Books: Old Man on Top

COCKTAIL TIME (2 1 9 pp.)— P. G. Wodehouse—Simon & Schusfer ($3.50).

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse is by now a part of the Anglo-U.S. climate. Scatty, erratic, now on now off the beam, Wodehouse has nonetheless pulled off the astonishing feat of making his creations a living part of the civilized world. Even the many who cannot stomach him have no option but to respond to the mere word Jeeves with a mental picture of a whole society; while to those who lap him up, a whole corner of mental life is occupied by such characters...