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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Bertie Wooster and Jeeves.

I love the frothy nonsense found in the books by British humorist P.G. Wodehouse that feature the rich and silly Bertie Wooster and his brainy valet, Jeeves. The stories are set in England between the wars, and take place within the social mores of early 20th-century British upper-class society. Typically Bertie, or one of his pals, gets into a jam; the intelligent Jeeves solves the problem. It's all very fun; the dialog and Wodehouse's word choices are wonderful. If you haven't read these books, check them out for some delightful summer entertainment.

I tore through the Wooster and Jeeves works some summers ago, which is why it is such a joy now to be reading Jeeves and the Wedding Bells, a new book featuring the duo and written by Sebastian Faulks in the Wodehouse style.

What ho!