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The Clicking of Cuthbert by P. G. Wodehouse

The Clicking of Cuthbert (1922)

by P. G. Wodehouse

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  tommyarmour | May 4, 2014 |
A bad read, barring a couple of stories, my lack of golf experience not withstanding. And I am pretty sure my ignorance/non-interest of golf wasn't the sole reason for my not-so-good experience with the book.

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  PiyushC | Jul 6, 2013 |
Silliness about a silly game. Up to snuff and radiating wit. ( )
  psiloiordinary | Jan 20, 2013 |
Reliably hilarious Wodehousian characterizations, as well as descriptions of antics of serious hobbyists. ( )
  ari.joki | Sep 30, 2010 |
This collection of P G Wodehouse golf stories is an end-to-end delight. You'd think that reading through 10 stories that all involve the same sport, and the same theme -- the game's effects on its players' love lives -- would be repetitive and quickly boring. This is simply not the case. Although the stories all start the same -- an unnamed golf club's 'oldest member' sits down to tell a tale to a youngster -- they diverge wildly over the great expanses of Wodehousian hilarity: oddball characters; crisp, unpredictable dialogue; slapstick physicality; ridiculous situations borne of human pride -- it's all here, it's just dressed up in loud plaid knickerbockers.

Golfers and Wodehouse fans will be in pure heaven reading The Clicking of Cuthbert, but the stories are so good that even the casual reader will find much to enjoy. Highly recommended. ( )
1 vote mrtall | Jul 5, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140017720, Paperback)

Ten short stories about golf, first published in 1922.

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While the Oldest Member sits in the clubhouse quoting Marcus Aurelius on patience and wisdom, outside on the green the fiercest human passions burn. All kinds of human life are here, from the cocky professional Sandy McHoots to the shy Ramsden Waters, whose only consolation is golf.… (more)

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