Laughing Gas [P.G. Wodehouse] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Due to a gaseous malfunction while simultaneously undergoing dental. Laughing Gas by PG Wodehouse. Wodehouse is usually thought of as a quinessentially British writer, but the fact is that he spent some time in. Laughing Gas is a rare Wodehouse dalliance with the science-fiction Read a book by P.G. Wodehouse in and reply to the original.

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As the host of the party, the seemingly wonderful, tender, and caring April June “Money and fame mean nothing to me, Lord Havershot” is difficult to get hold of. No Mark Upon Her. What a great opening quote! I was afraid to get in the car, because that is where I listened to it and I would be laughing so hard, as I drove around, I was afraid I might get arrested.

This is the first Wodehouse I’ve read in a couple years, recommended by none other than Gail Carriger at the Goodreads Summit. Help yourself to some Laughing Gas. The title should be at least 4 characters long. A few zingers against Hit Second star solely because of the nifty edition my mother bought for me from the Frugal Muse, packed into its original shipping box that travelled to Berwyn long long ago. A “Freaky Friday” premise–long before “Freaky Friday” was written–with the usual, hilarious Wodehouse treatment.

But Ann and Reggie are now history, and Reggie is getting ready to go down on bended knee before April June—when toothache strikes. Service with a Smile.

A bit breath-taking, the whole affair, you will agree. I picked this one from the library because it was mentioned in another book I’m reading, The God Delusion and I’d never heard of it. Young Joey boils with resentment for his agent and managers—and worst of all, his co-star April June. Some of the Emsworth novels were penned in the thirties or typed. April is all that is beautiful, kind, surprisingly girl-next-door, and very interested in Reggie, his title, and his castle.


Laughing Gas has more outlandish situations than most Wodehouse novels and is also a satire of Hollywood culture, something that hasn’t changed in the eighty years since this book was written.

Wodehokse, predictable, yes, but hey I’ll take it if it cracks me up! The Code of the Woosters. Jeeves, Psmith, the Blandings Castle crowd. Reading Wodehouse is another. Second star solely because of the nifty edition my mother bought for me from the Frugal Muse, packed into its original shipping box that travelled to Berwyn long long ago.

At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Wodehouse fan, I expected to love Laughing Gas. And we are transported to the world of children where one no longer controls one’s own destiny. One of the funniest books by the master. BurwashTheodore P. Reggie is a man on a mission. Oct 25, Madhulika Liddle rated it really liked wodehpuse. This audiobook can be listened to on: Really, really stupid, and really, really funny.

May 19, F. Did anyone else find this particular series of capers to be more anxiety-inducing than others? Wodehouse Narrated by Jonathan Cecil. He has switched bodies with a precocious child film star called Joey Cooley, also under the influence of laughing gas in room the next door. He’d type a few pages one day, pin them to the wall and the next morning, make corrections, then type a few more pages and put those on the wall.

A few zingers against Hitler and Mussolini are early but not quite as stiff as I’d prefer. The P G Wodehousian humour is sharp, witty and laughig move at a fast pace leaving everyone happy and satisfied at the end as situations unravel and then ravel. Even when he finds that the girl his cousin Eggy intends to marry is none other than the aforesaid Ann, he doesn’t hesitate in giving his blessing. Hardcoverpages. And, I’ve to add, that Ann so far is my favourite heroine in the Wodehouse stories.


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 wodeuouse 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.

The biggest thing to make me laugh was the personality change of April June and her involvement wodrhouse the kidnapping and the need for additional publicity to what she already had.

Vintage Novels: Laughing Gas by PG Wodehouse

How will he escape the draconian eyes of Joey’s agent and manager long enough to warn April June of the impending snoot-poke? I think in one book, Jeeves manages to toss out Bertie’s loud socks without Bertie, who treasures the socks, risking an objection.

Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse’s main canvas remained that of prewar English wodehousf society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career.

Ann Kaughing, once betrothed to Reggie himself.

Bibliography Short stories Characters Locations Songs. He concludes that there has been a switch in the fourth dimension: This is a hysterical novel.


laugying Feb 29, laura rated it liked it Recommends it for: Wodehouse a bit of a stick-in-the-mud. Do you mean you can simply go there and lap? Interferring adults are a plague to beware as are bullies. The Novel Habits of Happiness.