Asian Writers

June is dedicated to authors with ASIAN of books in this category will be posted all month....

Friday, August 31, 2012

A Damsel in Distress

  by P.G. Wodehouse

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well and who would have thought that P.G. Wodehouse would be able to squeeze a 4-star from me? [at least i didn't]

I simply, simply loved this book. Its my first Wodehouse book that I was coerced into reading because of my A-Z challenge and I couldn't find a book that was available for free starting with letter D. And boy am I grateful to this challenge for crossing my reading path with P.G.

Its not like I didn't hear about him, I did. My sis-in-law is his biggest champion and fan and her bookshelf possibly has all his novels. And she had many times offered one to me, but I had politely refused because of this prejudiced preconceived notion in my head that it was some over-the-top comedy.

But Surprise. This one is a winner. The witty sentences and subtle sarcasm that flows in this book made me laugh out loud. I don't remember when it was last that I have laughed on reading a book.

It is a typical rom-com, with confusion galore, there is the ever confused hero vainly trying to win the heart of the object of his desire and then there is the damsel. Who contrary to the image that conjures up when reading the title is a surprisingly strong women who has the guts and opinion not seen in women of that era.

A breezy read that you can finish easily in a day and end up feeling that your time was well spent. Perhaps P.G. Wodehouse may be on his way to become part of my favorite author's list as I begin the journey of devouring his other books greedily and with much expectation.