Date finished: April 23, 2019
My Man Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse
Wodehouse’s Jeeves is truly a pleasure. Bertie Wooster’s shenanigans and Jeeves’ incessant willingness — with a side of resigned disbelief — to help him out of the tough spots he’s gotten himself and his friends into are both impressive and sidesplittingly funny.
This was my first experience with Wodehouse, and I’m desperate for more Jeeves and Wooster. A sort of Holmes and Watson of the early 19th century, the pair have no shortage of memorable experiences and entanglements — with quiet criticism from Jeeves all the while on Wooster’s choice of hat or tie.
Jeeves is Wooster’s butler, but he has few qualms about standing up to his employer when he feels obligated to point out a particularly horrendous choice in attire or accessory — much to the reader’s delight.
First published in 1919, there’s no better time to pick up this Wodehouse classic if you haven’t already.
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