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on August 22, 2010
What this book lacks in plot it more than makes up in with sports play-by-plays. Almost every page has Cricket games in excruciatingly tedious and incomprehensible detail.

This is definitely not one of Wodehouse's better efforts and, unless you are into Cricket, I'd give it a pass. P.G. has written other books much more worthy of your time.
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on August 16, 2016
It is basically all right. Wodehouse is still writing school stories. I don't really go for descriptions of fictional sporting events, of which there is a lot. Wodehouse is still an apprentice and hasn't discovered the things that will make him great. Though, the beginning about the uncle is quarky.
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on October 12, 2013
The prefect is a boy in a private school in England, called "The Bishop," whose mother writes him at the beginning of one term to meet a train coming from London, on which his uncle will be arriving. The Bishop doesn't recall this uncle, but nonetheless walks the 3 miles to the station to meet him. Turns out that this uncle is 4 years younger than the Bishop, and will be a student at the school.

While the prose is often as entertaining as anything Wodehouse wrote, this story just didn't thrill me. There are pages upon pages of descriptions of cricket matches, and it takes half the book to get to any events of real substance. Try The Adventures of Sally or Jill the Reckless instead if you want some fun P. G. Wodehouse.
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on September 19, 2015
If there was a category for boring I would select that. Too much detail about cricket games. I've read other of his works and this is the most uninteresting one!
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on December 3, 2015
Same kind of public-school-in-Britain story as "The Gold Bat". Not as good as Bertie and Jeeves, and not really funny, but a good story nonetheless.
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on November 19, 2014
Forget about it! Every book by Wodehouse is great!This book is no exception. I have most of the available Wodehouse ebooks on my iPhone 6.
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on April 26, 2016
It's Wodehouse. Just read it.
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