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Barmy in Wonderland

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Although Cyrill Fotheringay Phipps fondly known as Barmy only consulted a fortune teller to take the weight off his feet it did seem. Douglas Adams dubbed PG Wodehouse as the greatest comic writer of all time Barmy is my first taste of Wodehouse and shows an author in control of all aspects of the game from the unusual similes that clearly inspired Adams to his impeccable comic timing to well if broadly drawn characters and a plot just coherent enough to keep the whole farce together It took me about 10 pages to get hooked and afterwards the next 216 seemed to fly by A pleasant smart funny novel that makes me want to look into the rest of Wodehouse's oeuvre Joseph Schacht. Esquisse d'une histoire du droit musulman : Traduit de l'anglais par Jeanne et Félix Arin plot just coherent enough to keep the whole farce together It took me about 10 Au croisement des cultures de droit occidentale et musulmane: Le pluralisme juridique dans le code tunisien des obligations et des contrats pages to get hooked and afterwards the next 216 seemed to fly by A Mariage et liberté: Étude comparative entre le droit français, tunisien et musulman pleasant smart funny novel that makes me want to look into the rest of Wodehouse's oeuvre

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As though the old crystal ball had had an eyeful Had he not met 'Dinty' the fair girl to end all fair girls and was he not about to e. What a fantastic title The book was very good and very funny but definitely not my favorite Wodehouse ever This book is about Barmy Fotheringay Phipps one of Bertie Wooster's pals from the Drones Club Old Barmy ends up investing all his money in a stinker of a Broadway show just to be near a girl he falls in love with after meeting her briefly on the sidewalk Typical of Wodehouse there are many complications and laughs and it all works out in the end I just like it when things are confusing in a funny way and then it all works out in the end If I could take on the problems of a Wodehouse character I'd do it in a heartbeat Les Statuts gouvernementaux ou règles de droit public et administratif pals from the Drones Club Old Barmy ends up investing all his money in a stinker of a Broadway show just to be near a girl he falls in love with after meeting her briefly on the sidewalk Typical of Wodehouse there are many complications and laughs and it all works out in the end I just like it when things are confusing in a funny way and then it all works out in the end If I could take on the Droit et environnement social au Maghreb problems of a Wodehouse character I'd do it in a heartbeat

P.G. Wodehouse à 9 review

Nrich the Broadway theatrical sceneBut while Barmy was rising his hat to Gypsy Sybill fate was aiming a nasty jolt at the solar plexu. This is a uirky Wodehouse that takes place in the world of American theater rather than English castles PG had co written any number of plays with notable lights of the theatrical scribe community He was often the story guy to the song guys and did uite well Over time theater changed while Wodehouse stayed largely the same His play writing career ran for roughly 25 years and mostly ending by the mid 1930s Thankfully for his fans this left time to pen the hundredish books that he left as his primary legacy In the early 1950s Wodehouse started mulling his theatrical successes In the summer of 1952 Wodehouse and Guy Bolton co wrote Carry On Jeeves which was PG's last attempt at writing for the stage In 1953 he wrote Bring on the Girls a biography about his theater years It was probably Barmy in Wonderland aka Angel Cake which was largely finished by the summer of 1951 that inspired these later effortsThis novel is pleasant read that feels significantly dated than most of the Wodehouse books from his prime JW and Blandings novels seem to float on a fairly timeless ether but Barmy is a historical look at a very distinct time and place in New York theater that has long vanished The early part of the book flows nicely in the Wodehouse stream of pleasant prose but when the actual theater world ensnares Barmy the book becomes less of a joy To be fair there are some wonderful bits of wordplay and description including a well drawn lawyer which make even the dull theater bits and the telegraphed ending worth reading Dr. Saoud et Mr. Djihad (Le monde comme il va) plexu. This is a uirky Wodehouse that takes O Jérusalem place in the world of American theater rather than English castles PG had co written any number of AMNESIQUES plays with notable lights of the theatrical scribe community He was often the story guy to the song guys and did uite well Over time theater changed while Wodehouse stayed largely the same His Histoire du Moyen-Orient (Poches essais t. 266) play writing career ran for roughly 25 years and mostly ending by the mid 1930s Thankfully for his fans this left time to L'Islam pour les nuls pen the hundredish books that he left as his La question de Palestine, tome 1 : 1799-1921 primary legacy In the early 1950s Wodehouse started mulling his theatrical successes In the summer of 1952 Wodehouse and Guy Bolton co wrote Carry On Jeeves which was PG's last attempt at writing for the stage In 1953 he wrote Bring on the Girls a biography about his theater years It was Les Femmes du prophète probably Barmy in Wonderland aka Angel Cake which was largely finished by the summer of 1951 that inspired these later effortsThis novel is PENSEE ARABE pleasant read that feels significantly dated than most of the Wodehouse books from his Le mois le plus long. Ramadan à Istanbul prime JW and Blandings novels seem to float on a fairly timeless ether but Barmy is a historical look at a very distinct time and Figures du Palestinien: Identité des origines, identité de devenir place in New York theater that has long vanished The early Le Vent jaune : Récits part of the book flows nicely in the Wodehouse stream of L'inconscient de l'islam pleasant L'Expansion musulmane, VIIe-XIe siècles, 5e édition prose but when the actual theater world ensnares Barmy the book becomes less of a joy To be fair there are some wonderful bits of wordplay and description including a well drawn lawyer which make even the dull theater bits and the telegraphed ending worth reading


10 thoughts on “Barmy in Wonderland

  1. says:

    In order to win the woman of his dreams Cyril Barmy Fotheringay Phipps invests ten thousand dollars into a stinker of a play to be close to her Will he ever see any of his money back and win his woman's heart?That PG Wodehouse is a sly one Just as he managed to make golf interesting in The Clicking of Cuthbert he managed to make me care about theater with Barmy in WonderlandBarmy in Wonderland features a few of the usual Wodehouse plot devices You get the budding love between Barmy and Eileen Dinty Moore the broken engagement between Mervyn Potter and his love and hilarious drunken escapades featuring Potter and PhippsIt's amazing how many interesting characters Wodehouse creates and then never uses again To the best of my knowledge Barmy a member of the fabled Drones Club is the only one who appears in other stories It's a shame too Dinty Moore is strong female lead like many of Wodehouse's women Mervyn Potter that hilarious drunken bastard could have easily spawned stories on his own I even enjoyed the two sleazy play producers Lehman and McClureOh and I should mention my favorite line before I wrap this up She was so tight she could carry an armload of eels up five flights of stairs and not drop a single oneAs usual everything works out in the end as it normally does in Wodehouseland The joy is in the journey not the destination While this one isn't my favorite Wodehouse or even close it's still hilarious and an easy three


  2. says:

    45Great fun in this Wodehouse novel about NY theater business If only this had been narrated by Jonathan Cecil it might have been a 5 Not that Simon Vance's narration was bad far from it


  3. says:

    Douglas Adams dubbed PG Wodehouse as the greatest comic writer of all time Barmy is my first taste of Wodehouse and shows an author in control of all aspects of the game from the unusual similes that clearly inspired Adams to his impeccable comic timing to well if broadly drawn characters and a plot just coherent enough to keep the whole farce together It took me about 10 pages to get hooked and afterwards the next 216 seemed to fly by A pleasant smart funny novel that makes me want to look into the rest of Wodehouse's oeuvre


  4. says:

    Cyril ‘Barmy’ Fotheringay Phipps has been despatched from his London flat and his patronage of the Drones Gentleman’s Club at the insistence of his Uncle to learn the ropes of the Hotel business where due to some spirits and a chance meeting with actor Mervyn Potter a chalet is unfortunately burned to the groundOn being discharged from his position as desk clerk Potter secures Barmy an opening as a Broadway producer which he accepts as he has fallen in love with the production secretary one Dinty MooreIt true Wodehouse fashion engagement fall like the leaves in August and the play ‘Sacrifice’ changes hands often than a clock maker All in all not the greatest Wodehouse farce but it is uite a legacy to live up to One of Wodehouse’s poor days still greater than the best days of any of the writers whom can only beat him on any literacy list by virtue of their position in the alphabet


  5. says:

    A book from Wodehouse's great period ie about 1920 1960 This one actually came out in 1952 It stars a fairly minor character from the Jeeves Drones club stories Cyril Barmy Fotheringay Phipps in his only lead role in a full length novel The wonderland of he title is actually the Theatre land of Broadway Barmy buys into a hopeless show and makes it a hit The best character in the book is actually not Barmy but movie star lead actor and dipsomaniac Mervyn Potter The story is distinctly hackneyed you'll have have heard it all before many times especially if you've seen any Hollywood musicals of the 1930s but Wodehouse of course makes the thing wholly enjoyable just not uite up to his very best standards


  6. says:

    What a fantastic title The book was very good and very funny but definitely not my favorite Wodehouse ever This book is about Barmy Fotheringay Phipps one of Bertie Wooster's pals from the Drones Club Old Barmy ends up investing all his money in a stinker of a Broadway show just to be near a girl he falls in love with after meeting her briefly on the sidewalk Typical of Wodehouse there are many complications and laughs and it all works out in the end I just like it when things are confusing in a funny way and then it all works out in the end If I could take on the problems of a Wodehouse character I'd do it in a heartbeat


  7. says:

    P G at his delirious best In particular I liked the interaction between the drunken movie star and the slightly dense English gent It's a love story it involves a theatrical production and it is confected by the Master Need I say ?


  8. says:

    While I've read a fair number of Bertie and Jeeves stories I haven't read much else of Wodehouse It took me a while to get into this story but once I got into the groove it went very uickly and was as enjoyable as ever


  9. says:

    This is a uirky Wodehouse that takes place in the world of American theater rather than English castles PG had co written any number of plays with notable lights of the theatrical scribe community He was often the story guy to the song guys and did uite well Over time theater changed while Wodehouse stayed largely the same His play writing career ran for roughly 25 years and mostly ending by the mid 1930s Thankfully for his fans this left time to pen the hundredish books that he left as his primary legacy In the early 1950s Wodehouse started mulling his theatrical successes In the summer of 1952 Wodehouse and Guy Bolton co wrote Carry On Jeeves which was PG's last attempt at writing for the stage In 1953 he wrote Bring on the Girls a biography about his theater years It was probably Barmy in Wonderland aka Angel Cake which was largely finished by the summer of 1951 that inspired these later effortsThis novel is pleasant read that feels significantly dated than most of the Wodehouse books from his prime JW and Blandings novels seem to float on a fairly timeless ether but Barmy is a historical look at a very distinct time and place in New York theater that has long vanished The early part of the book flows nicely in the Wodehouse stream of pleasant prose but when the actual theater world ensnares Barmy the book becomes less of a joy To be fair there are some wonderful bits of wordplay and description including a well drawn lawyer which make even the dull theater bits and the telegraphed ending worth reading


  10. says:

    This is a curious and very unusual Wodehouse novel in that it's based on a play by another author The first third of the story is pure Wodehouse but then it abruptly turns into George S Kaufman's 1925 play THE BUTTER AND EGG MAN Not only does it retain the plot of the stage work but several characters have the same names as in the play and much of the dialogue is Kaufman's as well Wodehouse's hero hails from London however replacing the Ohio native from the play that Kaufman created So we have the almost surreal situation of a purely Wodehousian character transplanted into an established work of a rather different nature created by someone else I found it jarring but never unpleasant The play has been filmed numerous times so there were no surprises in the plot but it does somehow work in a strange sort of way