Friday, January 07, 2005


Finished A Damsel in Distress by P.G. Wodehouse. It was pretty good. It wasn't uproariously funny, but it was a pleasant book and had the novelty of not using any of his more well-known characters. None of them have appeared in any of the other books by him that I have read. At least, no so far as I recall. The plot was the standard Wodehouse plot. Several people were busily trying to get married to one they loved whilst avoiding marriage with someone they didn't. And, like all Wodehouse novels, it worked out just fine in the end. The virtuous are rewarded, the evil punished. The fun, as always, is seeing how it is done, rather than wondering whether or not our hero will succeed.