My Man Jeeves

My Man JeevesPopular Book, My Man Jeeves By P.G Wodehouse This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book My Man Jeeves, Essay By P.G Wodehouse Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You Sir said Jeeves, kind of manifesting himself One of the rummy things about Jeeves is that, unless you watch like a hawk, you very seldom see him come into a room He s like one of those weird chappies in India who dissolve themselves into thin air and nip through space in a sort of disembodied way and assemble the parts again just where they want them.Most people today probable associate Jeeves with the man that has all the answers not because they have read P.G Wodehouse, but because they have accessed Ask Jeeves on the web Not the Jeeves I knowOver the years I ve read Wodehouse here and there, but it has been so long since I ve read most of them that I have decided to go back through the entire works of Wodehouse Overlook Press has reissued Wodehouse in affordable hardback editions that are actually kind of fun to collect collection of stories is equally split between four Jeeves and Wooster stories, and four stories with an early version of Bertie Wooster under the name Reggie Peppers There was such a shift in style between the Jeeves stories and moving into the Peppers stories that I actually looked at the book to see if I had grabbed the right one There is humor in the Peppers stories, but nothing like the graceful, yet ribald wit of the Jeeves and Wooster stories I had no clue that Reggie Peppers existed in the Wodehouse world so I m a bit gleeful to make his acquaintance I was popping off answers to emails at work yesterday and after reading back through one suc
This book is a big improvement over the first one, The Man with Two Left Feet and Other Stories This one contains 9 stories with 5 of them telling Jeeves and Wooster adventures in New York The first one was decent enough, but nothing to write home about the next one finally delivered it was amusing, clever, and the way Jeeves dealt with yet another difficult situation finally made me his big fan I also need to mention that these 5 were all good some better some worse, but in general good.This leaves us with 4 stories These are about a guy named Reggie Pepper whose numerous friends end up in desperate situations usually due to their wives girlfriends fiancees, etc The guy does not have an advantage to have Jeeves as his manservant so as a result he often gets the short end of the stick while trying to help While as the whole I liked these less the second Reggie Pepper story contained the only scene of the book which made me laugh out loud Reading this book made me realize something I hate to admit Every single
Slapstick Aristocracy I guess that pretty much sums it up The butler is always smarter and ingenious than anyone else in the book It s pretty and pretty much the beginning of all other similar writings and imitators, and for that, I really appreciate it Moreso, it s funny and still relevant even if it s just a tad dated We ve still got tons of historical novel interest, but this one was timely for its day in 1919.The timing and the idiocy and the fairly complicated plotting in the b
What ho This Goodreads review lark is a rummy thing Here I sit, drinking buckets of tea, that indispensable tissue restorative, waiting for the old muse to come up with something, squeezing the old bean until it turns purple, and the blighted screen remains stubbornly blank What is a frightful chump like me to do How interesting it must be to be one of those animal trainer Johnnies to stimulate the dawning intelligence, and that sort of thing.Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, best portrayal of JW ever.OK, if I keep that sort of faux Wodehouse business up the old bean will surely explode or possibly implode Still, one must endeavor to give satisfaction and all that sort of rot It s been many years since I read a Wodehouse book, there was a time when I could not get enough of them Unfortunately if you read to many of them one after the other they do tend to seem very similar and the magic fades Better to not over indulge, don t you know.P.G Wodehouse s books are kind of magical, though, there is never any substance to them that I can discern, no moral lessons or in depth exploration of the human condition They are just fun and astonishingly written Wodehouse wrote several series of books, but the most popular one by far is clearly the Jeeves and Wooster series.Fortunately, quite a few of Wodehouse s books are in the public domain including My Man Jeeves My Man Jeeves is a collection of eight short sto
If you re in the throes of dark days, you ve got three main options to turn to in order to get you through mind altering substances, food, and P.G Wodehouse While there are very few things a good Old Fashioned and a plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies can t improve, Wodehouse might be the most effective remedy of all.As noted in a review of another Wodehouse classic, Jeeves and Wooster stories are highly formulaic, and the delight in reading them comes not from plot, but from Wodehouse s bracingly hilarious prose and what the hell does that mean slang This book is no different, but take note not every story contained herein is a Jeeves and Wooster story some of them are Reggie Pepper stories, which knocks this down a star rating.Why, you ask Well, Reggie stories are like Jeeves and Wooster lite Reggie was, as I understand it, a prototype for Bertie Wooster, and it s clear that the idea wasn t fully baked The Reggie stories lack the effervescent charm and over the top hilarity of his descendent Given the sequencing in this book Jeeves Wooster stories, a brace of Reggie stories, and then back to Jeeves and Wooster , it s a little bit like buying a Led Zeppelin album, rocking out to the first four songs, and then puzzling out why Ro
Stories of rich men being nice to their fellow rich friends, or deceiving their rich families That there is an inherent goodness in Wooster or his doppelganger, Pepper Wodehouse switches protagonists they are pretty identical other than by name, which is indeed part of the theme that all aristocrats are equally dim may be the takeaway here, in these modern times Jeeves is the perpetual Everyman, trapped in a world he s too good for, being appreciat
One of the things Good Reads is particularly good for is answering strange little questions about ourselves Questions we might not think to ask otherwise, but then when we do ask make us wonder how else we would ever have known For example, the other day it struck me that I don t really read any Wodehouse in the Summertime And I ve been able to check when I read all my Wodehouse s and it is true I guess the reason for that is that I don t need his warmth and sunlight and laughter in the Summertime, but come the Winter he is like a hotwater bottle in between starched white sheets An unexpected warmth when all seems icy and unforgiving.I listened to this as a talking book and it was good But the problem with the first story on the cd is that Jeeves is the narrator and it doesn t quite work, in much the same way t
I ve read this all before I know I sometimes complain that once you ve read one Wodehouse story you ve read them all, but no, I mean I literally have read all these stories already Ah well, I ve also seen every episode of shows like All In The Family or Are You Being Served about half a dozen times, so why not give these wonderful words a rerun read through Well the answer would be because this is not Wodehouse s best effort at joining up words in a pleasing manner He s had better goes at it with say The Code of the Woosters, The Mating Season or Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves And then there s the issue of all these Jeeves Wooster stories being set in New York I ve never been a fan of the stories set in America and I finally put my finger upon the why Wodehouse s American characters living in America are dull They lack the daffy spark of his English ones or even his Americans visiting the UK What is it about England that makes them all go hilariously looney Must be something in the gin water AND THEN there s the issue of the title When a book s titled My Man Jeeves it d better be carpetted wall to wall with Jeeves This is not Only about half of the stories are about the Jeeves and Wooster dynamic duo The rest are about Reggie Peppers, who is a Bertie Wooster lite If I was to bottomline all this, I d say My Man Jeeves is not a rotten potato from the first Bush administration that you ve finally unearthed from behind the fridge
I d seen the 1990 s British show Jeeves and Wooster back in junior high, but this was my first time actually reading the stories I loved them, especially the way the character Jeeves himself breaks every stereotype of the mindless lapdog valet, proving himself to be extremely intelligent and unexpectedly resourceful despite his constant dedication to his job There s tons of weird humor in the stories and all kinds of small adventures, not to mention wacky versions of the rich and strange and also Wooster himself, a well meaning but not particularly bright guy who sort of just happened to fa
3 faithful to nostalgia starsRe reading childhood favorites may not always be a good idea.The caricatures images of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie will forever be etched in my mind as Jeeves and Wooster can t imagine anybody else in the role of these two characters I don t know whether that is a good thing or notThe stories did manage to make me giggle and break out into a