The Project Gutenberg EBook of Indiscretions of Archie, by P. G. Wodehouse This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no. Archie Mahoom (pronounced “Moom”), is a typical Wodehouse character–a member of the British upper classes, educated at Eton and Oxford, with no apparent. The next moment he was in his bag again; and Archie, bounding silently into the bathroom, was tearing the cord off his dressing-gown. There came a banging at.

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Both are masters of red-faced frustration and the slow burn. I want to start by saying that the librivox reading was fantastic, Mark Nelson always does a superb job.

Indiscretions of Archie by P.G. Wodehouse

While the pacing and format isn’t close to what Wodehouse is capable of, it’s always fun to read about, and towards the end moments of genuine genius begin to shoot up like so arcchie crocuses in the spring. Who knew Wodehouse could write genuine American comic verse? Archie isn’t as fun as Bertie but in the same vein. There are laugh-out-loud moments, some O Henry type plots – the book is almo This book starts off as a fairly typical early Wodehouse, with thin characterization, but plenty of humour and wonderful language.

Performing Flea Over Seventy. This is my favorite non-Jeeves Wodehouse book. He hadnt hit his stride. He’s pretty much just Bertie Wooster in a different suit, but I love Bertie too much to be overly critical. Mar 17, Michael Bafford rated it really liked it. Instead of Jeeves, Archie has his wife Lucille to look out for him. Hardly the best novel by P. Apr 11, I. Each story takes two or three chapters and rarely references previous chapters.


Now that I’ve finished it, I’m sort of sad. To my surprise it quickly changed into something much funnier. Bibliography Short stories Characters Locations Songs. To fo other readers questions about Indiscretions of Archieplease sign up.

Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets. The ending is cliche but so unexpected that it’s a charming way to wrap up the story.

Happy marriages aren’t exactly an engine of comedy, but fortunately his father-in-law is a more than worthy adversary.

Archie……The good egg…… I wish him well! There is definitely some classic Wodehouse moment such as the end of chapter 24 with Archie counting birds with one stoneI prefer a story that flows better.

This is unfortunate because I find Archie a likely enough character and perhaps a little more average than some of his heroes that sometimes come off a something as a touch too much to a knight in shining armor type level that few of us can obtain.

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Howard, science fiction has H. Feb 10, Mike rated it it was archle. I haven’t read any Wodehouse before ‘Archie’. Dick Amusing, not Wodehouse’s best.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Not favorite booknot by a long shot, but certainly my favorite title. Oct 23, Mareli Thalwitzer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Wodehouse indiscretios, and it obviously suffers from being a series of short stories published in and The story is amusing, but the main character is annoying.

Perhaps it is due to reading so many of Wodehouse’s other novels after it that coming back to this book it doesn’t hold up as well. By themselves the short stories are funny and delightful in pure Wodehouse-manner, but the attempt to weld them together to a single story doesn’t work that well for me. Uncle Fred in the Springtime. Brewster; but the real bar was the fact that he had once adversely criticised one of his hotels.


All in all a spiffy read.

The book had the taste of a sitcom–each chapter is more or less a stand-alone episode, with the This is one of those books where I really wish you could give half stars. Jeeves and Wooster Vol.

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The part of Waugh that “liked things to go wrong” must of course have delighted in the cycle of peril, scheme, frustration, and peril anew. Love among the Chickens. It’s one of Wodehouse’s early works, and maybe he just hadn’t hit his stride yet. This is an early Wodehouse set in New York where war veteran Archie moves with his new bride the daughter of hotel owner Brewster. Unlike Bertie he has no private income.

At first this one seemed slightly tedious and indeed it is fairly episodic.

Dec 02, Brenda Pike rated it it was amazing. It’s Wodehouse so that counts for something I actually listened to a Libra Vox audio book of this title, read by the always excellent Mark Nelson.