Book Review: A Damsel in Distress by P. G. Wodehouse (Three Stars)

Book Review: A Damsel in Distress by P. G. Wodehouse (Three Stars)

Trouble sharpens the vision. In our moments of distress we can see clearly that what is wrong with this world of ours is the fact that Misery loves company and seldom gets it.

An enjoyable standalone comedy by the creator of Jeeves. The plot is mad-cap and convoluted. Enjoyable, if lightweight fare.

“What’s all this?” A vast policeman had materialized from nowhere.

Lampooning English nobility as a matter of course, Wodehouse inserts an American hero, who may be slightly autobiographical. One character bears a striking resemblance to Bertie Wooster.

“Between ourselves, laddie, and meaning no disrespect to the dear soul, when the mater is moved and begins to talk, she uses up most of the language.” “Outspoken, is she?” “I should hate to meet the person who could out-speak her.”

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