The Mating Season (Jeeves #9)
Fans of P. G. Wodehouse's comic genius are legion, and their devotion to his masterful command of the hilarity borders on an obsession.
The Mating Season is a time of love, mistaken identity, and mishap for Bertie, Gussie Fink-Nottle and other guests staying at Deverill Hall-luckily there's unflappable Jeeves to set things right.
Well, this is not one of those books. There is no doubt in my mind that I could never produce anything of such brilliance. Wodehouse has such a way with words. The sentences are full of rhythm and flow effortlessly. The punchline is delivered with a perfect timing and will have you chuckle.
The plot is as you would expect it to be from a comedy of manners. There are romantic entanglements and romantic misunderstandi...more
Once again P.G.Wodehouse explores the subject of romance in this new Jeeves and Wooster novel. It is somewhat inevitable, because:
This is springtime, the mating season, when, as you probably know, a livelier iris gleams upon the burnished dove and a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.
As a result of a hilarious opening scene involving Gussie-Fink-Nottle, the search for newts inside the fountain in Trafalgar Square and a policeman, Bertie is forced to intervene in order to...more
Two other examples:
"He looked like a peevish halibut."
"I am told by those who know that there are six varieties of hangover – the Broken Compass, the Sewing Machine, the Comet, the Atomic...more
Gussie Fink-Nottle’s engagement will be broken if his non appearance at Deverill Hall is reported to Madeline Bassett and since he was given 14 days without the option after Catsmeat Potter-Pirbright convinced him to wade in the fountain in Trafalgar square this is looking quite likely. Since Bertie would be the next in line, due to an unfor...more
When I first discovered P. G. Wodehouse I devoured every book I could find in the local library, throughout the eighties and early nineties. Alas, this means that I have read most of them and stumbling across one I have not read is a rare thing. I'm su...more
Firstly, the innocent sounding vicar's daughter was in fact Cora 'Corky' Pirbright, an impulsive...more
Again Wodehouse comes through in a book that defines "hilarity" and "uproarious" with Gussie sentenced to jail and Bertie having to impersonate him...with the dangers of Madeline Basset looming again, Jeeves will again come to the rescue.
Maybe he should have some extra fish?
I'm not sure what finally prompted me to pick up The Mating Season but I'm glad I did, I enjoyed it so much. The plot is pretty much as all the Jeeves books are - Jeeves saves Bertie fr...more
In The Mating Season our hero, the loveable man about town Bertie Wooster is destined for Deverill Court on the instructions of his fearsome aunt Agatha. Gussie Fink-Nottle is bound for the same place, but, after a drunken incident involvin...more
I immensely enjoyed reading this book and I will be reading more Wodehouse now.
I had been reading heavy subjects - disaster, war, racism, classism and more. This book came at an opportune moment and gave the long needed relief and break from serious matters and life itself.