Psmith Journalist – PG Wodehouse

Psmith Journalist – PG Wodehouse. Wodehouse is probably the greatest ever writer of English humour. I have read over 60 of his 90 published novels. The language used is a delight to read, the words just dance. Psmith Journalist is a story I have read many times. It’s an easy read but so satisfying. It is based in New York where Psmith becomes something of  crusading journalist. Psmith isn’t one of my favourite Wodehouse creations, he’s just too pompous, but nevertheless great fun and despite the veiled attack on the conditions of New York’s tenements the humour beams out. The plot is far-fetched, but the language brings it through. Written in 1915, it is of its time yet at the same time it has barely dated, such is the strength of the writing.

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