Read because: I love PG Wodehouse and I’m making my way through all eighty-something of his books.
Purchased from: Nicholas Potter Bookseller in Santa Fe
Rating: 7 out of 10
Synopsis (from Amazon): Jimmy Pitt, rich, generous, popular American bachelor, has fallen in love with an unknown girl on a transatlantic liner. He bets a friend at the Strollers Club in New York that he can break into a house. Unfortunately he selects the house of Police Captain McEachern.
My Review: This was an enjoyable stand-alone novel, one of Wodehouse’s first. The plot had all the usually twists and turns although it wasn’t quite a sharp as his later novels. I also thought it was less funny – although it still had me laughing. Less funny in PG Wodehouse Land is still much funnier than most. The main character, Jimmy Pitt, was a little too much of a straight arrow — I prefer Bertie Wooster and his madcap adventures. But all in all it was a fun little romp – just like I expect all Wodehouse’s novels to be. (Finished 4/6/09)