raisindot wrote:Sister, I think I've ready everything Plum ever wrote, including many of less-then-steller early novels and short stories.
His characters and stories had as much as depth as tin foil, he used the same four plots over and over, and his characters never left their artificial bubble of the 1920s. Yet, other than Pterry perhaps, there's no other writer, English or otherwise, who could consistently raise the most cliched and dog-eared plot point into euphoria with one of his crystalline perfect phrases or lines of dialogue.
Well said raisindot. I like his sense of humour and his piss-taking of the well-to-do. Most of all, like you said, it's his use of words and phrases that keeps me reading & re-reading. He's a master wordsmith. It was from reading blurb's on DW books, such as, 'Pratchett is a modern day Wodehouse', that got me wondering who this Wodehouse was. I'm glad I found out.