thank you, jeeves

Title :: Thank You, Jeeves
Author :: P.G. Wodehouse
Completed :: Mar 08 2008
Challenges :: 1001 Books
Rating :: 4/5

I've seen the Jeeves & Wooster books at the library here and know they're quite popular. There's even a TV series which I'd like to catch, especially since Hugh Laurie portrays Wooster and Stephen Fry is Jeeves. When I first saw that the book was on THE LIST I thought it was odd but I suppose Wodehouse really made a name for himself with these books and it is said that his work was admired by Evelyn Waugh, Rudyard Kipling, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams and Salman Rushdie. Thank You, Jeeves can be read without having read any of the others in the series (I wonder if that's the case with all of them) which, I was thankful of. The story was absolutely delightful and full of British charm.

The story begins with Wooster's return from New York where he wooed a young lady, became engaged but when a doctor, Sir Roderick Glossop butts in and declares the future marriage unsound Wooster leaves the States a bachelor. Sir Glossop turns up at Wooster's flat and demands that he cease playing his banjolele as it is harmful to the nerves of the lady living below. Wooster vows he'll never stop playing and decides to move to the country. Unfortunately Jeeves is also a bit distressed over the banjolele and resigns from his post. But not to fear the two are not separated when Jeeves takes a post with Wooster's friend Chuffy (or Lord Chuffnell) in the country. The real adventures begin when Chuffy receives an American millionaire, J. Washburn Stoker and his beautiful daughter Pauline, the same American beauty that Wooster engaged himself to. The tale continues with a string of misunderstandings, mistaken identities, mischeif, kidnappings, a house burning down and a hunt for butter.

Such a charming book that had me giggling at several incidents. I really think in the future I'll look into reading more of Wooster and Jeeves.

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posted by Ashleigh @ 18:17,


At 26 March 2008 at 02:38, Blogger Danielle said...

I've thought about reading Wodehouse quite often, but I never know where to start and whether it's better to read them in order. I'm glad (at least with some) it doesn't matter. I'm not even sure what order they should be in as there are so many!

At 1 April 2008 at 17:33, Blogger Nan - said...

Oh, what delight you have in store! I love Wodehouse, like no other. What can be better than 'giggling?' :<)


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