Thursday, October 22, 2009

Opening Sentence of the Day: Laughing Gas

"I had just begun to write this story, when a literary pal of mine who had had a sticky night out with the P.E.N. Club blew in to borrow a bicarbonate of soda, and I thought it would be as well to have him vet what I had done, in case I might have foozled my tee-shot." -- Laughing Gas by P. G. Wodehouse And so begins the Earl of Havershot's tale of adventure and mayhem when he visits Hollywood to save his cousin from drink and an ill-advised splice to an American pippin.

6 comments :

Jennifer, The Lady Riposter said...

P.G. Wodehouse is on my list of authors to read! His books sound so intriguing!

Rose City Reader said...

Definitely! Even though this wasn't my favorites, I wholeheartedly recommend P.G.W.

Marie said...

you gotta love Wodehouse. he's in a class by himself.

Rose City Reader said...

You are so right! Have you seen Book Psmith's blog? Her focus is on Wodehouse. She inspired me.

An Anonymous Child said...

Anyone else completely stuck on that beautiful word, "foozled"?

Rose City Reader said...

Foozled is a definite five-star word. I'd like to incorporate it into my everyday lexicon.

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