Friday, March 29, 2013

P.G. Wodehouse's "The Crime Wave at Blandings"


PG Wodehouse's first crime novel or short story?  Well, not exactly.  But what it is (again and again) is Wodehouse's genius in conveying a small world and expanding that world to the reader in such a hysterical manner.  I started reading this book on the plane trip to Los Angeles, and now just finished reading it.  Even in my jet-lag position, I can see his world makes some sort of sense.  But Wodehouse is such a brilliant writer.  His sentence structures are incredible, and the way he just piles one narrative after another - really he must be the original figure for the screw-ball comedy.  Boris Vian loved his work, and so do I!

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