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  1. 25 Jul '13 23:44
    Anyone a fan of his writing? I'm reading [i]Death at the Excelsior and other stories[\i], my first Wodehouse. It's good light and humourous reading with a few scattered, nicely perceptive but throwaway insights keeping the interest up. Apparently these stories are "darker" than his typical output, meaning (if that perturbs you) still several million miles and a train ride to southern Sweden away from Scandinavian crime fiction.
  2. 26 Jul '13 10:06
    I'm a big Wodehouse fan and have read much of his work, though not the book you've mentioned (I've quickly ordered it online - so thanks for that!)

    As for the rest of his stuff I'd recommend the Psmith books. Psmith has to be the funniest character ever put to print. Enjoy!
  3. 26 Jul '13 11:18 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by neilarini
    I'm a big Wodehouse fan and have read much of his work, though not the book you've mentioned (I've quickly ordered it online - so thanks for that!)

    As for the rest of his stuff I'd recommend the Psmith books. Psmith has to be the funniest character ever put to print. Enjoy!
    I will look out for Psmith . If its useful to you, I got Wodehouse's complete works (pub. Golgotha) from Apple's iBookstore for £2.99. I did check a couple of other eBook stores including Kindle and it wasn't available through them.

    I never saw enough of Jeeves & Wooster on TV to become a devotee but I'm looking forward to reading those stories as they are so well-loved.
  4. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    28 Jul '13 02:20
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    Anyone a fan of his writing? I'm reading [i]Death at the Excelsior and other stories[\i], my first Wodehouse. It's good light and humourous reading with a few scattered, nicely perceptive but throwaway insights keeping the interest up. Apparently these stories are "darker" than his typical output, meaning (if that perturbs you) still several million miles and a train ride to southern Sweden away from Scandinavian crime fiction.
    I've read several by Wodehouse. 'Right Ho, Jeeves' is my all time favorite.
  5. 28 Jul '13 07:29
    Originally posted by rwingett
    I've read several by Wodehouse. 'Right Ho, Jeeves' is my all time favorite.
    I finished "Death at the Excelsior and other stories" yesterday. Every time I felt like I might be about to get bored there was a pure genius comic plot twist that had me chuckling until the end. The two crime stories were the weakest, probably, but even they had a bit of magic to them.