Jeeves and Wooster

Any PG Wodehouse fans out there? I’ve been on a Jeeves and Wooster kick this past week, I think I’ve read all the books and short stories now, (what I don’t own is in the public domain so they’re easy enough to find online). My roommate has the first season of the show with Stephen Frye and Hugh Laurie, so I’ll probably  waste a bunch of time watching those next… I’m such a slacker…

Fry and Laurie!

Sadly I can’t even use Wodehouse’s stories for any of my challenges since it’s not a genre I usually read, and since he’s not a new author. But hopefully now that it’s out of my system I can work on some of my challenge stories.

If you’ve never read any Wodehouse you absolutely should. Jeeves is brilliant and from the moment he goes to work for Bertie he basically runs his life. Bertie is hilariously oblivious to just how much control Jeeves has over him, (Jeeves has some very strong feelings about some of Bertie’s wardrobe choices) but since his valet also keeps getting him out of all the pesky engagements and other trouble he finds himself in he at least knows he couldn’t last long without him, (proven when Jeeves briefly quits! Gasp!).

Anyone interested should probably start with Jeeves Takes Charge, at least that’s the one I like to read first since it’s in this short story that Bertie first hires Jeeves. After that I just read them chronologically as they were published. It’s found in Carry on, Jeeves, a book of short stories about Jeeves and Wooster.

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