“If you haven’t read this, then What Ho! Partake of this nourishment right now to live the happiest few hours of your bally life.”

 

NO MAJOR SPOILERS

Every PG WODEHOUSE novel is a work of art. I am yet to come across any other author who can create such magic with his words while also providing such pure entertainment every single time. The characters he’s created have stood the test of time for over a 100 yrs now.

And while it is next to impossible to pin point just one of his novels as his ‘best of the best’, this one might just be it. Uncle Fred as a character has just surpassed even Jeeves, Psmith and Mr Mulliner in this dynamite of a novel. It also helped that there were two more uncles lurking in the background – the Lord of Emsworth (who’s famous for his absent mindedness & love for the Empress of Blandings- the fattest pig in England) and Duke of Dunstable (who describes everyone else as potty). And ofcourse, a number of impostors completing the ensemble at Blandings Castle. What ensues thereafter is pure madness which will make you fall out of your bed, holding onto your gut.

And Uncle Fred, true to his nature, embraces every obstacle along the way as a God sent opportunity to satisfy his youthful desires. And like every Wodehouse novel, it obviously has a happy ending. If you haven’t read this, then What Ho! Partake of this nourishment right now to live the happiest few hours of your bally life.

 

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Addy’s Amateur Work

Added 1st February 2019