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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The Clicking of Cuthbert. Then the body swap happens and things go pear-shaped in a big way. The best way, of course, of bringing round a swooned subject is to bite the ear, but I couldn’t very well bite this divine girl’s ear. Until now Reggie has been pining after Ann Bannister, his long-lost love.

Laughing Gas is a Wodehouse’s brilliantly funny take lwughing the “if I were you” theme-a wry look at the dangers of getting what you wish for in the movie business and beyond.

Joey’s and his souls have changed bodies.

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

Service with A Smile. But less than one star for the appalling racism played for laughs consistently in the book, beginning to end. After all, he had looked behind the cardboard facades of Hollywood and seen the truth. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or laughihg language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Both are under anesthesia at the dentist’s office when something strange happens and their identities are swapped.

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Laughing Gas made me laugh,over and over,again and again. Reggie finds himself in the dentist’s waiting room at the same time as the child star Joey Cooley is due for an extraction. Amazed at Wodehouse’s brilliance. The story is set in Hollywood in the early s. But the book is so funny! B this on ashokbhatia and commented: May 19, F. I never could enjoy Ukridge. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dec 16, Kate rated it it was ok. Wocehouse something my deceased grandmother and I have in common.


He may not excel in other areas, but few peers could boast a right hook or a cabbage ear like his. But here we have something completely different I broke off here, because she laughiing fainted.

Open Preview See a Problem? And since the Hollywood till this day makes movies with Caucasian actors portraying Asians aka “yellow-face” don’t be shocked that in this novel there are two blokes using make up to pass off as Japanese and Filipino.

Wodehouse but this was not one of my favorites. Reggie succeeded to the title unexpectedly, after distinguishing himself as an amateur boxer at Cambridge. This week I opted for a dose of Laughing Gas, courtesy of my excellent local library.

If you cast your mind back to January, you may recall my Wodehouse Reading Challenge. One of Bertie’s friends always gets to marry the girl of his choice in the last few pages, and Bertie gets to have a nice breakfast on a veranda with a newspaper brought by Jeeves.

His early novels starred bland, well-meaning young heroes, but things began to change when his well-meaning heroes began hanging out with somewhat anti-social fellows such as Psmith. But racism blights the whole, and it is so casual it’s truly galling. The title should be at least 4 characters long. But Ann and Reggie are now history, and Reggie is getting ready to go down on bended knee before April June—when toothache strikes.


His hero in this story is a naive and shallow aristocrat who, by virtue of a mix up at the dentist, ends up body swapping with a Hollywood child star. 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.

A British lord goes to Hollywood to save a cousin from a marriage the family doesn’t want. But say what you will we generally have a young man in love with the wtrong girl – or hopelessly in love with the right girl. Other books in the woeehouse. I lost count of the hilarious lines Wodehouse wove into this ridiculous tapestry. By the three-quarter mark of any Bertie novel, he is in a total panic over his situation and, by the end, his almost supernatural butler, Jeeves, manipulates Bertie’s environment in a beneficial way.

Brinkmeyer, Lughing film mogul, and his middle-aged sister, Miss Brinkmeyer, who turns out to be particularly nasty.

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The Wodfhouse of the Woosters. Jun 15, Brent M. April is all that is beautiful, kind, surprisingly girl-next-door, and very interested in Reggie, his title, and his castle. You are commenting using your Twitter account. This is a hysterical novel.