Laughing Gas [P.G. Wodehouse] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Due to a gaseous malfunction while simultaneously undergoing dental. Laughing Gas [P.G. Wodehouse] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Joey Cooley is a golden-curled child film star, the idol of American. P. G. Wodehouse was born in England in and in became an American citizen. He published more than ninety books and had a successful career.
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Restored to his mature self, Reggie is rewarded with an opportunity to renew his addresses to Ann Bannister. Joey because he wants to escape the Brinkmeyers’ wrath; and Reggie because he does not want to be caught by the police for what Joey did while walking around in his body wodejouse several people in the nose, wodehousw a police motorcycle and similar misdemeanours.
Amazed at Wodehouse’s brilliance. The fault for a lot of that does rest with the author, who has chosen to present it as a first person narration, meaning for large parts we only get one half of the circle. Really, really stupid, and really, really funny.
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Poor Reggie awakes from an emergency dental procedure dressed in knickerbockers and golden ringlets. Nov 25, Wsm rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s amazing how much of a page-turner Wodehouse can still be when you already know pretty much how everything will be resolved, as always, by undoing all the humorous confusion of misunderstandings and mistaken identities or in this case fourth-dimensionally switched identities.
And that is saying something, since he wrote SO many books. One thing that bothered me about this book is that it has a lot of anachronistic racism regarding the multi-cultural servants working in the Hollywood mogul’s home who are ironically secretly all LA actors.
April June may not be as sweet as she seems.
He goes to the dentist and a young blond blue-eyed child star goes to the dentist and they each are put on laughing gas for the extraction. Ann Bannister kaughing organised a car that will bring Joey back to his mother in Ohio, and Reggie readily agrees to woehouse him. Highly enjoyab We got here an interesting inside view into Hollywood’s Stars live.
While not my favorite, retains the masterful use of English language and hilarious situations and dialogue to merit a 5 star rating! Want to Read saving….
The palace of Haroun-al-Raschid is just a cardboard model three feet tall. After a strange incident in a dentist’s office, Reggie swaps bodies with child star Joey Cooley. I broke off here, lauhhing she had fainted. He starts to panic and joins the temperance movement —the Temple of the New Dawn, to be precise — eventually becoming engaged to one of its promoters, Mabel Prescott. He has been informally adopted by T. The characters—especially the protagonist, Reggie, and his dipsomaniac cousin Eggy—are a hoot.
A few comments striking me as very racist. This story is a satire on Hollywood full of facades and the story laughlng a farce.
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For example, her duties include bathing the boy, which Reggie categorically refuses. But April June’s attentions banish woeehouse from his mind. I never met him. Reggie now in the body of a child wants to warn those that may be punched. We live in troubled times. But, as his writing and humor carry the day, the book is fun.
But less than one star for the appalling racism played for laughs consistently in the book, beginning to end. Joey with his laughig 6-foot body plans to give his past tormentors a punch in the snout.
The story is set in Hollywood in the early s. He must not leave the grounds except on official occasions, and he is not given any pocket ggas. Uncle Fred’s persona is not that far from that of Fred Astaire: But, please remember that, in the past it wasn’t considered primarily offensive. Please try again later.
I never could enjoy Ukridge. I have to give it 5 stars even though it didn’t change my life exactly–but it was hilarious and so well done. See all 20 reviews. After about twenty years of being a professional writer with a serious involvement in the development musical comedy this workmanlike author began to write with incredible polish.
Wodehose was dashing, a tad mischievous and something of a matchmaker. Would you like laughong tell us about a lower price? Amazon Wodehoyse Fun stories for kids on the go.
And, PG Wodehouse should be lauhging in every writing course -because this man writes day and night and inbetween to write such funny classic novels. For more on Wodehouse and this book see the web site at www.
A Wodehousian Freaky Friday-esque plot, that does sound quite strange. This week I opted for a dose of Laughing Gas, courtesy of my excellent local library. The Drones Club 7 books. I had thought at first, when she closed her eyes, that she had done so merely in order to listen better, but this was apparently not the case.
I understand it was a different time and place, but really P. I’m not surprised Richard Dawkins likes all the “what, ho” and “jolly good” of Wode It’s amazing how much of a page-turner Wodehouse can still be when you already know pretty much how everything will be resolved, as always, by undoing all the humorous confusion of misunderstandings and mistaken identities alughing in this case fourth-dimensionally switched identities.