Review: My Man Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse

Rating: 5 out of 5

It was the Monday of last week that I had my introduction to the world of Jeeves and Wooster. It was one of the most delightful things I had ever heard, so I picked up, quick as I could, the first book in Mr Wodehouse’s long list of writings. Suffice to say, I can only wish I had done so sooner.

Not only is the author a true master of the language—as a reader will comprehend only a few sentences in by which the range and breadth of the vocabulary are sufficient to knock the breath out of the reader—but the scripts that his characters play out are also wonderfully intricate.

Jeeves, the faithful and ingenious servant, whose voice was filled in by a slightly younger Mr Fry, and Wooster, the rapturous soul of a party, had their fair share of adventures in this book. I was slightly perplexed when, amongst the Jeeves and Wooster stories were two which focussed on an entirely different character—Reggie Pepper—especially as Jeeves & Wooster make for a much more dynamic duo.

Well, I don’t know much… But I do know I’ve got my eye on returning to those two characters very soon!

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