It's Jeeves and Wooster. What can I say? If you're looking for some sparkling humour and a well-turned phrase to perk up your day (like one of Jeeves' Morning Wonders), then read on! The bumbling Bertie and the unflappable Jeeves are a treat, though I can't help hearing Fry and Laurie in my head while reading, which, to be honest, doesn't detract from the enjoyment :-) I shall just shimmer off and immerse myself in another few chapters. Cheerio!
Wonderful! I love the 'Bertie' stories, the Jeeves Omnibuses have kept me laughing through some recent difficult times. This one (vol 3) features the 'Mating Season', my favourite. I love his description of the village concert and the comment about the village hall, built by a Deverill who "didn't know much about architecture, but he knew what he liked". I understand that Wodehouse loved writing the Bertie Wooster stories and that comes across to the reader. They don't date, are still very funny, and give a view into an England now gone forever.
All the comfort and non-taxing-brain -pleasure of Georgette Heyer’s novels with the addition of humour. Leaves me feeling relaxed and at peace with the world ( or most of it). Such a nice change from Henning Mankell ( Wallander) and some of the other modern detective novels that I am reading at the moment.
This appears to be the only book I know of where the dramatisation is better than the original, there's a lot of superfluous dialogue to tell the story. Jeeves and Wooster forever hold a treasured place in my heart, they are England, with all its faults and troubles. It's a pity it's the t.v.series I remember
Time after time in these tales the dim witted though likeable Wooster delivers on his upper class twit reputation and has to resort to the ever dependable fish feeding Jeeves to get him and his cloth headed friends out of the soup.The genius of Wodehouse is to stick to a proven formula i.e. Wooster in the doo doo, Jeeves offers solution, Wooster ignores solution and tries his own way, situation gets even worse, Jeeves delivers coup de grace and all ends happily; yet we never tire of the game. Wodehouse backs up his main protagonists with a superb support cast of horrid nephews, lissome girls including Corky the movie starlet, domineering aunts ,pinheaded pals all set against a background of the idle rich sashaying through country house parties and loafing about their clubs completely unconcerned by wars, depressions and sovial upheaval. Genius and very very funny.
Toff-class making twits of themselves and I once again found myself wishing that Jeeves would turn around and cosh more than the occasional one, but then he does it all the time anyway with a metaphorical cosh. It's escapism to a time that probably never existed & a class and life-style most people today would never know and of course the politics as they slither around in the background stick in the craw, but the wit and pace outshines everything else. That's entertainment.
As ever high jinks with the two main protagonists and a few of Bertie’s old soaring partners including Gussie Fink-Nottle amongst others. Some laugh out loud moments - ageless comedy that never fails to bring a smile to the face.
Wodehouse's "Jeeves" books all delight with both their skilful use of language and laugh-out-loud humour. The juxtaposition of the improbably well-educated valet, Jeeves, and his dim-witted employer, Bertram (Bertie) Wooster - and Bertie's equally scatter-brained, though wealthy, friends is a joy to read - especially when the toffs are totally unaware that Jeeves always has the drop on them.