This is my first dive into the world of P.G. Wodehouse. And I have to thank my dear friend V for not only recommending Wodehouse to me, she was sure I would love his sense of humor, but she actually loaned me the book. (!)
What I adore about Bertie, he constantly has these amazing comments that he doesn’t use. He always tells himself he can’t say that. I love his running thought commentary though.
If you haven’t read Wodehouse, the style is intriguing as well. He uses abbreviations. Like when Bertie is saying something in satirical bitterness, two paragraphs later he says something “with s.b., as before.”
But sadly, when all is said and done, I can’t help but feel “they are all very unpleasant people.” (A. Christie.) Everyone in the book is blackmailing everyone else because no one will help anyone and everyone thinks they know whats best for everyone else even while they do the dumbest things known to man themselves. Even the redoubtable Jeeves blackmails in the end.
If you haven’t read Wodehouse before, you really should. And I’ve been told this is a fabulous example of his work. So read it.
As much as I hate to say it…
℘℘ – 2 pages. I finished this book out of sheer stubbornness. Parts of it made me laugh. Frequently I yawned. Even more frequently I hit myself in the head because I couldn’t hit the characters. sigh.