➾ The Little Nugget Free ➵ Author P.G. Wodehouse – Playutopia.us

The Little Nugget The Little Nugget Is One Of The Novels In Which Wodehouse Found His Feet, A Light Comic Thriller Set In An English Prep School For The Children Of The Nobility And Gentry Into Their Midst Comes Eleven Year Old Ogden Ford, The Mouthy, Overweight, Chain Smoking Son Of An American Millionaire Ogden Whom We Meet Again In Piccadilly Jim Is The Object Of A Kidnap Attempt Which Forms The Basis Of The Plot The Comedy Arises From Wodehouse S Favourite Topics Of Anglo American Misunderstanding And The Absurdities Of School Life

➾ The Little Nugget  Free ➵ Author P.G. Wodehouse – Playutopia.us
  • Hardcover
  • 148 pages
  • The Little Nugget
  • P.G. Wodehouse
  • English
  • 01 May 2018
  • 1841591416

    10 thoughts on “➾ The Little Nugget Free ➵ Author P.G. Wodehouse – Playutopia.us


  1. says:

    I won t be an exaggeration to say that P G Wodehouse s books are gems of English humour literature So far I have managed to read only a few of his Blandings Castle series,Jeeves series and Mr Mulliner series, but each one was fantastic.The little nugget in the book is a spoiled and to quote the author arepulsivechild of an American millionaire The nugget s father won his custody after his parent s divorced and sent him to study in England Of course, his doting mother would try anythin I won t be an exaggeration to say that P G Wodehouse s books are gems of English humour literature So far I have managed to read only a few of his Blandings Castle series,Jeeves series and Mr Mulliner series, but each one was fantastic.The little nugget in the book is a spoiled and to quote the author arepulsivechild of an American millionaire The nugget s father won his custody after his parent s divorced and sent him to study in England Of course, his doting mother would try anything to get her darling son back to her.Now enters Mr Peter Burns, a man who never had to work for his sustenance and is a bit of a quixotic fool He is convinced by his fiancee, Cynthia, to kidnap the nugget from the private school he would be attending No need to say, Burns is not the only person out there to get his hands on the nugget.The school being in the remote corner of the English countryside is the perfect place for the kidnapping Burns joins the school as an assistant master and the adventure begins We are introduced to a few funny interesting characters Mr Abney, the owner of the school, who is obsessed with the British aristocracy, an undercover detective, Burn s old flame, gun toting American thugs, a smooth talking American thief and so on.Burns, the man who never took any serious responsibility in his life, now has to depend upon his brain as well as brawn to fight off the enemies He is also a man in a dilemma his feelings for his old flame and his love for Cynthia are conflicting with each other.One thing I really liked was how the character of Burns evolved throughout the story The same thing holds for his old flame, Audrey, as well.This book was enjoyable but not hilarious There were some funny moments and dialogues but somewhere it fell short of my expectation It waslike acozy adventurewith some of comedy thrown in The book had all the ingredients for being a hilarious adventure comedy but I felt that something went wrong.Wodehouse s writing is always so smooth but in my humble opinion the writing was not so great in this book His depiction of the idiosyncrasies of people, his ability to turn mundane events into something so funny were not so developed in this book The flair and skill the author so remarkably demonstrated in his Jeeves, Blandings Castle or Mr Mulliner books were in somewhat a rudimentary stage in The Little Nugget The gun toting thugs were not really that convincing and the action scenes were well forced, one expectsfrom the PG Wodehouse The romantic dilemma suffered by Burns started to bore as well I would like to rate the book 3.5 but did not want to round it off to 4.Lovers of P G Wodehouse can give this book a try Please allow me reiterate that don t expect it to be a laugh riot.Last but not least I would like to thank my friend for letting me borrow this book from her


  2. says:

    I will use this review for all the P G Wodehouse I have read I read them all so long ago and enjoyed them so much that I have given them all 5 stars As I re read them I will adjust the stars accordingly, if necessary, and add a proper review.When I first discovered P G Wodehouse I devoured every book I could find in the local library, throughout the eighties and early nineties Alas, this means that I have read most of them and stumbling across one I have not read is a rare thing I m su I will use this review for all the P G Wodehouse I have read I read them all so long ago and enjoyed them so much that I have given them all 5 stars As I re read them I will adjust the stars accordingly, if necessary, and add a proper review.When I first discovered P G Wodehouse I devoured every book I could find in the local library, throughout the eighties and early nineties Alas, this means that I have read most of them and stumbling across one I have not read is a rare thing I m sure that through this great site I will joyfully find at least a few I have not read, and be able to track them down.My records only began in 1982, so I do not have a note of any I read before then I m sure I will enjoy re reading them


  3. says:

    One of Wodehouse s earliest non school novels 1913, when 31 , but already mixing English and American characters in order to make his work saleable on both sides of the Atlantic.Wodehouse was already working living in England and America, and had already had some success with short stories in the USA.The Little Nugget is an insufferable young American boy at school in England, with rival gun toting American crooks trying to kidnap him and sell him back to one or other of his estranged parents One of Wodehouse s earliest non school novels 1913, when 31 , but already mixing English and American characters in order to make his work saleable on both sides of the Atlantic.Wodehouse was already working living in England and America, and had already had some success with short stories in the USA.The Little Nugget is an insufferable young American boy at school in England, with rival gun toting American crooks trying to kidnap him and sell him back to one or other of his estranged parents Our English hero and heroine, parted for five years, find themselves working for the rival parents All works out OK, of course More physical action and bullets whizzing than in his later, smoother, books, the writing and plotting of this last apprentice work are already accomplished Published first in Munsey s in the USA, his subsequent novel, Something New the original, and subsequently English title, Something Fresh, was thought too racy was the first of the great series of novels published in parts in the Saturday Evening Post, the best, and best paying, magazine in the USA Well worth a read


  4. says:

    The least funny of all the Wodehouse books I ve read, and though the plot is tighter than some, there just wasn t enough to keep me invested in the ending But if you haven t read anything by Wodehouse you should and it should be Hot Water, not The Little Nugget.


  5. says:

    I love it This 1913 book looks to me like a Wodehousian, novel length retelling of O Henry s 1910 short story The Ransom of Red Chief.This must have been produced before Wodehouse settled into his formula It is different from the formulaic works It isof a serious adventure novel than the usual musical comedy without music that he usually produced It isn t only different, it is also a very pleasant and satisfying read.I recommend it.


  6. says:

    While this was a fun and funny little story, it lacks the constant wit and sly humor of many of Wodehouse s later works A good one time read, but not where I would recommend starting if you re new to Wodehouse.


  7. says:

    The Little Nugget isn t a great read Not only is the title of, The Little Nugget, terrible, causing idiots to comment and scoff at the sight of the book, but the story itself is anticlimactic The characters are not interesting and the story was dull Although I enjoy reading books written by P.G Wodehouse a great deal, and if pressed I might admit that he is one of my favorites writers, The Little Nugget sucked I would not read it again and I wouldn t recommend it to anyone in search o The Little Nugget isn t a great read Not only is the title of, The Little Nugget, terrible, causing idiots to comment and scoff at the sight of the book, but the story itself is anticlimactic The characters are not interesting and the story was dull Although I enjoy reading books written by P.G Wodehouse a great deal, and if pressed I might admit that he is one of my favorites writers, The Little Nugget sucked I would not read it again and I wouldn t recommend it to anyone in search of a good book


  8. says:

    I enjoyed this one Though it has some of the usual male female relational troubles, it centers around a kidnapping plot It still has a comic tone thoughmuted than in the Jeeves books Wodehouse added some interesting twists in this one In some of his books you can see the end right from the start, though it is still an enjoyable journey to get there This one was a little tougher though you could guess at some things.


  9. says:

    Tedious and boring really very UnWodehouse in style his classic humor is totally missing from this story The plot was conducive for perfect Wodehouse jollity, but for some reason it was lacking I didn t care for any of the characters in this book There were a few good metaphors lurking here and there, but overall I was disappointed.


  10. says:

    I was very disappointed in this book I have enjoyed dozens of PG Wodehouse novels and was looking forward to another, but the style of writing in this book almost makes me think he was sick when he wrote it or had a ghost writer or such It just wasn t up to the usual Wodehouse snuff.

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