Money for Nothing

Several years ago, Dani started reading P.G. Wodehouse. After watching her enjoy several of his books, and knowing several other gals who enjoyed him, I picked one up and gave it a go. I’m so glad I did! P.G. Wodehouse is an author I count on to help fill the “just for fun” niche in my reading queue. His books are entertaining, intelligent and laugh-out-loud funny.

Wodehouse’s Money for Nothingdid not disappoint! Set, primarily, on an English estate, a sweet love story unfolds, with plenty of twists and turns and upheavals along the way. American con-artists, disreputable businessmen and an estate owner all contrive ways to obtain money for nothing, often with hilarious results. Wodehouse’s writing style is, in my opinion, at its best when his characters are conversing. In this particular book, the “conversing” characters include a rather intelligent dog named, Emily, whose  character analyses and “remarks” were wonderful!

The girl in the love story is the daughter of a wealthy man, the boy the property manager of his uncle’s estate. Though both are adults, it’s a coming of age story as the painfully polite, but spineless, young man finds his courage and self confidence in a big way, saving the day and winning the girl at the same time.

P.G. Wodehouse is probably best known for his Jeeves and Wooster series. While the Jeeves books might be more popular, Wodehouse’s other novels are every bit as enjoyable. Money for Nothingwas a delightful book!

What authors do you turn to for a bit of  “just for fun” reading?


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