The Jeeves Omnibus #5 (Jeeves Omnibus #5.3) ★★★★☆


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Title: The Jeeves Omnibus #5
Series: Jeeves Omnibus #5.3
Author: PG Wodehouse
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Genre: Humor
Pages: 120
Words: 43K



Synopsis:

A trio of short stories consisting of:

Extricating Young Gussie

Jeeves Makes An Omelette

Jeeves and the Greasy Bird

My Thoughts:

This was a fitting end to the Jeeves and Wooster Omnibus series. While each of the short stories had been published before, they had never been published in one volume.

Nothing spectacular but at the same time I think the short story format works best for the Jeeves and Wooster stories. There’s only so much Bertie Wooster one can stomach in one go and short stories allow one to dash in for a bite, then skip out again until one is hungry for another bite. Whereas a novel forces you to sit down at the monstrously huge mahogany table with the Edwardian chairs and dine on each course as they are served to one. That is great if Chef Anatole is doing the cooking, but if it’s Chef Boyardee, well, that’s a different matter altogether!

I started this Jeeves Omnibus read back in April of 2018 with Thank You, Jeeves. Here I am now, 2 ½ years later, finishing things up. I have loved reading this and looked forward to them each time. Some were definitely better or worse than others but I never regretted my time reading these.

Given the nature of this series, if I ever choose to do a re-read, I suspect I’ll only re-read the stories that got 4stars from me. But who knows? Wodehouse tickles my funny bone and very few authors can do that as consistently as he has done.

So let’s give 3 cheers for Jeeves and Wooster, give a hearty “What Ho” to their antics and then have some tea to cool ourselves off from all that exertion. Pip, pip, cheerio and God save the Queen, govnah!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

22 thoughts on “The Jeeves Omnibus #5 (Jeeves Omnibus #5.3) ★★★★☆

  1. savageddt says:

    What Ho! Whoop whoop, glad you are finishing a series up and that Jeeves has kept going as well as it did for you.

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  2. Five out of six and a half for the passable rhyming slang here! Stone the crows, I think he’s got it Mr Higgins!

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  3. YouKneeK says:

    Congrats on finishing! Does this mean you’ll be adding a new series into your rotation?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sometimes, Jeeves and Bertie are just the ticket. They saved my sanity, once, during a very stressful season of life. But, yes, they are the literary equivalent of cotton candy.

    Also … shout-out to Henry Huggins, Otis Spofford, Ellen Tibbits, and the Quimby girls! And Ribsy!

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    • Bookstooge says:

      That is an excellent analogy. Perfectly sweet but no substance and easily overdosed on 😀 But still delicious!

      Read that back and forth, did you? Sometimes I wonder if anyone else notices. So thanks 🙂

      Like

  5. S.D. McKinley says:

    Glad you liked this one. Hey, that comment notification problem on my blog, that was with the app, right?

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Hooray for a successful run! I’m glad to hear how this one really works for you when it comes to its comedic tone. Not often easy for some to find the right kind of comedy for them! 😀

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