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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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Perhaps the best thing about it is the satire on Hollywood, where everything is about fronts and facades. He concludes that there has been a switch in the fourth dimension: These books are funny but this one is not as humorous as others by this author.

On the next morning his career abruptly comes to an end when it is in all the papers that he drank liquor and smoked. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Reading Challenge: Laughing Gas (for troubled times) – Plumtopia

The Revolving Door of Life. Wodehouse was a typer. Pearls, Girls, and Monty Bodkin. Reggie is the Third Earl of Havershot, he started at the bottom and worked his way up to Third Lqughing, also an accomplished boxer.

Vintage Novels: Laughing Gas by PG Wodehouse

Young Men in Spats. I suppose all the later stories and movies, copied Wodehouse? Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of fifteen plays and of lyrics for some thirty musical comedies.


July 9, at 7: And, naturally, reading Wodehouse aloud from a soap box at Hyde Park Corner. According to Eggy, Ann wants to reform him: This not my favorite Wodehouse but an enjoyable read with more twists than usual in his usually vas convoluted plots.

Jeeves —81 Blandings — And my whole family is probably going to be subjected to my reading them passages for the next month.

Both Schulberg and Wodehouse describe the methods of all those would-be screenwriters and actors hunting for jobs, but Wodehouse’s depiction is not at all serious or critical. Wodehouse fans who’ve already read all his other books. And now he has the physique of a Cambridge Blue, nothing will stand in the way of his avowed intention: Laughing Gas tells the story of the Earl of Havershot, better known as Reggie to his friends. Wodehouse is usually thought of as a quinessentially British writer, but the fact is that he spent some time in the infamous writing-cages of Hollywood, emerging a harder and bitterer man.

Walk straight up to her and grab her by the wrist and glare into her eyes and make your chest heave. View all 12 comments. The Novel Habits of Happiness. Nov 25, Wsm rated it really liked it Shelves: Then the body swap happens and things go pear-shaped in a big way. 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.


Laughing Gas has more outlandish wodehoues 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. Brinkmeyer, Hollywood film mogul, and his middle-aged sister, Miss Brinkmeyer, who turns out to be particularly nasty.

Anyway, this book is just fair for Wodehouse. Reggie, our narrator and a recently ascended Earl, switches bodies with a child actor in Hollywood and farce abounds. It was this brief sojourn in Hollywood that inspired some of his most hilarious stories. The Bertie Wooster books are hilarious because the slapstick wodehouee narrated by a lazy young heir who has no idea that he’s smarter than anybody else.

The biggest thing to make me laugh was the personality change of April June and her involvement in the kidnapping and the need for additional publicity to what she already had. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! This body swap comedy sees the Third Earl of Havershot switch places with adorable 30s child star Joey Cooley.