Carry On, Jeeves (The Jeeves Omnibus #2.3) ★★★★☆

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Title: Carry On, Jeeves
Series: The Jeeves Omnibus #2.3
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Genre: Humor
Pages: 260
Format: Digital Edition

 

Synopsis:

A collection of short stories which starts with the introduction of Jeeves and Bertie Wooster and ends with a story from Jeeves’ point of view.

At least half of the stories also revolved around various family (immediate and extended) members of Jeeves, usually in an ancillary way.

 

My Thoughts:

I have given up trying to understand any reason or logical thinking in the way these books are put together in these Omnibus editions. This is the book where Jeeves and Bertie meet because Bertie’s last gentleman’s gentleman was a kleptomaniac. I believe that Wodehouse wrote this 3rd but with the advantage of hindsight, wouldn’t you order this first in an omnibus instead of as the sixth book? It makes me want to punch somebody (and no Miiiiiiiiister Newton, you got yours the other day. I pick on Mr Newton because he loves these books so much! Just say Bertie, Martini and Engagement to him and he’s rolling on the laughing so hard he’s in danger of suffocating.)

The return to a short story form worked well. Little snippets of Bertie and his bumbling friends is probably a good way to ease people into the world that Wodehouse portrays. Myself, I read this one Saturday while lying on the couch. I was chortling away and after the second time of asking “What’s so funny?”, Mrs B just let me be. She’s pretty much on Miiiiiister Newton’s side when it comes to the humor in these books. I on the other hand am entertained greatly.

The thing with Jeeves and Bertie is either you like these kind of stories or you don’t. Heck, read 2 of the short stories within one book and you’ll know by the end if Wodehouse is an author for you or not.

On a side note, I just finished up watching “The Blandings” on Prime the other day. It is a tv series based on a series by Wodehouse in this same vein. Once I’m done with Bertie and Jeeves, I plan on adding all 12+ books to my tbr. So buckle up folks, you’ve got at least 2 more years of Wodehouse offerings coming your way

* evil laughter *

★★★★☆

 

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13 thoughts on “Carry On, Jeeves (The Jeeves Omnibus #2.3) ★★★★☆

  1. davekay says:

    Strange story order choices to be sure, but I don’t think I’ll ever tire of being able to pick up a J&W book on a rainy sunday.

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    • Bookstooge says:

      That is one nice thing, you can read any book or short story about Jeeves and Wooster and you’ll be just fine. The order thing is something that just bothers my organized soul, not something really bad 🙂

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  2. These are some of my favourite books. I’ve listened to the audio versions and am thinking of re-listening just to enjoy Bertie Wooster’s never-ending battles with aunts, children and unwanted engagements.

    Have you watched the TV series ‘Jeeves and Wooster’ with Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry? If not, I believe they are available on Youtube. Think there’s a boxed set available as well.

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  3. Nicole says:

    Some stories or themes just seem to work better as short stories. I love having the variety of story lengths in my library, but I know not everyone likes short stories or novellas.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. It sounds intriguing. I’m curious to find out if the humour would be my cup of tea in it. 😀

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  5. Great that the return of the short story form worked well!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. savageddt says:

    As long as you are having a good time reading all is well

    Liked by 1 person

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