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Very Good, Jeeves! by P.G. Wodehouse
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Jul 08, 12

I read this as part of a three-book anthology, called Just Enough Jeeves.

I really don't understand why Jeeves gets all the credit in the titles and everything for these stories. Okay, I guess I sort of do understand - he's a bit more iconic, after all - but Bertie Wooster's dialog is the meat of these stories. He gets all the best lines. Really, Jeeves is just a convenient artifice. Without Jeeves, it would be impossible to fit so many buffoons in the story.

Anyway, this is a collection of Jeeves and Wooster short stories. Reading them, I was reminded of how a friend of mine spread out his reading of Sherlock Holmes short stories. I'm a stubborn cuss, so I didn't do that, but I might have! These stories are so formulaic, and the pleasure is in the details. A palate cleansing in between each story is probably best. I don't think they were meant to be read all in one go, anyway.

I think I've read Jeeves and the Song of Songs three times now, by the way. It's less funny to me each time I read it.

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