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Members: 40 participating members (show all)

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1
54,318 members, 1,097 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: Willoyd (1), benbulben (1), Bluewolf0411 (1), cej1027 (1), mark_lewis (1), ahef1963 (2), teddiepants (2), arne.frey (3), Pigletto (4), meredk (5), Steve_D (8)

Score: 37.65

2
35,239 members, 682 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: benbulben (2), Bluewolf0411 (2), cej1027 (3), mark_lewis (3), arne.frey (4), angelikat (4), featherwate (6), ahef1963 (8), Steve_D (11), CarltonC (35), Pigletto (40)

Score: 28.83

3
16,457 members, 243 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: JohnMB (1), wcarter (2), Willoyd (4), mark_lewis (4), meredk (6), nadyaduck (6), ahef1963 (12), cej1027 (28), Pigletto (58)

Score: 23.47

4
61,275 members, 849 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: DCBlack (1), Willoyd (2), cej1027 (2), mark_lewis (2), arne.frey (2), TheoClarke (2), nadyaduck (2), ahef1963 (3), Pigletto (16)

Thumbs down: booksaplenty1949, Bluewolf0411, featherwate

Score: 23.22

5
19,910 members, 294 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: angelikat (1), featherwate (2), TheoClarke (3), Pepys (4), cej1027 (4), Willoyd (5), ahef1963 (10)

Score: 20.98

6
37,576 members, 383 reviews
4.53 stars (4.53 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), arne.frey (1), meredk (1), DCBlack (2), Willoyd (3), TheoClarke (4), nadyaduck (7), Pigletto (17)

Thumbs down: booksaplenty1949, Bluewolf0411, featherwate

Score: 19.66

7
56,018 members, 1,024 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: teddiepants (1), Pigletto (1), meredk (2), kara.shamy (4), ahef1963 (9), Willoyd (12), CarltonC (15)

Thumbs down: Bluewolf0411

Score: 18.68

8
13,784 members, 223 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: DCBlack (4), cej1027 (5), mark_lewis (5), Smiler69 (5), Willoyd (7), teddiepants (13), ahef1963 (19)

Score: 17.34

9
32,476 members, 495 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: erin4 (1), Bluewolf0411 (3), arne.frey (6), meredk (7), Pigletto (9), ahef1963 (11)

Score: 16.56

10
37,886 members, 502 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411 (5), cej1027 (6), erin4 (6), Pigletto (8), Steve_D (12), CarltonC (16), ahef1963 (21)

Score: 16.18

11
40,508 members, 593 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: erin4 (2), Bluewolf0411 (4), ahef1963 (13), Pigletto (33), arne.frey (35), wcarter (187), Moomin_Mama

Score: 16.06

12
18,547 members, 274 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: Smiler69 (2), erin4 (4), ahef1963 (5), Willoyd (6), arne.frey (9), meredk (11), Pigletto (13)

Thumbs down: eowynfaramir

Score: 16.04

13
17,479 members, 307 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: Smiler69 (3), erin4 (5), ahef1963 (6), Willoyd (8), arne.frey (10), meredk (12), Pigletto (14)

Thumbs down: eowynfaramir

Score: 15.12

14
11,995 members, 210 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: featherwate (1), wcarter (3), ahef1963 (7), Willoyd (10), Pigletto (28), kara.shamy (41)

Score: 15.07

15
26,053 members, 575 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: Smiler69 (1), erin4 (3), ahef1963 (4), arne.frey (8), Willoyd (9), meredk (9), Pigletto (12)

Thumbs down: eowynfaramir, Bluewolf0411

Score: 15.01

16
697 members, 11 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: HU2013 (4), teddiepants (5), angelikat (6), Willoyd (11), wcarter (11), cej1027 (32)

Score: 14.13

17
3,302 members, 41 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: wcarter (1), TheoClarke (1), nadyaduck (1), kafkachen (1)

Thumbs down: featherwate

Score: 14

18
34,240 members, 536 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411 (6), mark_lewis (6), Steve_D (9), erin4 (9), arne.frey (13), ahef1963 (22)

Score: 13.68

19
990 members, 10 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: HU2013 (2), teddiepants (4), nadyaduck (4), wcarter (10), Willoyd (13)

Score: 13.38

20
117 members, 6 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: GuyKennedy (1), teddiepants (3), Pepys (5), Willoyd (17), Pigletto (41)

Score: 13.27

21
8,005 members, 154 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: CarltonC (1), meredk (10), featherwate (11), Willoyd (31), ahef1963 (38), kara.shamy (54)

Score: 13.23

22
10,680 members, 296 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: arne.frey (5), wcarter (8), Willoyd (14), meredk (14), ahef1963 (15), Pigletto (21)

Score: 13.09

23
40,564 members, 688 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: Pigletto (2), meredk (4), cej1027 (7), kara.shamy (12), Willoyd (18), ahef1963 (24)

Thumbs down: Bluewolf0411

Score: 12.55

24
1,010 members, 13 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: HU2013 (1), jillmwo (4), ahef1963 (39), wcarter (44), elkeo

Score: 12.54

25
3,045 members, 99 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: jillmwo (1), teddiepants (12), Willoyd (16), Pigletto (32), kara.shamy (55), featherwate (118)

Score: 12.51

26
6,761 members, 239 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: kaykan (1), Pigletto (5), featherwate (12), Willoyd (25), ahef1963 (34)

Score: 12.27

27
3,311 members, 96 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: Pepys (6), wcarter (6), CarltonC (13), ahef1963 (29), Pigletto (31), featherwate (52)

Score: 12.13

28
1,773 members, 23 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: angelikat (3), featherwate (5), wcarter (9), ahef1963 (17), kara.shamy (20)

Score: 11.89

29
6,624 members, 155 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: elenchus (1), wcarter (4), DCBlack (5), Willoyd (15)

Score: 11.54

30
25,656 members, 660 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (2), Smiler69 (7), cej1027 (13), CarltonC (18), ahef1963 (60)

Score: 11.31

31
56,617 members, 890 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: Pigletto (3), Bluewolf0411 (7), Steve_D (13), CarltonC (19), ahef1963 (32)

Score: 11.2

32
14,419 members, 329 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Pigletto (11), cej1027 (14), CarltonC (17), kara.shamy (28), Willoyd (32), ahef1963 (62)

Score: 11.08

33
25,542 members, 427 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Steve_D (7), arne.frey (7), angelikat (10), ahef1963 (14), Pigletto (23)

Score: 11.06

34
75 members, 0 reviews
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: Cynfelyn (5), HU2013 (6), Steve_D (30), ahef1963 (77), elkeo

Score: 10.85

35
4,919 members, 64 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: HU2013 (3), nadyaduck (3), featherwate (4), ahef1963 (28)

Score: 10.65

36
5,520 members, 65 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: featherwate (3), DCBlack (3), erin4 (7), ahef1963 (16)

Score: 10.54

37
28,482 members, 407 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: kaykan (2), Bluewolf0411 (9), cej1027 (18), Willoyd (37), ahef1963 (119)

Score: 10.45

38
9,120 members, 107 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: erin4 (12), Willoyd (23), wcarter (30), ahef1963 (31), featherwate (41), kara.shamy (53)

Score: 10.44

39
13,126 members, 309 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (8), mark_lewis (8), arne.frey (12), DCBlack (32), ahef1963 (45)

Score: 10.13

40
1,847 members, 45 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (10), wcarter (12), featherwate (14), Willoyd (20), ahef1963 (40)

Score: 9.95

41
4,007 members, 251 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: Steve_D (3), Willoyd (21), Pigletto (22), ahef1963 (25), featherwate (96)

Score: 9.82

42
169 members, 0 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: HU2013 (5), Steve_D (31), ahef1963 (54), wcarter (107), elkeo

Score: 9.65

43
13,474 members, 399 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: TheoClarke (5), Pigletto (6), angelikat (7), ahef1963 (18)

Score: 9.63

44
144 members, 4 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: meredk (3), wcarter (7), featherwate (9), DCBlack (24)

Score: 9.62

45
10,557 members, 219 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: angelikat (2), mark_lewis (7), Pigletto (29), ahef1963 (33)

Score: 9.22

46
14,330 members, 224 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411 (8), CarltonC (20), arne.frey (23), Willoyd (34), ahef1963 (70)

Score: 9.14

47
3,593 members, 117 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: meredk (15), ahef1963 (20), featherwate (25), Moomin_Mama

Score: 9.08

48
1,508 members, 25 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: arne.frey (11), CarltonC (21), Willoyd (35), Moomin_Mama

Score: 9.07

49
4,384 members, 178 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: featherwate (20), CarltonC (22), Pigletto (26), Willoyd (42), ahef1963 (48)

Score: 8.6

50
967 members, 8 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: willow1212k (2), Willoyd (24), wcarter (31), Pigletto (38)

Score: 8.48

51
2,720 members, 22 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: HU2013 (10), Willoyd (26), wcarter (42), elkeo

Score: 8.15

52
29,953 members, 394 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: Smiler69 (4), erin4 (10), Willoyd (19), ahef1963 (23), Pigletto (35), arne.frey (36)

Thumbs down: kaykan, Bluewolf0411

Score: 8.1

53
715 members, 5 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: elkeo (2), teddiepants (24), Willoyd (27), featherwate (35), ahef1963 (51)

Thumbs down: Bluewolf0411

Score: 8.07

54
20,998 members, 377 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: jillmwo (5), cej1027 (12), Willoyd (28), ahef1963 (57)

Score: 8.02

55
2,361 members, 70 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: HU2013 (7), teddiepants (15), featherwate (17), ahef1963 (44)

Score: 8.02

56
11,472 members, 153 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: meredk (8), featherwate (10), Willoyd (29), ahef1963 (36)

Score: 7.98

57
22,125 members, 465 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Pepys (7), angelikat (8), Pigletto (43), Willoyd (58)

Score: 7.85

58
26,053 members, 364 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: Pigletto (7), kara.shamy (8), Willoyd (59), ahef1963 (59)

Score: 7.72

59
1,377 members, 26 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Steve_D (15), teddiepants (17), Pigletto (19), ahef1963 (26)

Score: 7.69

60
13,508 members, 331 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: willow1212k (1), Pigletto (20), ahef1963 (27)

Score: 7.65

61
200 members, 0 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: HU2013 (8), teddiepants (21), featherwate (29), ahef1963 (49)

Score: 7.48

62
3,418 members, 80 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: jillmwo (2), CarltonC (9), Willoyd (30)

Score: 7.38

63
3,552 members, 54 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: elenchus (2), DCBlack (9), Willoyd (33)

Score: 7.34

64
87 members, 0 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: Tim-Morrison (1), wcarter (23), featherwate (58)

Score: 7.28

65
13,757 members, 154 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: erin4 (11), arne.frey (17), ahef1963 (30), teddiepants (72)

Score: 7.25

66
1,958 members, 39 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Cynfelyn (4), mark_lewis (12), Willoyd (46), teddiepants (61), ahef1963 (93)

Thumbs down: kaykan

Score: 7.23

67
16,268 members, 343 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: mark_lewis (9), teddiepants (19), Willoyd (22), cej1027 (29), ahef1963 (67)

Thumbs down: kaykan

Score: 7.19

68
6,395 members, 92 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: meredk (13), featherwate (13), kara.shamy (52), Willoyd (53)

Score: 7.19

69
95 members, 0 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: teddiepants (10), wcarter (24), Willoyd (36), featherwate (55)

Score: 7.16

70
27,267 members, 497 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: Steve_D (2), cej1027 (11), CarltonC (14), ahef1963 (52)

Thumbs down: Bluewolf0411

Score: 7.12

71
152 members, 2 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: HU2013 (9), wcarter (22), ahef1963 (53), featherwate (63)

Score: 7.06

72
10,793 members, 208 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: DCBlack (16), Pigletto (25), Willoyd (39), ahef1963 (47)

Score: 6.92

73
3,095 members, 48 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: elenchus (3), DCBlack (10), Willoyd (40)

Score: 6.88

74
2,993 members, 24 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: mark_lewis (10), DCBlack (36), Willoyd (41), ahef1963 (80)

Score: 6.8

75
1,320 members, 68 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: teddiepants (22), CarltonC (23), featherwate (33), Willoyd (64)

Score: 6.76

76
141 members, 0 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: willow1212k (4), teddiepants (6), wcarter (76)

Score: 6.74

77
15,859 members, 266 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (7), Pigletto (47), Willoyd (86), ahef1963 (86)

Score: 6.61

78
34,769 members, 514 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (15), Pigletto (34), ahef1963 (78), Willoyd (83)

Score: 6.36

79
32,564 members, 470 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: willow1212k (3), ahef1963 (35), Pigletto (39)

Score: 6.29

80
10,428 members, 189 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: CarltonC (24), arne.frey (27), ahef1963 (74), Willoyd (77)

Score: 6.28

81
23,995 members, 315 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: arne.frey (16), kara.shamy (30), Willoyd (44), ahef1963 (50), Pigletto (51)

Thumbs down: Pepys

Score: 6.26

82
14,012 members, 187 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: arne.frey (24), kara.shamy (34), Willoyd (71), ahef1963 (71)

Score: 6.22

83
1,373 members, 24 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: GuyKennedy (3), CarltonC (25), Willoyd (81)

Score: 6.16

84
1,275 members, 23 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: mark_lewis (15), Willoyd (48), teddiepants (56), wcarter (172)

Score: 6.12

85
8,984 members, 266 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (21), Pigletto (45), Willoyd (85), ahef1963 (85)

Score: 6.05

87
14,500 members, 218 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: wcarter (35), Willoyd (50), ahef1963 (55), featherwate (114)

Score: 5.84

88
6,112 members, 87 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: Pigletto (37), kara.shamy (43), ahef1963 (82), Willoyd (84)

Score: 5.83

89
144 members, 3 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: teddiepants (7), wcarter (32), featherwate (34)

Score: 5.8

90
1,789 members, 51 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: Cynfelyn (1), featherwate (27)

Score: 5.76

91
3,882 members, 76 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: Steve_D (5), ahef1963 (42), Pigletto (54)

Score: 5.72

92
86 members, 0 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: teddiepants (8), wcarter (27), featherwate (46)

Score: 5.67

93
5,067 members, 61 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 stars)

Lists: CarltonC (3), DCBlack (6)

Score: 5.6

94
1,199 members, 32 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: wcarter (15), featherwate (19), Willoyd (57)

Score: 5.4

95
154 members, 2 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: HU2013 (12), Steve_D (25), wcarter (56)

Score: 5.4

96
1,036 members, 22 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: CarltonC (4), featherwate (97), ahef1963 (105)

Score: 5.35

Explanations:

CarltonC (4): A delightful Wodehouse novel, combining the setting of Blandings Castle, with Lord Emsworth, Lady Constance, Beach, Baxter and the Empress of Blandings as backing characters, and the anarchy that is Uncle Fred (5th Earl of Ickenham) and his unfortunate nephew, Pongo Twistleton. The main story, to the extent that it is important, involves Horace Pendlebury-Davenport (a poet and friend of Pongo) who needs a sum of money (starting at £500 but reduced later to £250) to purchase an onion soup bar, so that he has an income and can marry Polly Pott. Now the Duke of Dunstable (uncle of Horace and the man with the money to fund the soup bar purchase) has invited himself to stay at Blandings Castle. Uncle Fred views Polly Pott as a surrogate daughter and so wants to be able to introduce Polly Pott to the Duke of Dunstable and for him to think well of her, so that he will let Horace have the money to purchase the soup bar. To achieve this, Uncle Fred impersonates Sir Roderick Glossop to get himself (and Polly Pott impersonating his daughter) invited down to Blandings Castle by Lord Emsworth. Lord Emsworth invites Uncle Fred (posing as Glossop) as he wants to evict the Duke of Dunstable, who has shocked him by advising that he wants to take the Empress of Blandings (an enormous, prize winning black Berkshire sow) to make her fit. Uncle Fred (posing as Glossop) is to certify that the Duke of Dunstable is insane, as he throws eggs at gardeners (and others) who whistle or sing The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond, All of this is the recipe for one of the most delightful and amusing stories that I have ever read. Even less than with any of the other Wodehouse novels that I have read is the plot important. The complicated plot and numerous characters just form a structure upon which Wodehouse can place vastly humorous scenes and incidents. It is extremely silly and very funny. I particularly enjoyed the character of Claude "Mustard" Pott, a private detective and former bookie, and having checked Wikipedia am somewhat disappointed that this was Wodehouse's only outing of this character. However, although this is a very funny novel, this is not where to start reading Wodehouse, as the novel benefits from the inclusion of minor characters from other novels, mainly the earlier Blandings novels, so that you appreciate the full humour of some of the scenes with Lord Emsworth, Baxter and Beach, by knowing their previous exploits. There is also a colliding of fictional universes with the cameo appearance of Sir Roderick Glossop, who appears in several Jeeves and Wooster short stories and novels . Highly recommended for those already well acquainted with Wodehouse's timeless stories.… (more)

97
1,236 members, 41 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: wcarter (16), featherwate (22), Willoyd (60)

Score: 5.28

98
1,987 members, 23 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: arne.frey (14), featherwate (26), Willoyd (61)

Score: 5.27

99
253 members, 3 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: teddiepants (70), ahef1963 (95), elkeo

Score: 5.22

100
156 members, 0 reviews
4.48 stars (4.48 stars)

Lists: featherwate (15), arne.frey (33), Willoyd (62)

Score: 5.13

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