Lord Emsworth S Quick Witted Brother Must Stop The Portly Sir Gregory Parsloe S Plan To Slim Down Emsworth S Prize Porker With A New Miracle Weight Loss Drug


10 thoughts on “Pigs Have Wings (Blandings Castle, #8)

  1. Dan Schwent Dan Schwent says:

    What have I learned from this book Wodehouse gets lightyears of mileage out of the same basic plot time and time again Pigs Have Wings has the same plot elements as the other Blandings Castle books 1 a pig napping2 a broken engagement3 an imposter at the castleHere s how it went down Sir Gregory Parsloe brings in a ringer for the Fat Pig contest in an effort to keep the Empress of Blandings from three peating Clarence, Earl of Emsworth, is outraged Not only that, Parsloe s niece is the p What have I learned from this book Wodehouse gets lightyears of mileage out of the same basic plot time and time again Pigs Have Wings has the same plot elements as the other Blandings Castle books 1 a pig napping2 a broken engagement3 an imposter at the castleHere s how it went down Sir Gregory Parsloe brings in a ringer for the Fat Pig contest in an effort to keep the Empress of Blandings from three peating Clarence, Earl of Emsworth, is outraged Not only that, Parsloe s niece is the pig keeper at Blandings Castle and his fiancee is staying at Blandings Uncle Galahad, smooth player that he is, decides to kidnap the Queen of Matchingham in retaliation Through in subplots about three broken engagements and a detective at Blandings and you have a classic Wodehouse romp There were quite a few laugh out loud moments in this one.A few months later I lent my girlfriend this book and she said she liked it was better than The Code of the Woosters That s about the highest praise a Wod...


  2. Arwen Arwen says:

    The first Wodehouse book I ever read I was in love from page 1, and subsequently read almost all of the eighty odd books he ever wrote Full of absurd, wildly wonderful plots, quirky characters, and wit so dry you could burn your fingers on it P.G s books always have a happ...


  3. Rajan Rajan says:

    Reading Wodehouse is pure bliss His writing style seems simple but it is not Wodehouse is a genius and he painstakingly creates humor out of ordinary everyday situations It is not slap stick, satire or comic It is pure unadulterated humor Reading Wodehouse is the best stress buster and anti depressant He doesn t claim to very highly literary writing prowess In his own words I believe there are two ways of writing novels One is making a sort of musical comedy without music and ignoring r Reading Wodehouse is pure bliss His writing style seems simple but it is not Wodehouse is a genius and he painstakingly creates humor out of ordinary everyday situations It is not slap stick, satire or comic It is pure unadulterated humor Reading Wodehouse is the best stress buster and anti depressant He doesn t claim to very highly literary writing prowess In his own words I believe there are two w...


  4. Laurel Hicks Laurel Hicks says:

    As in any fairy tale, they all lived happily ever after Mostly.


  5. Peter Krol Peter Krol says:

    I simply love Wodehouse I haven t read a bad book by him, although I m sure they exist This book is so much fun, if you enjoy British humour Here s why A man and woman discussing a mutual acquaintance I was at school with him You were, were you Did you kick him Of course I didn t kick him I loved him like a brother The chance of a lifetime thrown away, said Miss Salt with bitterness If Orlo Vosper in his formative years had been t...


  6. Melissa Melissa says:

    No, said Lady Constance, after a moment s thought No, I shall not dismiss Beach I take the view that he was led astray by Galahad Galahad I remember, when we were children, said Lady Constance wistfully, seeing Galahad fall into that deep pond in the kitchen garden And just as he was sinking for the last time, one of the gardeners came and pulled him out, she added, speaking with a sort of wild regret It was plain that she was in agreement with the poet that of all sad words of tongu No, said Lady Constance, a...


  7. Leslie Leslie says:

    4 stars for the book but I didn t really care for Jeremy Sinden s narration In particular, his voices for Lord Emsworth and his sister Connie grated on me 4 stars for the book but I didn t really care for Jeremy ...


  8. Jim Jim says:

    Evelyn Waugh had it right when he wrote, For Wodehouse there has been no fall of man the gardens of Blandings Castle are the original gardens of Eden from which we are all exiled True it is The very idea of ten ornovels centered around the love of a dotty old earl for his prize pig sets one s mind areel P.G Wodehouse is probably one of the funniest writers who have ever lived only S.J Perelman can compare with him and some of his inventions still stick in my mind after thir Evelyn Waugh had it right when he wrote, For Wodehouse there has been no fall of man the gardens of Blandings Castle are the original gardens of Eden from which we are all exiled True it is The very idea of ten ornovels centered around the love of a dotty old earl for his prize pig sets one s mind areel P.G Wodehouse is probably one of the funniest writers who have ever lived only S.J Perelman can compare with him and some of his inventions still stick in my mind after thirty years of uproarious reading, such as Jeeves s infamous hangover cure, Buck U Uppo.Pigs Have...


  9. K. K. says:

    Finding that while all of the Blandings Castle books run on the same spool I can still enjoy, laugh out loud, not regret moments of indulgence therein I ve also had some glimpses of influence Wodehouse had upon Rowling Constant Vigilance used as a defense against pig stealing instead of dark wizards notwithstanding, the phrase is always wonderful.My rati...


  10. Micky Sahi Micky Sahi says:

    3.5 stars A welcome change it was from my previous deep reads Wodehouse is not doubt the man that God poured every bit of good humour that ever existed This book was absurdly funny Ripples of laughter in many plac...