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A Damsel In Distress by P.G. Wodehouse
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Sep 16, 2009

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Read in September, 2009

The path I followed to reading this book is surprisingly long:

Blackadder is hysterical. Hugh Laurie & Stephen Fry are supporting actors in many Blackadders.

I watched Jeeves & Wooster -- excellent.

I am still watching A Bit of Fry & Laurie.

I found a few of Wodehouse's Jeeves & Wooster books in Project Gutenberg, and read them all.

I finally arrived at A Damsel in Distress.

About halfway through I vaguely recalled a long rant about the absurdity of reading stories about nonexistent people from such a foreign culture, and kept thinking back to it. I enjoy picking up odd terms of dialect, and like the different language, which is still easy to read.

The formula is fairly strong: meet a couple, and watch the author continue erecting barriers to their happily ever after; watch others get dragged into the vortex; watch all the couples pair off happily (often predictably).

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