Sunday, September 24, 2006

Book-A-Day #67 (9/22): Very Good, Jeeves! by P.G. Wodehouse

The third collection of Bertie-and-Jeeves stories, originally published as a book in 1930 and read by me (this time) in the wonderful and handsome Collector's Wodehouse edition from Overlook Press. Wodehouse's books are a joy to read, and this series makes them even better.

This book features Bobbie Wickham (urging Bertie to pop a water bottle in someone else's bed in the middle of the night), Aunt Agatha (making Bertie dog-sit), Tuppy Glossop (and his dalliance with a rugged outdoorswoman), and much more. It is as funny as books can get without inflicting serious injury. I'll end by quoting Evelyn Waugh:
Wodehouse's world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome that our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.

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