It’s amazing how many old books I’ve run into lately.? Someone left Mulliner Nights, by P.G. Wodehouse on the Giveaway Table at one of my groups, and I picked it up.
What fun – a Wodehouse I had never read.? I think, long ago and far away, I read all the Jeeves books – a total riot, in the vernacular of that day.? This Wodehouse (he wrote mostly in the space between the World Wars) is in the same style, but not set in upperclass London? – the setting is a cozy pub in the English countryside in the 30’s, where one of the patrons can top anyone’s story with a narrative involving one of his family members getting into wacky scrapes and adventure – like the morally impeccable cat who intimidates an artist into dressing for dinner.
His use of language, his rhythms, his twists and turns.? It’s all true to the ear and eye, and it’s all funny, mostly of the laugh out loud sort.? Want to forget the world for a bit?? Go find a Wodehouse.