Saturday, January 2, 2010

Carry On, Jeeves, by P.G. Wodehouse

A nice, quick, satisfying one to knock off the list--all light fluffy slapstick humor, and also a coup for me since it's my first taste of Wodehouse and thereby a real Gaps filler! My report is here.

I very much enjoyed the read, and am glad I have been exposed to Jeeves and Wodehouse. I'm not sure I need to read any others, but who knows. I know there are some real Wodehouse adherents who find him addictive--any in these parts?


Anonymous said...

I've never read Wodehouse.

You're a fast reader! Didn't you just post a review a couple days ago? You'll be at 1000 in five years at this rate. :)

moonrat said...

i'm a pretty slow reader, to be honest, but i do very little else outside of work.

also, i'm coming off a trashy epic fantasy binge. i'm drinking up more finally wrought things like a frat boy sucks down bud light.

hifidel said...

That is a fun read! I have read several Jeeves stories, and always enjoy them. I've listened to several on audio book as well — fun!


Goedi said...

After my first Wodehouse, I also thought I could take it or leave it. Then I read another and realized how I was smiling throughout and how lightly flip his writing is. You might find yourself checking out more of them in the future. The Psmith and Blandings novels/stories are fun, too.

moonrat said...

Goedi--any specific titles you'd suggest? They're a bit daunting in their number. It certainly isn't any work to read anymore, since (as you put it) he IS so light and flip.

Goedi said...

I have really enjoyed Right Ho, Jeeves and Code of the Woosters, but I think I can safely recommend anything written before 1950.
Too bad there aren't more used book stores around, he's the perfect author for picking up in a place like that. Whatever's there you end up reading and enjoying.

Pagination said...

Depends on your preference: short stories or novels? Other works of Wodehouse I enjoy are the Psmith stories (Enter Psmith is the first novel of note) the Mulliner short stories (Meet Mr. Mulliner and Mulliner Nights are the collections I can remember, offhand) or the Blandings Castle stories, which can be short stories or novels. Lord Emsworth and Others or Blandings Castle are quick, fun reads that covers several of his recurring characters.

I second the Right Ho, Jeeves vote! Another short story collection, as I recall.