Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Armchair BEA - That Will Be All, Jeeves...
This week the Giant Book Expo America (BEA) conference is going on in NYC. For those of us who cannot attend, there is ArmchairBEA! Today's assignment - write up the BEST book you have read in 2012!
Are you familiar with P.G. Wodehouse? Some people call him the best writer of the last century!
You know the Jeeves character from 'Ask Jeeves'? That is his character!
Wodehouse wrote a LOT of books. I am pretty sure that quite a few, if not all, of them are out of print. But, they are worth - VERY worth - scouting out in the library. Wodehouse had such a command of the English language. Here are some quotes from some of his stories:
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
“Unseen in the background, Fate was quietly slipping lead into the boxing-glove.”
“It is no use telling me there are bad aunts and good aunts. At the core, they are all alike. Sooner or later, out pops the cloven hoof. ”
These are hysterically funny stories about the British aristocracy, and I cannot recommend them enough!