Monday, January 30, 2017

Pfunny Stuff from Wodehouse

Leave It to Psmith (Psmith, #4 ; Blandings Castle, #2)Leave It to Psmith by P.G. Wodehouse
Reviewed by Jason Koivu
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Why oh why did I wait to read one of Wodehouse's Psmiths?

Psmith is a character that resides somewhere between Wooster and Jeeves in temperament and intellect. He's overly confident, but he's got a bit of the old grey matter to back it up. Sometimes he's a little too sure of himself and takes one step too far, too fast. However, Psmith is clever enough to extract himself from the soup before he sinks in too deep.

The setting is good old Blandings Castle. So, while Psmith was an unfamiliar character, I was quite familiar with Blandings and its inmates from numerous other Wodehouse books.

I'd try to explain the plot, but it would only confuse me further. Basically, we have the usual misunderstandings and deception. Thievery, love, thievery in the name of love, it's all there. The various characters have their desires and foibles, all of which are bouncing off one another throughout, creating havoc and mayhem in often humorous ways.

While not my favorite of Wodehouse's books, Leave It To Psmith ranks right up there!

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