Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Right Ho, Jeeves

Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

This book is my first foray into the world of PG Wodehouse, and it won't be my last. Right Ho, Jeeves, written in 1934, is the first sequel to Thank You, Jeeves. In total, 11 Jeeves & Wooster novels were written from 1934 to 1974 as well as numerous short stories.

Jeeves is the personal valet of Bertram Wooster, a rich London socialite. Wooster is good-hearted, but can be clueless and somewhat exasperating at times. Wooster has a knack for making a mess of everything around him. But Jeeves is revered by all, and always manages to make everything turn out alright in the end.

PG Wodehouse accomplishes it all with a comic wit and flair that can't be matched. Just to give you a taster: On the cover of this book you see Gussie Fink-Nottle and his newts (an integral part of this story). Don't you want to know more?

Highly recommended.

They also reviewed it: Melissa and Corinne


Emilia said...

I LOVE Jeeves and Wooster!! I started listening to these stories on CD when I was in college. And a few years ago went back and watched the show with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. (Not terribly faithful to the original stories, but in the same vein.) Love them!

Corinne said...

I am SO GLAD you liked it. What a riot. Great review :)

Sarah McBride said...

JEEVES AND WOOSTER ROCK!! The series is hilarious. You can get the first season on DVD. Well worth it. I shall have to look at the books as well.

Ramya said...

isn't pg wodehouse absolutely the best?? i totally love his sense of humor!! i have enjoyed every single book that i have read and would to own the complete collection sometime:) nice blog, by the way.. came here through your comment on bethany's blog..:)

Danielle said...

I've only read one of his short stories and thought it was great fun. I plan on reading more as soon as I can squeeze something in!