This is my second P G Wodehouse book and as usual the book lives up to its reputation and was an entertaining read. What I love about Wodehouse is the humor. It is engaging from start to finish. A perfect mood lifter, just the kind of book you would like to snuggle up in bed with on a Sunday afternoon. So for a book to come along which is fairly autobiographical about the author, this was a book which had to be read.
This book is like an overview of Plum’s life, it is an almost autobiography on Britain’s finest comic writer. The book recounts the crests and troughs of a great writer whom Hollywood could not use the comic to the best of its ability. It is safe to assume that Wodehouse was grossly misunderstood and misinterpreted. A Life in letters recounts some of the most controversial events of the authors life. To say that things happened at the wrong time to the wrong person would be correct else why would a genius come across as a painfully patronizing?
If you have read Wodehouse you will know that his literary career is awe inducing. His writing is magnificent and few can be as witty as him. This is a treat for all Wodehouse fan because it gives a candid look into the life of a great writer. We get a wonderful insight into Wodehouse’s passion for Dulwich sports, his life and earnings, and after the war he witnesses the reaction of the world has to his broadcasts from Germany. If you really love literature then you will surely love to read his comments on his contemporary literature. This book is a record of his letters to Waugh, Orwell and Christie where his admiration is evident.
This book is a collectors item.
Publisher : Random House