Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Carry On, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

Carry On, Jeeves
by P.G. Wodehouse

I had heard of Wodehouse before, but never read anything that he wrote, and never had an idea of what he wrote. If I'd known, I would've picked him up much sooner.

This is the first book I've read of the Bertie Wooster series, and I have to say I enjoyed it. The book is basically a series of short stories about the disasters Bertie and some of his gentlemen friends find themselves in, and how Jeeves, Wooster's brilliant valet, manages to extricate them from their messes. Wooster himself if a pleasant fellow, if not a tad stupid and shallow, which may be why I like him so much.

Light-hearted and humorous, and some of the scenes are just funny—and I'm not sure if it's me taking my time getting used to the author's style and slowly picking up his sense of humor—but they seem to get progressively funnier as you progress through the book, and end with a story finally told from Jeeves' point of view, so you know what's going through that wonderful man's head. I'm glad Wooster somehow managed to get himself in such capable hands.


Perkins Family said...

Hey Wynne, I just looked at what this link actually linked to. So cool! I just read a really fun series and wanted to see if you had read it. Of course you had. It was the Goose Girl. I really enjoyed it, too, and the two books after it. (I thought I'd comment here instead of back several posts ago where you'd probably never see it). Anyway, I'm always looking for a good book, especially while I'm nursing. Keep reading. :)

wynne said...

You can comment anywhere you like on here, I promise, and I WILL see it. Blogger lets me know when someone comments.

Glad you liked Hale's stuff. Goose Girl really was good, wasn't it?