It’s summer and I want to be outside playing with The Five-Year-Old. While that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped reading, it does mean I don’t want to spend a lot of time reviewing. Hence, the book review short.
Effortlessly funny. Some reviewers disparage Wodehouse for failing to provide sufficiently deep characterization or plots with substance. To me, that sort of talk misses the point. Wodehouse revels in language. The things that man can do to a cliché!
Whether I’ve got my nose in The Adventures of Sally, Leave it to Psmith, or any of the classic Jeeves tales, I read Wodehouse to remember how much fun it can be to string words together and I am never disappointed.
What more can you ask from a summer book?
- PG Wodehouse prize awarded to Terry Pratchett (guardian.co.uk)