Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Mating Season

I had better fill you in on this excellent book by P. G. Wodehouse before I forget. This is another installment in the Jeeves saga, of which I have read several. In this, Bertie is forced by a comical turn of events to pretend to be his friend Gussie Fink-Nottle. He then tries to (with success!) reunite six sundered hearts throughout the rest of the novel.

In order to give you an idea of how enjoyable this book was, consider the following.

Books which have induced tears, in chronological order (as far as I can remember):

1) The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
2) Where the Red Fern Grows
3) The Outsiders
4) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
5) Where the Red Fern Grows
6) The Mating Season

Items 1-5 were tear-jerkers, as you can maybe guess, because sad things happen. Item six is a tad different; I literally had tears pouring down my cheeks from laughing so hard. Seriously, if you want a comical book, read P. G. Wodehouse. Even better, listen to an audio recording of one of his books, because the readers are spectacular.

What are some of the best books that have made you cry?


Chick in the Czech said...

Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry

Life of Pi

a lot of other books. I cry a lot. You are funny with P.G. Woodhouse.

Danielle said...

Oh my gosh, definitely Where the Red Fern Grows! I haven't read that book since I was younger, but it still made me cry.

More recently, Marley and Me. And I'm sure a ton others I can't think of right now!

Mom said...

I am not a crier, but Danielle reminded me that I did cry reading Where the Red Fern Grows back when I was teaching at Dixon.
I second David's recommendation of the Jeeves books. They are so amusing and luckily there seem to be dozens of them.
I just happened across two dvd's of a Jeeves TV show from A&E, which I intend to bring on the ski trip.

Sarah said...

Did you intentionally list WTRFG twice?

David said...

I certainly did. This is a chronological list.