Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thank You, Jeeves

I'd wanted to read something by Wodehouse for a while now, and I finally got around to it. His writing has some of the best subtle and not-so-subtle humour I've ever read. The way he plays with his words and sentences is just wonderful. And, of course, I must mention, the character that is Jeeves is a man of culture and intelligence whom I found to be rather endearing at times.

The book is full of crazy people and crazy incidents, and a few normal folks caught in the middle of it all. Something like a Charlie Chaplin movie or a Walter Matthau comedy of errors. Or a Mr Bean episode. Well, you get the idea. It belongs in the Classic British Comedy Hall of Fame. Check it out if you're in the mood for something light and loony.

3 comments:

actinium said...

You should try Saki...at times it does seem that Wodehouse's writing style and wit is inspired by that of Saki.
By the by, I'd recommend Mr. Mulliner over Jeeves. Give it a shot, you might like it better.

Bhavya said...

I've read some of Saki's stories in my school days. I liked them. But I don't remember enough to say anything about the style being inspired. And I just asked Abhinav for a recommendation on a Wodehouse book to start with, and he suggested this one, so. Next time, I'll try your recommendation.

Neat Rat said...

@actinium: Jeeves over everybody else, any day sir..!!! Jeeves & Wooster, I should say. :)