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Laughing Gas de P. G. Wodehouse
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Laughing Gas (original: 1936; edição: 2002)

de P. G. Wodehouse (Autor)

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A P.G. Wodehouse novelJoey Cooley is a golden-curled child film star, the idol of American motherhood. Reginald, Third Earl of Havershot, is a boxing blue on a mission to save his wayward cousin from the fleshpots of Hollywood. Both are under anaesthetic at the dentists when something strange happens - and their identities are swapped in the ether.Suddenly Joey can use his six-foot frame to get his own back on his Hollywood persecutors. But Reggie has to endure everything Joey had to put up with in the horrible life of a child star - including kidnap.Laughing Gas is Wodehouse's brilliantly funny take on the 'If I were you' theme - a wry look at the dangers of getting what you wish for in the movie business and beyond.… (mais)
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Título:Laughing Gas
Autores:P. G. Wodehouse (Autor)
Informação:The Overlook Press (2002), Edition: Reissue, 286 pages
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Laughing Gas de P. G. Wodehouse (1936)

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BOOK REVIEW: So it is just hard to go wrong with any Wodehouse book. This book is just laugh out loud funny. You’re taken on a short journey of a body switching plot. Just when you think our heroes day can’t get any worse - it goes from bad to worse. Recommend this book to anyone who enjoys terrific writing like only Wodehouse can do and is in the mood to have many good laughs. The book is suitable for all ages and is a quick read.

Here’s one of my favorite bits:

'Haven't you ever heard of Sister Lora Luella Stott?'
'No. Who is she?'
'She is the woman who is leading California out of the swamp of alcohol.'

'Good God!' I could tell by Eggy's voice that he was interested. 'Is there a swamp of alcohol in these parts? What an amazing country America is. Talk about every modern convenience. Do you mean you can simply go there and lap?'

The only thing wrong with this read is you will, eventually come to the last page! Heartily recommend! @KatoJustus4 ( )
  KatoJustus | Apr 6, 2021 |
This stand-alone Wodehouse book is right up there with his best! Simon Prebble does a decent narration but I wish that I had been able to get the Jonathan Cecil narration... ( )
  leslie.98 | Dec 12, 2019 |
First Wodehouse yarn I’ve encountered that slips the bounds of reality.

In short, the male narrator unwillingly swaps bodies with a child actor, which leads to chaos and confusion.

Very funny – one of my favourite Wodehouse novels. ( )
  PhilSyphe | Apr 16, 2017 |
Although not one of Wodehouse's well-known Jeeves and Wooster books, Laughing Gas is written in the same comic style. Reggie has just become the third Earl of Havershot when his cousin Egremont (good old Eggy), a notorious alcoholic currently hiding from the family in Hollywood, becomes engaged to an American woman. His ever-so-proper English family is none too thrilled about this, so Reggie, as head of the family, is coerced into traveling from England to Hollywood to talk some sense into him. Soon after he arrives, Reggie's bad tooth starts acting up, and he has no choice but to visit an American dentist to have the tooth pulled. In the waiting room he meets Joey Cooley, the biggest child star in Hollywood. The two are sedated with laughing gas at the same time, and through some strange mix-up in the fourth dimension, they end up switching bodies. Hilarity ensues in typical Wodehouse style, and despite some rather serious setbacks, everything turns out for the best in the end.

This is only my third Wodehouse novel, but I think I'm going to agree with my parents (who have read all of his books) and say that none of his other books are as good as the Jeeves and Wooster series. That's not to say that his other books are bad; they're just not as good.

For me, the book as a whole was just ok, but the little details were really good. Wodehouse definitely has a way with language, and brilliantly funny phrases abound in his work. The plot, however, seemed like nothing more than a vehicle designed to give him plenty of chances to interject these great phrases as often as possible. The characters were typical and relied more on stereotypes than character development. For me, these flaws are acceptable, though, because I know about them going in to the book and because there are very few authors who can match Wodehouse's mastery of words. He's just fun to read because you never know when some little gem of dialogue or description will turn up. ( )
  AmandaL. | Jan 16, 2016 |
"Poked in the snoot"! He's a master of the English language.
  marfita | Sep 14, 2015 |
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Not the best Wodehouse has ever done, but that doesn't stop this from having its amusing moments. Reggie, recently become an Earl, lands in Hollywood, falls in love and, in a dentist's office, while under gas, exchanges souls with a child-star, a lad famed for badness...and, with this Thorne-Smith peg, they each do one another no little harm. There are several good chuckles and some good Wodehouse characters and incidents. Ran in This Week quite a while back.
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A P.G. Wodehouse novelJoey Cooley is a golden-curled child film star, the idol of American motherhood. Reginald, Third Earl of Havershot, is a boxing blue on a mission to save his wayward cousin from the fleshpots of Hollywood. Both are under anaesthetic at the dentists when something strange happens - and their identities are swapped in the ether.Suddenly Joey can use his six-foot frame to get his own back on his Hollywood persecutors. But Reggie has to endure everything Joey had to put up with in the horrible life of a child star - including kidnap.Laughing Gas is Wodehouse's brilliantly funny take on the 'If I were you' theme - a wry look at the dangers of getting what you wish for in the movie business and beyond.

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