Monday, December 04, 2006

Pish! - a fascination with Wodehouse

A dry sense of humor, unexpected plot twists, and of course, boy meets girl - welcome to the writings of P. G. Wodehouse. Wodehouse is probably best known for his characters Bertie Wooser and his valet, Jeeves.

Here are some choice quotes:
‘Do you know,’ said a thoughtful Bean, ‘I’ll bet that if all the girls Freddie Widgeon has loved were placed end to end—not that I suppose one could do it—they would reach half-way down Piccadilly.’‘Further than that,’ said the Egg. ‘Some of them were pretty tall.’ (Young Men in Spats)
"Stiffy was one of those girls who enjoy in equal quantities the gall of an army mule and the calm insouciance of a fish on a slab of ice." (The Code of the Woosters)
"I’d always thought her half-baked, but now I think they didn’t even put her in the oven. " (Jeeves in the Offing)
"I am not likely to move in the same social circles as charging rhinoceri." (Strychnine in the Soup)

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