Very Good, Jeeves (Jeeves Omnibus #3.3) ★★★★☆

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Title: Very Good, Jeeves
Series: Jeeves Omnibus #3.3
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Genre: Humor
Pages: 273
Format: Digital Edition

 

Synopsis:

Another collection of short stories about Bertie Wooster and his fish-fed super-brainy man-servant, Jeeves.

Whether it is potential marital status change for Bertie (who seems to be afraid of said status), or a friend being forced to eat nothing but vegetables because of his wife’s friend, or an Aunt forcing Bertie to something he doesn’t want to (like pay off a waitress who Bertie’s Uncle George wants to marry), Bertie is always in a maelstrom of chaos. Thankfully, with Jeeves guiding the good ship Wooster, the apparently inevitable crash upon the rocks never happens and it is smooth sailing, until the next adventure.

 

My Thoughts:

The only complaint I have about short story collections is that it is wicked hard to synopsize each and every one. So as I’ve written before, and I’m sure you may have noticed, I simply don’t. Of course, I also have to complain about these omnibus editions, yet again. This book was the 3rd book published by Wodehouse and yet it is the 9th book in these collections. It also has no relationship in time to the previous book or two. What phracking idiot curated these anyway? I’d like to make them walk the plank, after I’ve tied them to the mast and given them a taste of the cat’o’nine tails!

Staying on the nautical theme, this was a boatload of fun. Captain Wodehouse excels in navigating the reader through a funny story that has a beginning, a middle and an end all within 10-40 pages. For the most part, Wodehouse’s humor tickles my fancy so even if the particulars of a story doesn’t really interest me, the humorous shenanigans do and that keeps me reading. I experienced no doldrums while on this pleasure cruise and what’s more, none of the offerings gave me food poisoning or led me to being sick.

Good times!

★★★★☆

 

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15 thoughts on “Very Good, Jeeves (Jeeves Omnibus #3.3) ★★★★☆

  1. salonimore1702 says:

    I totally understand the whole summarising short story collections thing! I usually just summarise the ones that I really like. 🙂

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  2. Mischenko says:

    I always find it hard to even rate books with multiple stories, let alone summarizing them all. Love your review for this one! 😂

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  3. Sounds like a fun installment! I usually only highlight stories that I might want to re-read (or that I want to be sure to avoid re-reading) when I write summaries of omnibuses like this. Hooray for no bookish food poisoning! 😉

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  4. Sounds like someone wants to go on a cruise …

    I believe Jeeves wanted the same thing once … he got his way in the end.

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  5. I love the series so I really must read some of these soon! I have good intentions, but of course, other reads get in the way. And life … spinning out of control …. Hope you’re doing well!

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    • Bookstooge says:

      I’m actually thinking about trying to track down the complete tv show with Fry and Laurie. I’ve watched bits and pieces of it, but never the whole thing.

      And I hear you about Life. It’s only the 15th and I’ve already got more than enough material to fill my Roundup post with just blatherings. sigh…

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  6. I still think the omnibus editions sound super messy too. Sort of makes it a lot less appealing too. 😦 However, if it was Batman, it wouldn’t bother me though. 😛

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