Paul Park

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Jonathan Cecil delivers again

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Reviewed: 01-12-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Not only is the book an early gem - one of the only Wodehouse novels that attempts to tackle contemporary social issues such as slum housing and organised crime in New York - it is, as ever, extremely funny and very well read by Jonathan Cecil, who is for my money the best reader of Wodehouse's work on audiobooks.

What other book might you compare Psmith Journalist to, and why?

It is comparable to Wodehouse's other stand-alone work (A Damsel in Distress, Hot Water, Summer Moonshine and so on - there are a few other novels featuring Psmith but they're their own thing) and other semi-comical social commentary, such as John Lanchester's Capital.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Psmith and Billy Windsor holding off the Three Points gang from the roof.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Organised crime and corruption have a new enemy - and its name is Cosy Moments.

Any additional comments?

None needed.