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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This one was read to me out loud by my husband and we both laughed our way through.

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Email required Address never made public. Best known today wodehoise the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of fifteen plays and of lyrics for some thirty musical comedies.

At more or less the same time, a coincidence ends Reggie’s ordeal: Wodehouse books are all GEMS! Burwash, Zizzbaum’s rival—they have a common waiting-room—exactly at the same time as Reggie.

My husband and I read it wdoehouse together and thought of several dramatic endings after it was done–there wasn’t quite enough “po kings in the snoot” for us. I usually resort to a Wodehouse book to destress but my heart absolutely went out to poor Reggie and his extreme …more I actually agree with you!

Several years ago, I asked the most well-read man I knew to recommend an author who was consistently funny and wrote light-hearted books. It’s amazing how much of a page-turner Wodehouse can still be when you already know pretty much how everything will laguhing resolved, as always, by undoing all the humorous confusion of misunderstandings and mistaken identities or in this case fourth-dimensionally switched identities.

Sep 04, Katrina rated it it was amazing. After a strange incident in a dentist’s office, Reggie swaps bodies with child star Joey Cooley. View all 6 comments. Bring On the Girls!


Oct 25, Madhulika Liddle rated it ppg liked it. Eventually Wodehouse finds a way out for Reggie and Joey. I think I would enjoy the opportunity to be in the body of a burly English peer and deliver “a poke in the snoot” to a few deserving people. He was in his fifties. But Wodehouse’s genius came out in the novels as opposed to the stories narrated by Bertie Wooster.

I opened the book at random just now and came across this little gem: September 28, at 7: Until now Reggie has been pining after Ann Bannister, his long-lost love.

And while brilliantly funny and happy go lucky story Laughing Gas shows not so pretty face of Hollywood – April June love that name, btw – the gold digging bitch extraordinaire, wpdehouse alcoholic cousin Eggy and a miserable life of a child film star. wodeuouse

2016 Reading Challenge: Laughing Gas (for troubled times)

He was in h This is Wodehouse at his peak, which means it was written in the mid’s. Jan 10, Ian Wood rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Very fun funky read! A sudden flush mantled her cheek” Reggie, in the dentist office, finds himself sitting next to Joey Cooley, a year-old child film star and they are both under laughing gas anesthetic and somehow, they find that their identities are swapped, and each is in the others body.

Joey is also going to have a tooth out, but Joey is going to be operated on by B. My first introduction to this plot-line was the movie “Freaky Friday”. In this case, a typical Wodehouse bumbling English lord changes places with an obnoxious child actor from Hollywood.

July 9, at 7: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Who else can think up this as a means of describing the terrors of being abducted: The story starts with Reggie and Joey sitting I the dentist office. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

And except for the fact that the weather is very nearly always perfect these I have long cosidered Mr. I think it is these old phrases that make it so funny because you just don’t hear people talk like this anymore! I suppose all the later stories and movies, copied Wodehouse? 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.


Instead, what keeps the reader turning pages is the sheer joy of finding out what wonderful saying or hilarious conversation will come along next. Views Read Edit View history.

This not my favorite Wodehouse but an enjoyable read with more twists than usual in his usually considerably convoluted plots.

Plumtopia Guide to life by Honoria Plum. His writing is comic genius, just as everyone says.

I think the funniest part was that the little boy, who was just so excited to be big and to be able to eat whatever food he wanted, spent most of the time running around punching all the people that had always bothered him and eating candy. I never met him. If you cast your mind back to January, you may recall my Wodehouse Reading Challenge. Sep 03, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: Psmith was a caricature of a Socialist, and, inasmuch as Wodehouse was, in no way, political, Psmith fell away and, by the ‘s, had turned into the aristocratic, middle-aged fun-maker, Uncle Fred.


Nothing mean spirited, but words that make the modern reader cringe. Wasted on her at that range, of course” Don’t judge this book by it’s strange cover, it is quite funny.

And, naturally, reading Wodehouse aloud from a soap box at Hyde Park Corner.