I've been reading Utterly Uncle Fred, an anthology of the three P.G. Wodehouse books featuring the madcap octogenarian party boy and all-around cutup. His full name is Frederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, 5th Earl of Ickenham. Uncle Fred to his familiars and Uncle Dynamite to his fans. Actually I don't know that he's over 80, but he has more zip and sparkle than all the youngish members of the Drones Club put together. I pray that I live long enough to follow his errant but shining example. More from A Year in Reading 2012 Don't miss: A Year in Reading 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 The good stuff: The Millions' Notable articles The motherlode: The Millions' Books and Reviews Like what you see? Learn about 5 insanely easy ways to Support The Millions, and follow The Millions on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr.