Thank You, Jeeves (Jeeves #5)
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The 2011-2012 re-read...
After Jeeves and Wooster have a spat over a banjolele, Jeeves leaves Wooster for Lord Chuffnel, who is enamored with Bertie's ex-fiancee, Pauline Stoker. Complicating matters are Stoker's dad, a millionaire who wants to buy Chuffnel's mansion, and Chuffy's, who is being pursued by Wooster's old nemesis, Sir Roderick Glossop. When Bertie win ...more
Perhaps that's why I felt this volume - though probably as good as the rest - didn't quite resonate the way others have. Wooster without Jeeves is like Laurel without Hardy, Abbot sans Costello. The reason these books work is that they are a duo, they play off of one another. Wooster needs Jeeves, and in a way, Jeeves needs Wooster...at least for comedic purposes.
But the good thing abo ...more
The thing with Wodehouse is that he creeps up on you. During the first few chapters, I thought, "What's all the fuss about?" There is some admittedly clever language and t ...more
Before picking up Thank You, Jeeves, I had read several of the short stories that introduced the world to the indomitable literary pairing of Bertram Wooster and his faithful valet Jeeves. From the first page of the earliest story, “Extricating Old Gussie,” I knew I had found a series that would give me endless hours of cozy, friendly entertainment in the months and ye ...more
I wonder how nervous PG Wodehouse was when he sat down to write this book. After all, here he had characters who had proven their worth in short stories, but would the material really stretch far enough for a whole novel? Could he spin out a plot that would sustain such a length? Was there a danger of the whole thing becoming episodic, a series of short stories joined together? Old P.G. always came across as a jovial and sanguine individua ...more
The other, which runs a good deal to the cold, grey stare and the square jaw, seems to view the ...more
"Mmmppffh... baaah, bof, ehhhh... maah..."
"Senti, ti do un consiglio da amico: basta con lo humor inglese. Tanto non lo capisci. E in più ti senti anche una deficiente perchè non ti fa ridere".
"Ma possibile dico, che solo io non rido??"
"Beh, d'altronde tu non ridi nemmeno con, che so, Fantozzi, Tomas Milian...
"No... in effetti. Anzi mi innervosiscono. Però con Maximus, il cavallo di Rapunze ...more
It’s that time of year again; it’s summer, it’s sunny, and I have exams coming up – which means lying out on the lawn with a pile of revision, a cold drink, and a Jeeves and Wooster book onside to de-stress between doses of Cold War politics. Add to that the company of my beautiful old dog, take away the revision, replace the non-alcholic drink with a pitcher of Pimms and it’s damn close to the perfect way to spend the summer. And as such I tend to think Stephen Fry is ba ...more
I was a shade perturbed. Nothing to signify, really, but still just a spot concerned. As I sat in the old flat, idly touching the strings of my banjolele, an instrument to which I had become greatly addicted of late, you couldn't have said that the brow was actually furrowed, and yet, on the other hand, you couldn't have stated absolutely that it wasn't. Perhaps the word 'pensive' about covers it. It seemed to me that a situati ...more
Jeeves has left Bertie’s ...more
Bertie Wooster has become enamoured of the banjolele but is getting nothing but grief from his neighbours and his valet Jeeves. After a severe disagreement about the instrument causes Jeeves to leave his service, Bertie departs for the country to practice in peace. He gets caught up in the affairs of hi ...more
And it's all so impeccably written, too.
Note: It is inevitably of its time, however, and the references to negroes ...more
Typical madcap situation has Bertie repeatedly making a mess if things and Jeeves coming to the rescue. Quick clever dialogue as usual from Wodehouse. He never disappoints.
Еще немного тормозила сама история в самом начале (божечки, ...more
Published in 1934, Thank You Jeeves is the first novel in the immensely popular Jeeves and Wooster series . Having read the humorous adventures of the Blandings castle's occupants before, I had high expectations from this book and I must say Mr. Wodehouse manages to exceed all of them.
“Thank You, Jeeves” starts off with the introduction of a rather ill-fated chap called Bertram Wooster, whose propensity for playing the banjo(rather badly) leads to the resignation of his beloved butler, Jeeves. T...more
This book (and I believe the Jeeves series in general) centers upon the British aristocrat and bachelor Bertie Wooster and his "man" Jeeves (think butler here). Wooster is actually a sympathetic character, basically goodhearted though a bit flighty and melodramatic. But he's prone to ...more