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A Jeeves and Wooster novelThe beefy 'Stilton' Cheesewright has drawn Bertie Wooster as red-hot favourite in the Drones club annual darts tournament - which is lucky for Bertie because otherwise Stilton would have beaten him to a pulp and buttered the lawn with him. Stilton does not, after all like men who he thinks are trifling with his fiancée's affections.Meanwhile BertiA Jeeves and Wooster novelThe beefy 'Stilton' Cheesewright has drawn Bertie Wooster as red-hot favourite in the Drones club annual darts tournament - which is lucky for Bertie because otherwise Stilton would have beaten him to a pulp and buttered the lawn with him. Stilton does not, after all like men who he thinks are trifling with his fiancée's affections.Meanwhile Bertie has committed a more heinous offence by growing a moustache, and Jeeves strongly disapproves - which is unfortunate, because Jeeves's feudal spirit is desperately needed. Bertie's Aunt Dahlia is trying to sell her magazine Milady's Boudoir to the Trotter Empire and still keep her amazing chef Anatole out of Lady Trotter's clutches. And Bertie? Bertie simply has to try to hold onto his moustache and hope he gets to the end in one piece....

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Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit Reviews

  • Jason Koivu
    2019-02-13 14:11

    Another deeelightful romp in the Wodehouse world! Romp-tiddly-romp, I say, what?! What, what?!Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit, aka What Ho, Jeeves, is a bit different from others in the Wooster/Jeeves line in that it reads like a play. In my case, it listens like a play, because I ingested this audiobook-style. So, in place of Wodehouse's wonderful narration via Bertie's inner monologue, we get awkward exposition and strange soliloquy. Instead of a witty description of Jeeves' discontent over Bertie's ghastly upper-lip appendage, we hear the actor groaning and moaning in a most peevish manner, in a word: whinging. All the above sounds odd and irritating, and would be off-putting enough to make most listeners give it up. I'm not most readers when it comes to a Wooster and Jeeves novel, so I stuck it out, and boy am I glad I did! Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit turned out to be a cracking good read!It's no different than any of the other 101 books (or however many there are) on the dynamic duo in this series. Bertie's having a typically rough morning after a raucous night out when hell breaks out and rings his doorbell. One of his torturous aunts is in need, a former fiancee may or may not wish to marry him again, the significant other of this former fiancee wishes to wring Bertie's neck (or in this case, break his spine in upwards of a half dozen different locations), a minor heist is required of Bertie by his aunt, and Jeeves will save the day 9 times out of 10. It's a tried and true formula from which Wodehouse seldom varies. So why bother to keep coming back? One likes the well-known rerun and is grateful for the old trusty laugh when so needed. I often pick up a Wodehouse when I'm down or blue or in some other variation on the state of sadness. A dose from a reliable rib-tickler can get one out of a funk as well as an aspirin relieves a headache, and this book is an even more potent remedy for what ails you.NOTE: I'd like to make a further note, a sidebar if you will, regarding the audiobook. The performances were mostly top-notch. I attribute this to the use of about three actors who've voiced the Bertie character in other Wodehouse books. One played the main role, while the others supported. Fantastic casting!

  • Trevor
    2019-02-06 09:02

    I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoy these books. If there is one problem, it is that I’m reading them out of order – but that is hard to avoid. The problem is that they seem to have been out of print for ages and trying to find them in second hand bookshops is also remarkably difficult. I asked a woman in a second hand bookshop I frequent about them and she said they disappear as soon as they come in the door. She has a lovely grey cat that allows you to pat it while you talk to her the lady of the shop about books – I trust this woman implicitly, as one trusts anyone who allows a cat to sprawl on the desk before them. Bertie is a remarkable creation – I know I’ve said this before, but he really has captivated my imagination. Not least because he breaks all of the ‘rules’ as I would have them. He is not the smartest person in the book – and I would normally recommend stories be told by the smartest person in the book. Secondly, people are constantly telling him he is not the smartest person in the book – often in ways that are breathtakingly rude.I really like the way he becomes tongue tied around Jeeves, world recognised genius and recurrent saviour of Bertie and his family and friends.The thing is that although the characters are exaggerated, they are still very much recognisable types of people we have all known. As I said, I have had to find whatever copy I can get my hands on of many of these books and this is a Four Square Edition reprinted in 1963 after having been first printed in 1954. The cover says, “Jeeves and Wooster rally against the common enemy – A WOMAN.” Now, when Maddy, my youngest, read this cover she was suitably annoyed and picked the book up in mild disgust and flicked it open at random, I assume to see if she couldn’t become even more outraged. Then she told me the most wonderful thing – she said she started reading it and found she had finished three pages before she realised she had really been reading any of it at all. And it is true – the writing is so natural, so free flowing, that you just get completely sucked in. Wodehouse says he writes romantic comedies – but they are a bit different from your standard romantic comedy. In your normal romantic comedy the boy always gets the girl – in these Wooster is generally seeking to avoid ending up with the girl. Finding out how he is going to make his escape is part of the fun of the story. If these books were written today I guess people would talk about ‘repressed homosexuality’ – but in the world Wodehouse has created there is a kind of innocence that makes such thoughts seem – what? – too clever by half, perhaps? This is a very special world, a world not terribly different from childhood. Yes, think of children in the bodies of adults and you are somewhere close to the world Wodehouse has created – although, even that view is too simple.I would love to study his comedy more closely. In part it is made up of very clever mixed metaphors – I think this gives a subtle back taste to virtually every page of the book. There is also his wonderful misunderstanding of the key stories of our culture – in this story the ‘retelling’ of the Lot’s Wife really is very amusing.But best of all is Wodehouse's utter command of his story at all times. They are so light and joyful that the craft behind them is hardly noticed, in fact can be almost 'missed' entirely – well, until you think about the wonderful twists and turns he has bent you through. A master story teller – and this was pure magic, as always.

  • Nandakishore Varma
    2019-01-27 12:04

    Bertie is growing a moustache, and Jeeves doesn't like it.Bertie is pissed. Jeeves does not object to David Niven's moustache, then why the fuss about his. Jeeves says:"Mr. Niven's moustache is very becoming to him."This time Bertie is determined to hold on - but the problem is that Florence Craye, who has turned to novel-writing of late, also thinks the moustache is fascinating: thus inviting the wrath of Stilton Cheesewright, her fiance, who considers it a cheap trick by Bertie to steal his girl.Nighttime escapades in nightclubs with Florence (who is collecting material for her new novel), the presence of a Roderick Spode who no longer fears the mention of "Eulalie" (see The Code of the Woosters) and Aunt Dahlia up to her usual mad capers ensures Bertie has his plate full. He even comes within inches of wedlock until he is saved from the scaffold at the last minute by - who else? - Jeeves, who forgets differences and acts in true feudal spirit.

  • F.R.
    2019-02-08 08:54

    “It is pretty generally recognized in the circles in which he moves that Bertram Wooster is not a man who lightly throws in the towel and admits defeat. Beneath the thingummies of what-d’you-call-it his head, wind and weather permitted, is as a rule bloody but unbowed, and if the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune want to crush his proud spirit, they have to pull their socks up and make a special effort.”Let’s just take ‘Ring For Jeeves’ as a blip. An ill starred, dark alleyway that Wodehouse and Jeeves stumbled inadvertently down before thinking better of the whole enterprise. There was so much which didn’t work in that novel: the lack of Bertram Wooster, the third person narration in lieu of Wooster, B; the ostentatious 1950s setting, the unhelpful glimpses inside the hitherto imperial Jeeves mind. It’s a book which didn’t so much make a misstep as walk unmindful into a snare, then an elephant trap, then off a sheer cliff. But it’s done now. Let’s erase it from our minds, pretend it never happened and never speak of it again.‘Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit’ is much more the stuff. First and foremost Bertie Wooster is back and handling narration duties with his customary skill and aplomb (tasty morsels are provided for your delectation at the top and tail of this review). From there we have Brinkley Court, Aunt Dahlia, soppy female romantic novelists of the most dangerous kind, lovelorn weedy bachelors, purloined necklaces, Stilton Cheesewright in a fury, socially ambitious Liverpudlians, Sir Roderick Spode and controversial moustaches. What’s more the question of when we are never becomes an issue. There’s perhaps a sense that we’re not quite in the 1920s anymore, but there’s nothing so glaringly and incongruously modern as to upset a sensitive reader.Okay, this isn’t quite a prime-cut of Wodehouse from the top table. This isn’t the best Jeeves and Wooster novel one could possibly find (Wodehouse set himself extraordinarily high standards elsewhere), but definitely this is a novel which will not only leave you chuckling, but make you feel decidedly gay and with a cheery song in your heart.“’Who was the man who sat with a sword dangling over him, suspended by a hair, wondering how long it was going to be before it dropped and gave him a very nasty flesh wound?’She had me there. Nobody I had met. Certainly not one of the fellows at the Drones.”

  • Leslie
    2019-01-20 13:53

    Jonathan Cecil again excels in this audiobook narration of Bertie Wooster's entanglement with Florence Craye, Stilton Cheesewright and his Aunt Dahlia's attempt to sell her magazine The Lady's Boudoir to Mr. Trotter. To add to the fun, Lord Sidcup (formerly known as Spode) appears at Uncle Tom's invitation to look at Dahlia's pearl necklace, causing consternation and confusion.Cecil's voice for the regular cast of characters was as always wonderful but his voice for Mr. Trotter, a Yorkshire newspaper magnate, wavered a little -- sometimes more northern than others.

  • Steven
    2019-01-28 09:12

    "'Did you ever read Spindthrift?' I asked, retrieving the soap.'I skimmed through it, sir.''What did you think of it? Go on, Jeeves, don't be coy. The word begins with an l.''Well, sir, I would not go so far as to apply the adjective which I fancy you have in mind, but it seemed to me a somewhat immature production lacking in significant form. My personal tastes lie more in the direction of Dostoevsky and the great Russians.'" (11)In a stressful thesis-writing period, Wodehouse is your (my) man. I read Ring for Jeeves shortly before Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit; while the first has Plum on a very rare off day, the latter sees him squarely on top of the wave of his singular craftsmanship.

  • Mira
    2019-01-28 08:59

    Bertie Wooster has grown a mustache.Does Jeeves approve?Jeeves does not approve. But Florence Craye does!Who's Florence Craye?Florence Craye, author of Serious Novel Spindrift, is Wooster's ex-fiance.So is Wooster in for it this time?Not if Stilton Cheesewright, pumpkin-headed man about town, manages to leg it down the aisle with her first.Who's Cheesewright?Florence's current fiance, who comes down as firmly anti-mustache.So will Cheesewright pound Wooster into a fine paste?Not until after Wooster's won the annual Darts sweep-- Cheesewright has fifty pounds riding on the outcome.Whew!Or until Cheesewright can offload his stake on Wooster to another interested party ... say, Mr. Gorringe?Gorringe who?Gorringe you glad I didn't say banana?Also covered: The Mystery of the Pink Crayfish, the theft of two pearl necklaces, the fate of Milady's Boudoir, and the coshing of Spode.

  • Girish
    2019-02-09 09:53

    A jolly good book this! Jeeves and the Feudal spirit is a balm to the soul much like a well made English tea on a cold morning.Bertie Wooster wears a mustache that Jeeves does not approve. He is in mortal danger of being affianced to Florence Craye who wishes to shape him. Oh and also the slight danger of being pummeled to pulp by a pumpkin headed cop to who Florence was engaged. Aunt Agatha is in trouble and needs all the help she can get. All while Jeeves has to be away.Bertie must fend for himself. Many disastrous and hilarious complications ensue, until Jeeves returns. Many laugh out loud moments and a nice light read.

  • Rishav Agarwal
    2019-02-18 16:03

    Nothing like a quick few pages of Jeeves and Wooster to get rid of those Monday (or Tuesday) blues. In this one we find Wooster growing a moustache, getting betrothed (again) and getting his spine broken (again), and Jeeves rescuing him from all three. Absolutely delightful read.

  • Perry Whitford
    2019-02-14 09:51

    Funny things, mustaches. Whilst Jeeves presents a decidedly cold shoulder to Berties' newly grown facial furniture, novelist and ex-flame Florence Craye is rather taken by it. Not so her current fiance, the hulking, pumpkin-headed G.D'arcy 'Stilton' Cheesewright, a combustible chap 'who could give Othello a couple of bisques and be dormy one at the eighteenth'.At the same time Bertie is touched up for the loan of a £1,000 pounds by one Percy Gorringe. Percy, as well as sporting an offensive set of side whiskers, has adapted a book by the imperious Florence, with whom he is also hopelessly in love. But the production is threatened when a financier pulls out, hence the shameless nobbling of the Wooster purse.No wonder the two gentlemen have such strong feelings towards Miss. Craye. A tall, willowy platinum blond with looks akin to 'the star unit of the harem of one of the better-class Sultans', she was also 'like ham and eggs with the boys with the bulging foreheads out Bloomsbury way'. Be that as it may, Bertie would rather inherit the wings of a dove than come between her and another man, let alone two other men. Yet when he aids a call for assistance from Aunt Dahlia to rush down to her country pile at Brinkley Court, Brinkley-cum-Snodsfield-in-the-Marsh, he will find himself in close proximity not just to the girl of his nightmares, but to Mssrs. Cheesewright and Gorringe too.It's got Jeeves, it's got Wooster, it's written by Wodehouse. What further recommendation do you need?

  • Mike
    2019-02-07 13:55

    Another entertaining chapter in the life of Bertie Wooster and his man, Jeeves.Just read some (any) of these tales of England's finest as they drift through their lives of leisure and inherited wealth.What's that you say, "I don't think I will find it terribly amusing or interesting"? Forsooth, relax and sit back. You are about to embark on a voyage of wit, humor, and all sorts of adventure. Let these two be your guide to a pleasurable bit of page-turning.Sure it's not summer, but if a wet, raw and dreary Spring or Autumn day (or for that matter a bone-chilling Winter or languishing hot & humid Summer one) is not when you need a bit of cheering up, then when is?P. G. Wodehouse was a master craftsman and in these tales we find him at his finest. If you normally avoid fiction, well, this is the perfect leavening for a diet of world affairs, history, biography, science and so on. I like a good book on politics or cosmology or religion as much as the next chap, but one must have the frisson of life along with the chaff.Do yourself an enormous favor and read this book (and several of its brethren.)

  • مروان البلوشي
    2019-02-01 12:04

    تاريخ القراءة الأصلي : ٢٠٠٢موقع القراءة : بريطانيا

  • Pamela Shropshire
    2019-01-28 13:51

    While Jeeves has been on his annual holiday, Bertie has grown a mustache. As he suspected, Jeeves is not enamoured with said mustache. Aunt Dahlia is in need of assistance again, this time to help chivvy a certain L.G. Trotter into purchasing her magazine called Milady's Boudoir. She had come upon the idea of hiring a top-tier female author to write an article for the paper, a way of "salting the mine" as she puts it; but to pay this author, she hocked her pearl necklace, replacing it with a fake. She needs the sale proceeds to redeem the real necklace.Convoluted, yes? We're just getting warmed up! Engagements on, engagements off, coshes, knighthoods, Anatole (will he never be safe from the machinations of covetous would-be employers?) - and of course, only Jeeves can make everything come out right, causing Bertie to shave the mustache in gratitude.

  • Kedar
    2019-01-22 13:04

    The weedy butterfly gets saved by the Butler!

  • Ian Wood
    2019-02-19 08:10

    By 1954 PG Wodehouse had two things to apologise to his public for, firstly his previous novel, Ring for Jeeves and secondly his unfortunate broadcasts made during his internment by the Nazis.That he should produce a Jeeves and Wooster novel so soon after ‘Ring for Jeeves’ made for an acceptable contrition of his ill judged musical cash in, that it contained Roderick Spode his very ill judged ‘satire’ of Oswald Mosley. That Wodehouse could make jokes about the Blackshirts with the same lightness of touch as he would make jokes about Bertie Wooster growing a moustache does show a weakness which only George Orwell could excuse, by dismissing Wodehouse as irrelevant. Orwell had also made the case for the defence of English cooking, so he was used to championing lost causes. After the war even Chaplin conceded that he wouldn’t have made ‘The Great Dictator’ had he known the full horror makes it plain that Wodehouse should have left the frightful Spode alone.Also on hand is Florence Craye whom was engaged to Bertie in ‘Jeeves Takes Charge’ and ‘Joy in the Morning’ but at the beginning of this novel is now engaged to ex-policeman Stilton Cheesewright, whom does not hold Bertie in high esteem. The usual misunderstandings and a stolen rope of pearls ensure that Stilton’s nomination is scratched in preference to the hapless Bertie whom Florence sees as a challenge to mould. Bertie tries his damndest to argue stilton’s case with little effect ‘Well, suppose he joined the Foreign Legion?’, ‘It would have my sympathy’. That Florence will be untied from Bertie once Jeeves gets into the psychology of the individual will not surprise anyone but how and to whom she becomes engaged to will.And so despite my reservations about Spode, Wodehouse manages in to turn in another classic Wooster prose. God is in the detail as well as in his heaven.

  • Rajan
    2019-02-19 15:03

    Reading Wodehouse is pure bliss. His writing style seems simple but it is not. Wodehouse is a genius and he painstakingly creates humor out of ordinary everyday situations. It is not slap stick, satire or comic. It is pure unadulterated humor. Reading Wodehouse is the best stress buster and anti-depressant. He doesn’t claim to very highly literary writing prowess. In his own words “I believe there are two ways of writing novels. One is making a sort of musical comedy without music and ignoring real life altogether; the other is going deep down into life and not caring a damn...”.Wodehouse believed that one of the factors that made his stories humorous was his view of life, and he stated that "If you take life fairly easily, then you take a humorous view of things. It's probably because you were born that way." "For a humorous novel you've got to have a scenario, and you've got to test it so that you know where the comedy comes in, where the situations come in … splitting it up into scenes (you can make a scene of almost anything) and have as little stuff in between as possible."Bandings castle and its characters is one the best of his creations. All other charaters Jeevs, Ukridge, Bertram Wooster, Psimth, Mulliner, Clarence Threepwood, Sebastian Beach, Ashe Marson, Joan Valentine, J. Preston Peters, Aline Peters, Freddie Threepwood, Mrs. Twemlow, Mrs. Bell, Richard Jones, George Emerson, Lord Stockheath, Adams, Rupert J. Baxter, Thorne, George Threepwood, Ann Warblington, Merridew, James, Alfred, Mildred Mant, Horace Mant, Judson, Algernon Wooster, Bishop of Godalming, Billy, Muriel, Dr. Bird, Slingsby, Chester, Ferris, Miss Willoughby etc are highly likable.I think there will not be a single person who cannot like Wodehouse.

  • Libbeth
    2019-02-10 11:10

    I will use this "review" for all the P. G. Wodehouse I have read. I read them all so long ago and enjoyed them so much that I have given them all 5 stars. As I re-read them I will adjust the stars accordingly, if necessary, and add a proper review.When I first discovered P. G. Wodehouse I devoured every book I could find in the local library, throughout the eighties and early nineties. Alas, this means that I have read most of them and stumbling across one I have not read is a rare thing. I'm sure that through this great site I will joyfully find at least a few I have not read and be able to track them down.My records only began in 1982, so I do not have a note of any I read before then. I’m sure I will enjoy re-reading them.

  • Tim Hicks
    2019-02-14 15:18

    Gosh, folks, with some of the plot "summaries" here it's hardly necessary to read the book. How about letting us discover what happens for ourselves? But one doesn't read a J&W for the plot. It's the language, which is as wonderful as always. The plot is full of twists, but we expect them so we can't call them surprises.Jeeves is quite disappointing here, since he relies repeatedly on the knowledge available from his fellow butlers. I did like the use of his "specials." We can only admire how Wodehouse somehow has us accept that Bertie is totally unable to say, "I don't want to marry you" to a woman. Without that, most of the J&W books wouldn't have a plot. Ridiculous, but somehow it works. Not one of the better Jeeves stories, but still jolly good.

  • Maureen
    2019-02-15 11:15

    Another one that draws the guffaws from a disgruntled girl. :) The greatest complaint I can make about these books relates to their titles: the notion of Jeeves' "feudal spirit" is referenced in other works, so it doesn't really help to distinguish this novel from the others. It might better have been called "Bertie grows a moustache" or "A lot of preamble about a darts tournament we never even get to witness", or "How Aunt Dahlia tried to sell off her magazine because she was tired of always begging for cash". A very funny book.

  • Louise
    2019-02-09 12:54

    3.5 StarsVery enjoyable, but lacking a certain something found in the best Jeeves & Wooster novels. Not quite as laugh out loud funny. More of an occasional chortle. Good to see Jeeves back with Bertie where he belongs though. Bertie, not Jeeves, should always be the main attraction, but the more time the two spend together playing off each other, the better.

  • Selva Subramanian
    2019-02-04 16:03

    Hilarious! Typical PGW!

  • Mike
    2019-02-03 16:17

    Any novel that begins this way is sure to be a fun read: "As I sat in the bath-tub, soaping a meditative foot and singing, if I remember correctly, 'Pale Hands I Loved Beside the Shalimar', it would be deceiving my public to say that I was feeling boomps-a-daisy."

  • pinknantucket
    2019-02-03 10:11

    If you like books where people say “Ho!” and “Ha!” and even “What Ho!” a lot then I reckon you should try the adventures of the hapless man-about-town Bertie Wooster and his unflappable butler, Jeeves.This is not my favourite Jeeves book so far but still very enjoyable. Bertie Wooster is interrupted in his reading of a thrilling new novel “The Mystery of the Pink Crayfish” by Rex West (I wish someone would write this novel) to attend to the problems of his Aunt Dahlia, who is trying to sell her woman’s literary magazine Milady’s Boudoir to some difficult house guests, without her husband discovering that she pawned her pearls to pay for its publication. As usual things go terribly wrong and Bertie gets himself engaged (accidentally) to a woman who would prefer him to read the works of T.S. Eliot and Auden. As usual, however, everyone is saved by Jeeves in the end.I picked up a few good insults in this one – how does “inhuman gargoyle” grab you? Or “You ghastly sheepfaced fugitive from hell”? Or even “You revoting young piece of cheese”? I should say, that although I love these books, I expect a lot of people won’t – my friend Tash can’t stand them.NB Some of Rex West’s other thrilling titles include "Murder in Mauve", "The Case of the Poisoned Doughnut" and "Inspector Biffen Views the Body".

  • Sluggo
    2019-01-27 07:57

    I have been working my way through ALL that Wodehouse wrote (70 some books for a start) and am nearly there. I just picked one to add here. With the exception of some of his very first writing, before he got into the swing of his style, they are ALL absolutely wonderful. There's satire, but its never mean spirited. They are funny as hell, but not trashy. Above all, Wodehouse really loved humanity and you can feel that in his writing- you come away from his stuff feeling, as he was fond of quoting (from Pippa Passes), "the lark is on the wing, the snail is on the thorn, God is in his heaven and all's right with the world." Of course, in this day of age, not being jaded or bitter opens one up to ridicule and scorn. Its seen as being simple-minded. What gives lie to that is Wodehouse's extensive referencing of the vast corpus of English literature. The quotes and allusions come fast and furious, in keeping with his lighning wit. Oddly enough, with all this density and depth, one would think the reading would be ponderous, but instead it comes off light and entertaining. If you can read one of his books and not smile, you've lost your pulse.

  • Teri-K
    2019-01-28 13:01

    Poor Bertie, ever since Stilton Cheesewright drew his name in the Drones' club dart tournament, he's been haunting Bertie insisting he start taking cold baths and begin serious training. If you know anything about B. Wooster it's that serious just isn't his style. Add to this a request from his favorite Aunt Dahlia to entertain a certain Trotter family and sweeten them up for a favor plus Florence Cray with the platinum blind hair who wants to "mold" him, and Bertie is in for a rough time. Fortunately Jeeves is around to help him out. Though things get crazy toward the end, with one reversal after another, Jeeves always comes through.I consider the Jeeves and Wooster novels as the perfect antidote to the stress of current life, and revisit them often for a giggle and a grin.

  • A.
    2019-02-16 12:59

    I love Wodehouse. He's my guilty pleasure. My beach reading. This novel fell a bit short of my expectations. Usually, Wodehouse leaves me with tears in my house. I guffaw at inopportune moments, implore my wife to drop what she is doing to listen to some outrageous dialogue, and reread hilarious passages. Not this time. Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit is entertaining, but it is not laugh out loud funny. The set up seems a little tired and Jeeves is trotted out only when a problem must be solved. The story lacked the banter between Jeeves and Wooster and the surrounding characters just weren't up to expectations.Still, it's Wodehouse and you can never really go wrong.

  • Elizabeth Mallory
    2019-02-06 11:49

    My favorite of Wodehouse are his novels Hot Water and The Girl in Blue, but Jeeves and Wooster hold a special place in my heart. This story was replete in its Wooster fumbles, lovable Aunt Dahlia moments, and general hilarity and chaos. Plus it spawned a new family joke:...she said, stiffly....he said, stiffly....she said, stiffly....he said, stiffly.I don't know when I've known a bigger night for stiff speakers.

  • Malquiviades
    2019-02-05 08:19

    Extraordinary. As always. Not a single comma to be changed. The first person narrative (Bertie) is as always the best point of it all, when getting hands on a Jeeves-Wooster novel.As usual, I do not try to analyse the book. Wodehouse is well beyond our human nature to be analysed. You just have to sit down, relax and enjoy the extremely fun and pleasure that just happens to jump from his books.

  • Cathy
    2019-02-09 15:13

    I just love Jeeves and Wooster, but I'm not sure I have anything very insightful to say about them. It's all here in this installment -- lethal cocktails, predatory females, exasperated aunts, and scrape after scrape narrowly averted by the ever-resourceful Jeeves.I'm sure that life among the between-the-wars moneyed types wasn't actually much like this ... but isn't it nice to imagine that it was?

  • Bert
    2019-02-14 11:13

    I can't think of any other book that has shown me as good a time as this one has. An absolute non-hipsterish pleasure. I'll probably have to go off and read all the rest of them now.