Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Bertie Wooster Sees it Throguh

Bertie Wooster Sees It Through (Jeeves, #11)Bertie Wooster Sees It Through by P.G. Wodehouse
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So Stilton Cheesewright wants to kick Wooster's arse, Florence Craye thinks Bertie wants to marry her, Aunt Dahlia pawned her pearl necklace and the Trotters are infesting Brinkley Court. Too bad Bertie won't shave off that mustache Jeeves hates...

I last read this in that quasi-mythical time before Goodreads and didn't remember much about it. I planned on rereading all the Jeeves books in 2012 but I've been busy, I guess.

Anyway, this was quite corking. It's been a while since I read a Jeeves and Wooster book and this one was great. PG Wodehouse's stories are pretty much all the same but he retells that story very well. The sense of timing on this one is easily on par with Code of the Woosters with the reversals of fortune happening at the perfect time.

It takes awhile to get all the pieces on the board since this one features a largish cast for a Jeeves book - Aunt Dahlia, Uncle Tom Travers, Florence Craye, Lord Sidcup, the Trotters and stepson Percy, Daphne Dolores Morehead. Am I forgetting anyone?

This is an easy four star read and amusing as hell. Maybe I'll knock out another Jeeves book before the end of the year.

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