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Thank You, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
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Mar 02, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 1930s, humor, london
Read in February, 2011

Ah, Wodehouse in mid-season form: a towering country house, budding romances, drunken butlers, kidnapping, craziness, a curious local constabulary, and sweet harmonies plucked on the banjolele. All is well in Barmyland ... or nearly ... well, hmmm, to be clear and still kind, more than a dab of the plot is, to a sensitive modern construer, a dashed bit awkward in a wincing sort of way. Or as Jeeves with his uncanny foresight so hexametrically puts it, "Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis," which Englished turns out to be something like, "What was bally good fun in 1934, might come across as a bit of a whiffer 80 years on." Thank You, Jeeves is the first book-length Bertie & Jeeves adventure, and in spite of the dicey bits, you owe yourself a good wallowing in Wodehousian mayhem. Will you laugh from your gizzard? Of course. Will you think less of anyone due to their gender, race, or creed. Not likely. Will you run to the library to gobble up more Wodehouse? Absolutely!

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message 1: by Patricia (new)

Patricia hahaha. laughing from my gizzard.

message 2: by Wendy (new)

Wendy you're cracking me up, bro

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