Monday, April 27, 2009

Goodreads: Carry on, Jeeves

Carry On, Jeeves Carry On, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse


My review


rating: 4 of 5 stars
Having seen several episodes of the BBC adaptation of the Jeeves & Wooster stories, it was difficult for me to read Jeeves without invoking Stephen Fry's portrayal of him; likewise Hugh Laurie as Bertie Wooster in all his exasperated cluelessness. Wodehouse is of course exceedingly clever - one wonders what it might do for the verbal talents of a generation if they were required to read Wodehouse in school instead of ghastly classics like The Scarlet Letter.


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7 comments:

Shells said...

Thanks for the memories, I HATED the Scarlet Letter and had to do an oral report on it my Sophomore year.

Celeste Elaine said...

You know, I actually didn't mind the scarlet letter, but let's put that aside.

Amen on the ode to Wodehouse, Dave.
Myself and several friends are quite the fans...of books and series alike.

Just Katy said...

Aaron and I love the BBC Jeeves and Wooster series. I'm happy to know the books are just as clever. I can't wait to find a copy.

Just Katy said...

Oh yeah, and boo to the Scarlet Letter. I remember reading an article about why boys tend to struggle more in English classes. The reporter pointed out the vast amount of sappiness required in most Junior High and High School syllabi.

dave said...

In point of fact, I have never read The Scarlet Letter. I did, however, pay attention in class during discussions and did quite well on the tests about it.

Rich said...

> In point of fact, I have never
> read The Scarlet Letter. I did,
> however, pay attention in class
> during discussions and did quite
> well on the tests about it.

ditto.

And I know some people who were in the movie (the one with Demi Moore filmed in my area in Canada), though I haven't actually seen that, either.

Just Katy said...

I just found out that the Nazis captured Woodhouse and put him on their propaganda radio during the war.