Just the very thought of Piccadilly Jim makes me thoroughly gruntled! :-) I agree, Stuart - this is one of his best books. It hadn't been available in India bookstores for a long time and I'd been on the verge of grabbing my father's copy - he'd bought it back in the 60s - but there's suddenly been an influx of Wodehouse reprints, so I leapt at the book as soon as I found it. By the way, have you read Leave it to Psmith? I find it similar in some ways to Piccadilly Jim - convoluted plot, true love, impersonations, etc. Another of my favourite Wodehouses.
Yes, I have read all the Psmith stories, and look forward to doing so again. Re-reads don't count for the fiftyfiftyme challenge, so I'm pleased I still have several other PGW books I haven't read that can count toward my fifty this year.
Hey, can we repost this on the 50/50 blog?
Please do, thank you!
BIG fan of Jeeves & Wooster, but never got round to reading Woodehouse. Ever. (I know, I know, those words are always followed by the listener roundly chastising me, and on one occasion, calling me a barbarian.) The "disgruntled" quote is brilliant,I have got to find some time to get some reading done.
I love Jeeves and Wooster too, and also think that Fry and Laurie were pitch perfect in their TV versions. You'll get no chastisement from me, reading should always be done because one wants to, not because one should. If I tried to list all the "must-read classics" I'm avoiding, I'd clog up the entire Interweb tubes, I think.