My Photo

Bookish Places


Blog powered by Typepad

« Weekend Miscellenea | Main | Random Book Notes »



Glad you found some Wodehouse! Fabulous review by the way (something I need to work on...). I'll definitely be reading more of the Jeeves & Wooster adventures as well as some of the other Wodehouse series.

Dorothy W.

I've never read Wodehouse, but I've always been curious about him. I think I'd get a kick out of his work.


Ashleigh--I greatly enjoy reading your book posts--I don't think you need to work on them at all! I had a feeling I'd like Wodehouse--I shouldn't have waited so long to try him.
Dorothy--He is great fun. You should try him when you're in the mood for something lighthearted and amusing. His writing is very witty, too!


The first time I tried reading about Wooster and Jeeves, I just didn't understand why it was so popular. I didn't find it funny (maybe I was too young and unfamiliar with British humour). I picked up a copy not long ago and loved it. Possibly because I kept "seeing" Hugh Laurie - the consummate befuddled Bertied - and Steven Fry - the perfect Jeeves.


Pamela--I've not seen any of the TV versions, but I know who Stephen Fry is and can totally imagine him in that part. I could just totally visualize these antics and found them really amusing. I'm not sure what I would have made of it when I was younger, though, either!


I just listened to this one on CD, and I looved it! Now, of course, I want more Wodehouse, so thanks for the resources. :D


There's an absolute ton of them, Danielle, and they are all exactly the same. But so much fun and so comforting. I used to like all his Blandings Castle novels, which is a different set up to Jeeves and Wooster but no so different as all that. I also love listening to these on audio book - wonderful for car rides or nights when you can't sleep.


I've never read Wodehouse, but the wonderful fantastic Bookfool sent one of the novels a while back. The next time I'm in the mood for frothy fun (shouldn't be long now) I'll pull it off the shelf! :)


I haven't read any of these stories, either, but I've heard so many other bloggers talk about how funny they are. I really must try to get my hands on some of them.


Not only is Wodehouse hysterical, he's also considered to be one of the great prose stylists. I love his fiction but also really enjoyed his autobiographical "Bring On the Girls", written with his theatrical partner Guy Bolton, about his days writing musical comedies with the likes of Jerome Kern. Wildly embellished, I'm sure, but a great and funny look at the theater way back when.


Eva--His work would be great to listen to! I have to keep that in mind for my walks home!
Litlove--When I was reading about him I did get the feeling that his Jeeves and Wooster novels, and stories were all of a similar mold, but that can be fun if that's what you're in the mood for. I'd like to read more of his work--it's very entertaining!
Andi--Lucky you to get a copy. I'm going to have to see what I can mooch or find used!
Lisa--Very, very amusing. I'd like to see the TV adaptations!
Oolookitty--He must have been quite a cut up to know. I know he emigrated to America--it sounds like maybe he lived in Hollywood? I need to read more about him--his memoirs must be a fun read.


Frothy, but also, very, very intelligent. I just love Wodehouse. I could happily spend my life just reading him, and often wonder why I don't. :<) Blackstone Audio has some great audio versions read by the late Frederick Davidson, and Recorded Books have a few good ones too. Great, great stuff. There is a biog. if you want to know more about the man.


Wodehouse's books are predictable but in a fun way. The plots are usually quite similar and he even reuses jokes. The familiarity is part of the fun I find.

As for the Bertie - Jeeves relationship, in "Thank You Jeeves" Bertie refers to Jeeves as a "domestic Mussolini" and sacks him. Of course by the end he is re-hired. I think I can give that away because you don't read Wodehouse for suspense.


Nan--My library has one of his audio books--not a Jeeves and Wooster (I think the title has 'Sally' in it), which I plan on checking out eventually and loading onto my MP3 player. There's not a single book out there to mooch, so I'll be looking for something to order. You're right, it might be frothy but he was a wonderful writer!
Ed--Sometimes it's nice to have an author to turn to that you know is sort of predictable--there is something comforting in that! I can't wait to read more!

The comments to this entry are closed.

Books Read in 2020

Books Read in 2019

Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017

Books Read in 2016

Books Read in 2015