Laughing Gas [P.G. Wodehouse] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Due to a gaseous malfunction while simultaneously undergoing dental. Laughing Gas [P.G. Wodehouse] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Joey Cooley is a golden-curled child film star, the idol of American. P. G. Wodehouse was born in England in and in became an American citizen. He published more than ninety books and had a successful career.

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He must not leave the grounds except on official occasions, and he is not given any pocket money. Now, having read two volumes of his short stories lauvhing a novel, i feel that I may have done all that can be expected of me in my attempts to try to warm to this man. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Reggie is a man on a mission. When his cousin Egremont gets betrothed in Hollywood, Reggie Havershot has no choice but to wodehuse find him.

Will Reggie ever get his body back? I’ll give the basic plot, but it doesn’t sound funny. Either way I shall not even touch Bertie and Wooster lest I have a nervous breakdown. Customers who viewed this item also gzs. Will Reggie be able to set things right before Joey wrecks his life by punching everyone he dislikes in the snoot?

Who else can think up this as a means of describing the terrors of being abducted: It made me laugh out loud frequently. He has been put on a strict diet consisting mainly of dried prunes —but now he has the appetite of a year-old!


In these novels, bland heroes play only a tertiary role. But the book is so funny! Posted by Suzannah at Wodehouse books in that it involves some supernatural events which he usually doesn’t do. She slid sideways along the seat and quietly passed out.

Laughing Gas

A few comments striking me as very racist. And a ringleted child star may in fact be a twenty-seven year old British earl who only wants a stiff brandy and soda View all 6 comments.

Jeeves, Psmith, the Blandings Castle crowd. Harrow man, I expect. 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. I actually finished this book a while back, and am just now reviewing it. The main character Reggie 27 is a good egg and v This is my 19th book by Wodehouse and definitely not the last one!

Notify me of new comments via email. The only problem being, of course, that one is liable to get pinched for copyright infringement. But, please remember that, in the past it wasn’t considered primarily offensive.

Sean O’Casey famously called him “English literature’s performing flea”, a description that Wodehouse used as the title of a collection of his letters to a friend, Bill Townend. Falling for different people that you end up with, personality changes and living life in a way that goes against parental wishes all made an appearance in this book. Oct 30, Tosh rated it it was amazing. Wodehouse books are all GEMS! Lapping at the swamp of alcohol is one solution.

Wodehouse was a typer. My husband and I read it aloud together and thought of several dramatic endings after it was done–there wasn’t quite enough “po kings in the snoot” for us. I hope to be able to write like this some day! Sicence fiction, or something Different, makes this book un-Wodehousian. Laughing Gas has more outlandish situations 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.


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Joey’s and his souls have changed bodies. We got here an interesting inside view into Hollywood’s Stars live. It’s amazing how much of a page-turner Wodehouse can still be when you already know pretty much how everything will be resolved, as always, by undoing all the humorous confusion of misunderstandings and mistaken identities or in this case fourth-dimensionally switched identities. On the following afternoon, he is in I. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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Talk about every modern convenience. A few notable exceptions – I loved the kidnappers. Could there be anyone better than Plum to help us in keeping our sanity intact?

Mar 12, Rissie rated it pgg it. Yes, it seems the plot of having two people swap bodies was well used, even when Wodehouse wrote about it.