There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.

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Brighter murderers, subtler detectives, crisper clues...

“You are evidently fond of mystery plays.”

“I love them.”

“So do I. And mystery novels?”

“Oh, yes!”

“Have you read ‘Blood on the Banisters’?”

“Oh, yes! I thought it was better than ‘Severed Throats’.”

“So did I,” said Cyril. “Much better. Brighter murderers, subtler detectives, crisper clues… better in every way.”

The two twin souls gazed into each other’s eyes. There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.


by P.G. Wodehouse (15 October 1881 – 14 February 1975)
from the short story “Strychnine in the Soup”
found in Mulliner Nights
image – Okko Pyykkö

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