentally, some historians believe that it is not complete myth. Names of some of the places have been carried over the eons, and still exist. Also, archaeologists have discovered signs of life in those regions from around the time that the Mahabharata is supposed to be based in. Interesting, right?


  2. I read some of Wodehouse’s stories years ago, enjoyed them but truly relished them when I heard that dialogue coming out of the mouths of Fry and Laurie on the BBC. I am thankful Mr. Wodehouse captured those words, that life, that class and poked his gentle, loving fun before it all disappeared.


  3. Yes, he is wonderful. Part of my site (Bucket of Work) analyses the make-up of books (Anatomy of a Book). He’s structure is usually the same but the humour is excellent. He knew what he was doing and did it extremely well. Of his many excellent works Joy in the Morning is a personal favourite.


  4. I think if a person has not read Wodehouse, he lives in vain! I was fortunate enough to be introduced to his works in school, and haven’t stopped laughing and loving him ever since.

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