Sam the Sudden (Everyman's Library P G WODEHOUSE)

Sam the Sudden Everyman s Library P G WODEHOUSE Not so fresh off the tramp steamer from America Sam Shotter settles in the sleepy suburb of Valley Fields His pastoral peace is short lived however when Soapy Molloy Dolly the Dip and Chimp Twist

  • Title: Sam the Sudden (Everyman's Library P G WODEHOUSE)
  • Author: P.G. Wodehouse
  • ISBN: 9781841591506
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Not so fresh off the tramp steamer from America, Sam Shotter settles in the sleepy suburb of Valley Fields His pastoral peace is short lived, however, when Soapy Molloy, Dolly the Dip, and Chimp Twist arrive on the scene looking for two million dollars they seem to have mislaid in the vicinity Not only does Sam discover he s living right bang next door to the girl of hisNot so fresh off the tramp steamer from America, Sam Shotter settles in the sleepy suburb of Valley Fields His pastoral peace is short lived, however, when Soapy Molloy, Dolly the Dip, and Chimp Twist arrive on the scene looking for two million dollars they seem to have mislaid in the vicinity Not only does Sam discover he s living right bang next door to the girl of his dreams, but he s sitting, rather embarrassingly, on a goldmine Some rather superior sleuthing will be required.

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    • Jim says:

      I was having a rotten time of it -- it happens to us all -- when I suddenly said to myself, “Now why don't you pick up a P. G. Wodehouse novel you haven't read before?" Well, I did, and before you know it, that blister of a boss of mine receded into the distance and I was laughing my head off.Sam the Sudden is not the best or the funniest of Wodehouse's novels, but there is enough there to render your world a jollier place, what with those scamps Chimp Twist and Soapy and Dolly Molloy trying t [...]

    • Jeff Crompton says:

      One of Wodehouse's own favorites, according to his forward, this book is good middle-of-the-road Wodehouse - or maybe a little better than that. In part, it is a celebration of the London suburbs ("Valley Fields" here) Wodehouse loved. Plenty of typical Wodehousian strained coincidences, and the hero gets the girl and the money in the end, of course.

    • Waleed says:

      In his 1975 Paris Review interview, Wodehouse named this as one of his own books that he was fondest of (the other was Quick Service). Sam the Sudden is no masterpiece, but it has a lot of charm, and paints an amusing portrait of life in south-east London in the 1920s.

    • Turquoise says:

      Excellent and hilarious in true Wodehousian style.

    • Ian Wood says:

      ‘Sam the Sudden’ is the story of ex-Wrykyn man San Shotter who is sent to England by his Uncle in the Company of the proprietor of the Mammoth Publishing Company, Lord Tilbury, whom we previously met in Wodehouse’s world in ‘Bill the Conqueror’ before he became titled and was plain Sir George Pyke. Also mentioned from ‘Bill the Conqueror’ is Percy Pilbeam now the editor of Society Spice, one of Mammoth’s papers.Sam has fallen in love with Kay Derrick after been stranded in Canada [...]

    • Aaron Wittwer says:

      What's left to say after already giving thoughts on fifteen or so Wodehouse books. This is more of the same, and hooray for that. It's a stand alone story about a young American taking a newspaper job in England and moving into a house that just so happens to be adjacent to that of the girl of his dreams. Ohd it also just so happens to be a house wherein, some years earlier, a notorious bank robber stashed $2 Million in loot, making it, currently, the target of a few members of the criminal elem [...]

    • Bob says:

      I needed something lightweight after The Radetzky March and Wodehouse always provides. While Bertie Wooster of the Jeeves series always narrowly escapes getting snared in marriage, the eponymous protagonist here is in a hurry to get the girl - basically a screwball comedy with a happy ending and a few classical allusions.

    • Ian says:

      Enjoyable story set in Wodehouse's standard setting for London suburban life, Valley Fields. The story features the American con artists the Molloys, plus the even dodgier Chimp Twist, endeavouring to recover stolen bearer bonds from a Valley Fields villa. The story was pretty much replicated in 1961 with Ice in the Bedroom.

    • Ritika says:

      It is funny, oh yes, it is. It is a quintessential Wodehouse product. But some activities still continue to be molestation, whatever the trigger is considered to be. And there is always the subtle class difference. Ah well, times change, and it is still a funny Wodehouse, and thankfully, not a timeless one.

    • Jenifer says:

      This was a fun, enjoyable, light read. I liked it better than the Jeeves book I read because each chapter in the Jeeves book had a problem and resolution; whereas, this one was a complete novel and so had a little more depth. I just love Wodehouse's wit and writing style.

    • Daisy says:

      PG himself says this is one of his own favorite novelseparisreview/intervi

    • Krisz says:

      Just the right amount of turns and humour: didn't make me cry suffering a laughing fit, like some of his other novels do, still it's one of the best of PGW.

    • Dave Peticolas says:

      Sam Shotter gets the girl. P.G. basically writes the same set of stories over and over, but he does it so incredibly well, I never get tired.

    • David Nadolny says:

      Another Wodehouse classic. Intertwining the lives of the British upper, middle and lower classes in a spectacular fashion! He never fails to amuse. What Ho!

    • Alan says:

      Hilariously funny; I hadn't laughed so much in ages :-D

    • Vimala B says:

      P G Wodehouse never fails me and he always keeps-up his promise.The moments enjoyed with the book are the moments for ever.A feeling like 'Napoleon outlook and Shakespearean knowledge'!!!

    • A says:

      Whilst Jeeves and Wooster are great, I think there are less well-known gems amongst the canon and this is one of them.Witty, clever and some great dialogue. A great, escapist pick-me-up.

    • Swetha Sundaram says:

      My very first P.G.Wodehouse! This book got me addicted to P.G.W! Very witty!

    • Will Adam says:

      Quick read. Like the Grisham of his time but that time seems much more talented than now. Good twists and turns but most of all, just a fun and funny read.

    • Phillip says:

      This is a truly satisfying stand alone Wodehouse novel. I would say it is slightly less than one of the great ones. I highly recommend it.

    • Victoria Jackson says:

      Very funny and very appealing hero, like Uneasy Money. Sent by American uncle to UK to work for newspaper. He lives in the suburbs and there is a mystery about the house he is living in.

    • Douglas Wilson says:

      Wodehouse shines.

    • Jason Mock says:

      An early Wodehouse romance featuring an ugly dog, soliciting cops,thieves and lots of hilarious dialogue.

    • Aaron Gray says:

      Not my favorite Wodehouse. Some funny moments, but the characters were a bit weak.

    • Matt says:

      Classic Wodehouse -- a clever plot, fun characters, and impeccable writing. The repartee between Sam and Kay is particularly amusing. A really fun one.

    • Téa Oliver says:

      A jolly time captured in print! Wodehouse is a genius and had me laughing at every page.

    • Huw Collingbourne says:

      An early Wodehouse and far from being one of his best. Worth reading even so for the simple joy of Wodehouse's writing.

    • Caroline says:

      Chimp Twist makes another appearance!

    • Gallagher says:

      Awesome book. A kitten fell into a bowl of custard. Five stars!

    • Bob Ladwig says:

      Wodehouse as usually serves up a humourous story with romantic interests.

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