Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tales of St. Austin's, by P.G. Wodehouse

Loosely connected short stories concerning the same fictional public (read: private) school in England. Humorous tales, but still very heavy on the intricacies of cricket, including team politics. Like the other Wodehouse books I've read that delve heavily into cricket, that cricket book I read several years ago was invaluable. Another thing this book did was make me want to read Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes, for which, if I see Wodehouse in heaven, I shall kick him in the shin. Ten percent done on my Kindle and it still have nothing to do with school, and Tom Brown just came into the story. (Although I just started The Adventures of Augie March and the narrator's brother read the book when he was young, so maybe it's just a book to get through to get other references to it.)

Rating: three and a half out of seven giant inflatable monkeys.

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