Monday, May 11, 2009

Ten of the best disastrous performances in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best disastrous performances in fiction.

One novel on the list:
Right Ho, Jeeves by P G Wodehouse

Gussie Fink-Nottle is tight as a tick when honouring the scholars of Market Snodsbury Grammar School, ending with Bertie, who won the scripture prize. "He succeeded in scrounging that Scripture-knowledge trophy over the heads of better men by means of some of the rawest and most brazen swindling methods ever witnessed even at a school where such things were common". Exit Bertie.
Read about the other disastrous performances on Mullan's list.

Related: Tony Ring's top six P.G. Wodehouse books.

--Marshal Zeringue