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The Old Reliable #2020

The Old Reliable King Solomon Brigham Young and Henry VIII may have enjoyed marriage but Smedley Cork had doubts much to the regret of Wilhelmina Bill Shannon Other people had their problems too at the Hollywood hom

  • Title: The Old Reliable
  • Author: P.G. Wodehouse
  • ISBN: 9780099999805
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Old Reliable By P.G. Wodehouse, King Solomon, Brigham Young and Henry VIII may have enjoyed marriage but Smedley Cork had doubts much to the regret of Wilhelmina Bill Shannon Other people had their problems too, at the Hollywood home of Adela Shannon, Empress of Stormy Emotion, none than Phipps, butler extraordinary and safe cracker cum laudeWhen Smedley found the revealing diary of a torridKing Solomon, Brigham Young and Henry VIII may have enjoyed marriage but Smedley Cork had doubts much to the regret of Wilhelmina Bill Shannon Other people had their problems too, at the Hollywood home of Adela Shannon, Empress of Stormy Emotion, none than Phipps, butler extraordinary and safe cracker cum laudeWhen Smedley found the revealing diary of a torrid film star, eagerly sought after by the Studios in exchange for cash by the handful, it looked as though joy would be unconfined for the many Yet, as some wise bird once said, there s many a slip and Phipps proved a very slippery customer indeed

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    1. Well, this is P.G Wodehouse It goes without saying that it s brilliant Whilst I give it five stars, however, the ending seems a teeny bit, ever so slightly, abrupt Other than that characterisation, superb Use of English language, already classified as Wodehouse and therefore skilful and elegant And plot, classic Wodehouse.Everyone around Adela Cork s home is poor except for Adela Cork who s rolling in the stuff Adela s brother in law Smedley s dreams hinge on the diary of Carmen Flores, the movi [...]

    2. It s nice to know that a Wodehouse book need not contain a Bertie, a Baxter, an Emsworth, or a perfunctory P to be uproarious This happens to include a woman named Bill, a former queen of the silent screen, and Phipps, who I have on good authority is not the world s only safe cracking butler in retrospect, why shouldn t there be dozens of safe cracking butlers provided that they have better morals than Phipps does Ah, Hollywood, Hollywood, said Bill Home of mean glories and spangled wretchedness [...]

    3. Entretenida, divertida y amena comedia de situaciones, que recuerda mucho a esas peliculas de principios de los a os 40 s Humor inteligente,mordaz e ingenioso No para re rse a carcajadas, pero si capaz de provocar muchas sonrisas Phipps y Wilhelmina Bill Shannon, los mejores personajes.

    4. I was feeling a little low, I hadn t read any Wodehouse in a while, and there was The Old Reliable sitting on my shelves, calling to me Not at the level of his best work, but even mediocre Wodehouse is awfully good stuff.

    5. An apt description of the author himself Excellent summer reading for putting the mind in Neutral luxuriating in the prose of the Master.

    6. Book Description Following the death of Carmen Flores, the lubricious Mexican star, Adela Cork buys her Hollywood house Hoping to escape from the domineering Adela, her brother in law Smedley, who has lived with her since losing his money, searches the house for Carmen s legendary lost diary, in the belief that its scorching revelations about the sex life of her fellow stars will make him millions He is helped and hindered by a safe blowing butler, a pompous movie mogul, a posse of unemployed sc [...]

    7. Wilhelmina Bill Shannon ex staff writer of Ikey Llewellyn s film company Superba Llewellyn is ghost writing her sister Adela s memoirs Adela Shannon was a star of the silver screen who is living in what was the Hollywood home of torrid film star Carmen Flore, who was known to have kept a diary Smedley Cork, whom Bill is devoted to, and the ex safe cracker butler, Phipps, are both searching for this diary conscious of the money it could fetch from a gossip magazine.Also on the premises are Adela [...]

    8. This is one of the few Wodehouse books that didn t keep me in splits from start to finish For the first 3 4, I felt like I was reading a collage of previously read works It was only after that point that the plot thickened for a while and gave some funny moments, but that didn t last too long.The characters are all familiar and similar to ones seen in other, popular works Phipps character was the only one that was new to me, but didn t hold much appeal.Wodehouse, however, as always proved to be [...]

    9. Adoro a Wodehouse pero su humor siempre me ha parecido m s sutil y suave que el de otros escritores de humor,no es el tipo de humor que te arranca carcajadas, pero en este libro de situaciones absurdas y personajes irresistibles si que lo consigue y m s de una vez Wodehouse conoci bien el mundo de Hollywood y aqu se burla de su irrealidad y los absurdos sue os e ideales de muchos que all viven Genial.

    10. This is a great Wodehouse One of the few where the female love interest is not young and pretty One of the things I like about Wodehouse is that he sees women as real people too bad so often he had the female love interests young and pretty though not always the male love interest handsome, and the girls always looked beyond that But did the boys ever think to look beyond girls looks Ah well We can t ask for everything in a Wodehouse.

    11. Bill The Old Reliable Shannon is easily one of my favourite characters on script now clever, witty and funny as only a Wodehouse creation can be A fast read, set in the house of the ex Mexican star Carmen Flores over the course of two days the comedy is full of twists and laughs Loved the book Wodehouse as previously mentioned, is forever brilliant.

    12. A solid but unremarkable Wodehouse novel It s said that the plot of this one is too close to that of the slightly earlier Spring Fever personally I find that after a while all Wodehouse s plots merge into one anyway so it doesn t really matter.

    13. That should be the soubriquet for Wodehouse himself.This, as ever, has much the same characters, with different names, is farcical and wonderful

    14. Generally jolly and solid, if not vintsge, PGW Aspects satirising Hollywood it it s heyday are the most successful.

    15. As good as any Wodehouse book But I think the author got bored in the end and wrote abruptly to finish writing the book I feel he could have done it better Still liked it

    16. Set in Beverly Hills where everyone wants to be in movies, this one is a typical Wodehouse story of bringing the lovebirds together.

    17. While missing the charm of Bertie s narration found in his Jeeves and Wooster stories, it was nonetheless a thoroughly enjoyable read.

    18. This was really too close in plot to Spring Fever for me to enjoy all that much If I d read them spaced out by than a few days, I think it would have been much better.

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