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Bertie Wooster Sees It Through (A Jeeves and Bertie Novel) Paperback – November 1, 2000
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Christopher Buckley author of Little Green Men It is impossible to be unhappy while reading the adventures of Jeeves and Wooster. And I've tried.
Kurt Andersen author of Turn of the Century Wodehouse can be extremely funny, of course, and Bertie and Jeeves are echt-Englishmen, but the surprising and surpassing pleasure of these books is their cheerful humanity. Reading Wodehouse always makes me feel good.
David Foster Wallace author of Brief Interviews with Hideous Men Timelessly funny and mean.
Evelyn Waugh Mr. Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.
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"It is impossible to be unhappy while reading the adventures of Jeeves and Wooster. And I've tried."--Christopher Buckley, author of "Little Green Men"
"Wodehouse can be extremely funny, of course, and Bertie and Jeeves are echt-Englishmen, but the surprising and surpassing pleasure of these books is their cheerful humanity. Reading Wodehouse always makes me feel good."Kurt Andersen, author of "Turn of the Century"
"Timelessly funny and mean."David Foster Wallace, author of "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men"
"Mr. Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in."Evelyn Waugh
Top customer reviews
This book is one of my favorites among the stories featuring Jeeves and Bertie. You can't possibly read one of these stories and expect it to make logical sense. No, what you want to do is read one of these stories and willingly leave logical sense well in the background. These stories are simply fun, and funny, and escapist reading at it's very best. I sincerely hope you have experienced the zany world of P. G. Wodehouse. I'll bet he was a wonderful man to sit down and talk to.
or perhaps be younger than I.I smiled a few times but no out loud chuckles.
Bertie is a pompous englishman. Jeeves, the butler is definitely the brains in the twosome.
The language used between characters is stilted and filled with ridiculous observations.
The scenarios are only mildly funny. It reminds me of an old slapstick movie. If this
were read aloud and there were several listeners and everybody was in a good mood
THEN there would be laughter.I understand that Woodhouse is known as
a great writer and a great wit. But I am not tempted to give his work another chance.
It's tolerable, but Kindle reading should be unfettered joy, not joy with hiccups. Me? I'm looking for another version of this joyful read.
Bertie Wooster Sees It Through surprised me a great deal. I had read almost all of the Jeeves books by the time I got to this one, and I had no idea that I could still be so utterly and completely charmed by Wodehouse's words. Of all the Jeeves books, this one is probably the funniest, with the most laugh-out-louds-the knee slapping, snorting, tears-streaming-down-your-face, scaring-the-cat-out-of-the-room kind. I can't praise it highly enough. First, the setting is a breath of fresh air. After visiting such horrific places as Steeple Bumpleigh and Deverill Hall, going back to Brinkley feels like going home, complete with Aunt Dahlia and all her warm endearments ("Bertie, you revolting object."). One delightful twist after another brings Bertie to the brink of disaster and back again, as he is faced with the prospect of having his spine broken in three, four, or five places by the oaf Stilton Cheesewright and, worse yet, marriage to Florence Craye. Couple that with Bertie's new mustache, Aunt Dahlia's pearl necklace, a somber chap by the name of Percy Gorringe, and the Drones darts tournament, and you have the funniest thing ever written in the English language.
And that, by the way, is what makes Wodehouse so wonderful-it is not the characters, nor the stories, nor the settings, but the language he uses, and the way he forms sentences, and the vocabulary which is an eclectic mix of colloquialisms, literary references, foreign phrases, and Woosterisms. Until I read Wodehouse, I had never dreamed that the English language could be rendered so beautifully, and so, so, so brilliantly funny. It is like nothing else I have ever read.
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I'm not gonna say this is the best J&W book (maybe thats Code of the Wooster, dunno) but it is wonderfully entertaining
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