Monday, February 12, 2007

Pigs Have Wings

Last week I reread this favorite by Wodehouse. As much as I enjoy Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, I enjoy Lord Emsworth, his brother Galahad Threepwood, and their assorted sisters even more.

Any story with Blandings Castle in it is sure to have a pig or two in the story. Pigs aren't a favorite animal of mine, but reading about the Empress of Blandings munching her daily quota of calories (57,800) is soothing for late night reading. This story features not one, but two pig-nappings, right before a critical agricultural show. Included are the usual star-crossed lovers - three couples in this book - who, thanks to the deft management of Galahad, are happily paired off towards a rosy future in the end.

And while the plotlines are funny, they don't usually make me laugh hard enough to shake the bed and wake Steve if he's already asleep.



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