Full Moon (Blandings Castle #8) ★★★✬☆

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Title: Full Moon
Series: Blandings Castle #8
Authors: PG Wodehouse
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Genre: Humor
Pages: 200
Words: 78K

A full novel with the further (mis)adventures of the residents and guests of Blandings Castle. Ther_e is the usual crossed lovers denied entry to paradise by disapproving aunts. There are wayward sons doing stupid things. There are in-laws and Uncles calling everyone else pigheaded. There are artists. Of course there is the Empress, the Queen (pig) of the Castle. And jewelry.

Throw it all together into a blender, select high speed to take the edge off that chunky jewelry, blend for 1minute and voila, another perfect Blandings Castle story. I mean, that is all Wodehouse really does. He takes various well-used but still amusing ingredients and simply mixes them together in new ways. It is genius.

Now, most of Wodehouse’s works are just plain silly and if you’re not ready for it or feel in the need of some big fat literary literature, they probably won’t tickle your funny bone. But I was not in the mood for big fat literary literature with out of touch snobs telling me lies about crap that didn’t matter, so this hit the spot exactly. I was tempted to give it 4stars for how much I enjoyed it, but that was more down to circumstances (that hopefully won’t be duplicated) than to the book itself. So 3 ½ it is!


36 thoughts on “Full Moon (Blandings Castle #8) ★★★✬☆

  1. I just glanced over the plot outline – enough to establish I hadn’t read it before – and all the usual ingredients are there. I mean, I could have read it, but don’t think I did. The Ionicus cover doesn’t look familiar, either.

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    1. The thing with Wodehouse is that it is very easy to burn out on his brand of humor. But considering your voracious consumption of Wolfe, I don’t think any of the ordinary “rule of thumb” rules apply to you 😀
      So I can totally see you doing that….

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    1. It helps that I deliberately try to keep my reading circle as wide as I can accept. I don’t know that I could have done it 20 years ago. But the reading rotation I have works so I’m not going to mess with it 😀

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    1. I can see myself re-reading these Blandings Castle novels a decade after I finish them. Wooster and Jeeves, not so much. I think part of it is the greater cast of characters and there’s no homogenous Jeeves character to solve everything. Everyone solves a little bit or serendipity just puts her nose into things 😀

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