The first story in the Blandings series.
1. PG Wodehouse, Something Fresh (Arrow Books 2008)
Another Blandings novel--some say this is the ninth; others say it is the first in an 'Uncle Fred/Blandings' four-part series. Regardless, I began with this one after Richard Dawkins recommended it in a Goodreads interview. I cannot speak for the series' other plots (because I haven't read them, see below), but reading these two in the wrong order did not spoil the enjoyment of either book.
2. PG Wodehouse, Uncle Fred in the Springtime (Arrow Books 2008)
(Regarding that Dawkins-interview, be wary of the ad hominem, mobile-goalpost public comments. The recommendations are good ones. It's a pity his interview attracted irrelevant comments about his other works, but that's how the internet works.)
These two books are brilliant. They had such a therapeutically uplifting feel to them, that I have specifically not bought any more, to save the euphoria for another time.
Wodehouse's stories are relaxing: his prose is so pleasantly light, it is--in a good way--soporific to those parts of one's brain that refuse to pause when deadlines approach.
I'll read more of the series when I need to take my mind off law, which--as anyone acquainted with the subject should know--can be quite oppressive because there is always something more to research.
Created: 8 January 2014. Version 1.0.
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