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A WORTHWHILE READNOTE THE AUDIOBOOK IS worthwhile readNote The audiobook is read by Mark Nelson download free from Librivox Thank ou Mr Nelsonuotes The sight of the table when at length we filed into the dining room sent a chill through me It was a meal for the very oung or the very hungry The uncompromising coldness and solidity of the viands was enough to appall a man conscious that his digestion needed humouring A huge cheese faced us in almost a swashbuckling way I do not know how else to describe it It wore a blatant rakish nemo me impune lacessit air and I noticed that the professor shivered slightly as he saw it It is a peculiarity of situations of this kind that the ideas of debtor and creditor as to what constitutes a good time never coincide The man who lays a hand upon a woman save in the way of kindness is justly disliked by Society so the woman Muspratt culpable as she was was safe from me You are swimming splendidly this morning I went on perseveringly feeling that an ounce of flattery is worth a pound of rhetoric I had not imagined Ukridge capable of such an excursion into metaphysics I saw the truth of his line of argument so clearly that it seemed to me impossible for anyone else to get confused over it I had certainly pulled the professor out of the water and the fact that I had first caused him to be pushed in had nothing to do with the case Either a man "Is A Gallant Rescuer "a gallant rescuer he is not a gallant rescuer There is no middle course I had saved his life for he would certainly have drowned if left to himself and I was entitled to his gratitude That was all there was to be said about it If there is one person I dislike it is the man who tries to air his grievances when I wish to air mine uite deliciously absurd with a sprinkling of genius dialogue and description The story gets a bit bogged at times oddly enough I blame the chickens but remains thoroughly enjoyable as the poor oung hero does everything he can to win his lady love Well worth the read PGWodehouse Love Among the Chickens Complete and unabridged Read by Jonathan CecilJonathan Cecil is my favourite reader for P G Wodehouse mainly for his rich rounded vowels but also because he reads them unabridged and Wodehouse is an author who rarely wrote an unnecessary word Love Among the Chickens opens in London but most of the action takes place in Dorset which the irrepressible scrounger Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge and his jolly new wife Molly have identified as an ideal place to set up a chicken farm Counterpointing him nicely as protagonist is the nervous novelist Jeremy Garnet O my sainted aunt who gives Wodehouse lots of opportunity for home truths about being an author I ve said it before and I expect to say it again when I feel down Wodehouse is my go to guy Love among the Chickens is his first novel to feature Ukridge who is not the most reliable character when it comes to business I think that is the politest way to describe him The storyteller is a not too successful novelist who Ukridge manages to involve in his latest get rich fast scheme building up a chicken farm where in Ukridge s mind the eggs will turn to goldIt is Wodehouse sixth novel so it is pretty early on his career considering that he would pen 99 books It has a lot of the elements of his best work romantic complications that I think only Wodehouse could come up with crazy schemes people with rich relatives they depend on for money and funny situations His first books had been set in schools but stories like this one made his name It is often laugh out loud funny like all of Wodehouse that I have read but he hasn t uite got his formula right at this time The build up is a little rocky and sometimes it takes a little longer than in some of his later novels to get from one joke to the next but it still gives me what Wodehouse always does He makes me smile he makes me laugh and that s all I ask of him He is never a waste of tim. Rbugliate di una comicità irresistibile Su tutto domina la simpaticissima ed esuberante personalità del protagonista il vulcanico Ukridge dalla straordinaria vitalità dall'ingenua ma discutibile logica dalla disastrosa mancanza di tat. Imself well no matter what direction he is steered but I think
That Had He Been Left To Himself had he been left to himself might have read "something a lot silly off the wall and generally hilarious though perhaps at the cost "a lot silly off the wall and generally hilarious though perhaps at the cost some attachment to the story and characters Overall the story is flippant fantastic fun and provides plenty of pure PG playfulness We are most of us wise after the event When the wind has blown we can generally discover a multitude of straws which should have shown us which way it was blowing Pearl of wisdom or gem of witticism Probably both You can always find memorable lines like this in any Wodehouse book which is why reading his books is always worthwhile There are numerous Wodehouse books available in the public domain to read or download for free online Unfortunately not all his books are in the public domain in fact as far as I know there are only two Jeeves and Wooster books in Project Gutenberg s massive catalogue If And a Bottle of Rum you want to explore works of Wodehouse for freeou will generally have to make do without this dynamic duo There are 42 Wodehouse titles listed at Project Gutenberg so the choice is almost bewildering I came to choose Love Among the Chickens because it is one of the very few Wodehouse titles formatted by the Standard EbooksOrg the formatting is very neat and superior to the same book formatted by Project Gutenberg not that Gutenberg does a terrible job Love Among the Chickens is the story of Jeremy Garnet an author of pulp detective novels Just when Garnet is in need of a change of scene and inspiration his friend Stanley Ukridge entices him to assist him in a chicken farming venture in Combe Regis in Dorsetshire Garnet readily agrees and while en route to Combe Regis he meets beautiful Phyllis Derrick and is immediately smitten He gets on well enough with Phyllis who enjoys reading his fiction but her father Professor Derrick is a highly cantankerous gentleman and getting on his good side is very difficult Garnet s attempt to befriend the professor is not helped by the unwanted assistance of his friend Ukridge who is a loudmouth idiot without social graces Desperate to make some headway with the professor Garnet stages a faux rescue that initially pays dividends until his scheme is rumbled The course of true love never did run smooth but Garnet s situation is ridiculousFor me any Wodehouse book without Jeeves and Wooster is immediately second tier or below There is magic in Jeeves wonderfully convoluted manner of speaking and his ingenious solutions to problems The contrast when he is paired with his boss Bertie Wooster whose daft antics always land him in the soup makes for some comedy gold All Wodehouse protagonists land themselves in the soup at some point in the narrative but only Bertie has Jeeves to fish him out Unfortunately for Garnet he has Ukridge one of Wodehouse less prepossessing recurring characters He is extremely stupid opinionated and always very insistent on having his ways He seldom stops talking long enough for anybody to get a word in For me Ukridge is the weak link of the novel he just rubs me the wrong way I have met people like him in real life and always find them unbearable However whatever flaws exist in a Wodehouse novel the book as a whole is always salvageable thanks to the author s wit and charms In spite of the title Love Among the Chickens does not place much emphasis on the romance scenes of Garnet s awkward courting are few and far between The comedy is reliant on high jinx involving rampaging chickens or creditors Wodehouse also gets a lot of mileage from Garnet s ill considered scheme to ingratiate himself with the professor I read Love Among the Chickens as an e book as well as an audiobook mostly simultaneously It makes for pleasant and amiable bus journeys to work While not exactly side splittingly funny it made me chuckle a few times and is never dull A second or even third tier Wodehouse O che è forse il più noto fra i libri giovanili del grande umorista inglese Ukridge ha deciso di allevare polli malgrado la sua totale incompetenza in materia Ne deriveranno incidenti imprevedibili incontri sentimentali situazioni inga. .
Stanley Ukridge is no JeevesHis "Eccentricities Make Others GrieveGarnet Unlike "make others grieveGarnet unlike dull and dorkyPhyllis is the one he lovesWoos her like a lonesome doveCreditors swarm the farmsRummaging chickens with their armsAmongst a mass of satiric blissIt is acceptable to give this a miss Such a funny story I really enjoyed the slapstick style Ukridge and the well meaning Garnet They get into all sorts of scrapes and land on their feet time and time again But of course that won t always happen When Ukridge deeply offends the father of the girl Garnet has fallen in love with Garnet has his work cut out for him Things at the chicken farm are going to have to go much differently if Garnet hopes to win the fair ladyDespite too many instances of stupid I still laughed through the story and enjoyed the crazy ride Love Among the Chickens represented Wodehouse s first foray into adult fiction Prior to Chickens Wodehouse had focused on children s or Crochet young adult literature mostly school stories set in English boarding schools These were often humorous but one couldn t help but feel like Wodehouse was holding back a bit by fitting his tales to the tastes ofounger readers Happ I d call this classic Wodehouse if not uite up to his best and then I realize it s his first novel written at age 25 Astonishing that he had his characteristic silliness of plot and perfection of tone right from the start Who else could write such a brilliant three page description of a man trying and failing to maintain his dignity while trying and failing to catch an errant hen I didn t enjoy this one nearly as much as the other Wodehouse novels I ve read recentlyThe main character is a bit dull and was not really enough of him to justify the story The story was a little too hard to believe I know I know all of the stories are hard to believe but this one wasn t so much involved in that magical world Wodehouse normally creates and so when it went over the top it left me on the other sideThere is an interesting remark made by one of the female characters that
The Narrator Who Is Alsonarrator who is also Playhouse young novelist doesn t write very convincing female characters And doou know what none of the female characters in this book are at all convincing And now I think of it I would doubt there would ever be a play called Wodehouse s Women Then again in this book particularly none of the male characters were very convincing either If ou are thinking of reading some Wodehouse my only advice would be to not start here There were moments but I ve come to expect so much than just moments from this man With each book of Wodehouse s that I finish it is always with a little bit of regret Even though PG Wodehouse is attributed to over a hundred published works I ve still got uite a bit of my life ahead of me and it will be a sad day indeed when I ve run out of fresh Wodehouse books to read Oh well at the very least I can start rereading and hopefully by then my memory will be going bad so each reread will feel just like new again Anyway Love Among the Chickens is Wodehouse in true form though I will admit that it was a bit of a deviation from the previous works of his that I have read so far Here it seems he has taken his story a tiny bit seriously than in his other works Instead of defaulting on the most ridiculously funny thing that he could think of he appears to rein in at a couple of spots and put out some sincere emotions and descriptions within the plot There is of course nothing wrong with this but it did seem just a bit off for Wodehouse so I checked on something and found out that sure enough Love Among the Chickens was one of his earlier written works If I were to venture a speculation I would say that this one has a lot of the fingerprints of an editor than Wodehouse s later works once he had established himself would have because the tone is definitely subdued Again Wodehouse is a great writer and acuits Uale impresa può sembrare troppo rischiosa all'audace e candida fantasia di Ukridge uno dei personaggi più vivi e umani creati da Wodehouse uale ostacolo può fermare la sua dinamica esuberanza e il suo scoppiettante entusiasmo In uest.