Tuesday, September 2, 2014

My Man Jeeves

My Man Jeeves
P.G. Wodehouse

Published 1919

First Sentence
"Jeeves - my man, you know - is really a most extraordinary chap."

Publisher's Description:

Who can forget our beloved gentleman's personal gentleman, Jeeves, who ever comes to the rescue when the hapless Bertie Wooster falls into trouble. My Man Jeeves is sure to please anyone with a taste for pithy buffoonery, moronic misunderstandings, gaffes, and aristocratic slapstick. 


"Leave It to Jeeves" 
"Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest" 
"Jeeves and the Hard-boiled Egg" 
"Absent Treatment" 
"Helping Freddie" 
"Rallying Round Old George" 
"Doing Clarence a Bit of Good" 
"The Aunt and the Sluggard"

Dear Reader,

Many have pushed me to read P.G. Wodehouse (Arianna included), and I FINALLY decided to give in to the awesomeness. The clever, cute and charming loveliness of the book didn't come as much of a surprise to me since I've been told about these books so many times before. My favorite characters had to be Jeeves and Bertie, so quirky and reminiscent of that slapstick humor that is greatly lacking in media today. The jokes are clever and simple but so much fun. I just wish all the stories revolved around Bertie and Jeeves, they stole the show. The other stories in the book were good, but it's hard to start of a collection with the best... my interest towards the end started yearning for another one of Jeeves' brilliant ideas. Wodehouse clearly knows how to finish off a good joke, he has such a great way of saying "Tada! Look how clever". I think everyone should pick up a Wodehouse book or two, I've clearly become a fan and can't wait to read the next one (but maybe in a few months - the stories tend to meld and I don't want them to lose the magic).

Happy Reading,

My Man Jeeves (Jeeves, #1)

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