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The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
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Aug 03, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: humor
Read in August, 2009

Same basic plot as the one other book I've read in this series: Rich and charmingly bungling Bertie Wooster gets himself into all sorts of impossible situations and relies on "his man" Jeeves to solve all his problems behind the scenes.

So why are these books so darned brilliant?!

Wodehouse is a master of language, with sentences that surprise you into laughing out loud. His writing is breezy while remaining intelligent (one of the hardest literary achievements), sarcastic without acidity. Bertie is such an endearing character. I love how he always reaches for sophisticated literary allusions and doesn't quite make it (unless Jeeves is around to supply it, of course).

It's nice to know about such a reliable source of entertainment. I'll pick up a Wodehouse book whenever I need some good wholesome fun.
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