- File Size: 366 KB
- Print Length: 138 pages
- Publication Date: May 12, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008306T3Q
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #833,277 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Then I read the book. And I realized I was wrong. He was DEFINITELY nuts.
No sane person would think of writing a story in which Jeeves goes to work for Bruce Wayne and helps turn him into Batman. No sane person would bring Doc Brown from Back to the Future into the Wodehouse universe. But Matthew did it.
And the craziest part is, he did it brilliantly. It shouldn't work, but it works like gangbusters. It's funny and inventive and unpredictable. And he captures Wodehouse's voice so well that even when Batman shows up, it still somehow feels authentic.
Buy this book. You won't regret it.
I'm glad to report that Brozik delivers everything I could have wished for. The prose sounds like Wodehouse, in word choice and in syntax. It sparkles and froths, just like Wodehouse. Jeeves and Wooster sound like themselves, and they behave like themselves. This is pastiche, but it's highly successful pastiche.
To describe the stories would deprive you of the fun of coming to them fresh, but I'll just say that most are crossovers with well-known characters from literature or from popular culture from Sherlock Holmes to the present. Hard as it is to imitate one author's style without sounding forced, it's harder still to put those characters in unaccustomed situations and still have them sound natural.
The editing would do credit to a printed book from a major publisher. in the entire book I found exactly one error, a "not" that didn't belong. There were none of the "their" for "there", greengrocer's apostrophes, and just plain typos that seem to plague many e-books.
Mostly I stick to the free books on my Kindle, but I will gladly pay for anything else of Brozik's that I can find. He's that good. If you like Wodehouse, or if you just like well-written funny short stories, get this book.
If you read only one collection of short stories based on P.G. Wodehouse characters this year, make it this one.
However, if you are the kind of person who regularly watches re-runs of Miami Vice but in their head is hearing the voice of Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry whenever Sonny and Rico are talking - then YES - this book is for you.
I laughed out loud several times and found myself reading late into the night. Just to find that by reading later into the night, it brought the end if the book to a close, faster than what I wanted. So, Mr. Brozik, when shall we see more of Bertie and Jeeves??
If you are a fan of Wooster and Jeeves; if you are a fan of the many literary Classics; if you are a fan of modern cult classics like "Batman"; even if you’ve never heard of any of those, you will have to enjoy “Whimsy & Soda”. It’s just not physically possible to read this without enjoying it! For the record: If P.G. Wodehouse could comment, I am certain he would heartily endorse Brozik’s brilliant parody of his own masterful creations.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read through this book twice. I adore it and will probably read through it again in the future. It was so funny and there are characters within it that you recognize from... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Haivyn
Very clever, very funny, loved it!! Will recommend to all my friends and relatives and will look into more titles by this author.Published 1 month ago by Beth D
This was as entertaining as it was short - I found it a delightful, funny little story all lovers of P. G. Wodehouse's "Jeeves"-books will enjoy. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Meks Librarian
At first, I smiled at the silliness. Reading further, I groaned at the goofiness. At the half-way mark, I couldnt wait to get to the end. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Shirley Y. Thomas
This is a mashup of Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster characters with modern movies and other cultural icons in a series of short stories. The results are hilarious.Published 11 months ago by J. Freedman
This was a fun read! I have read all the PG Wodehouse books so I thought I would give this a go, and I was glad that I did. The stories are fun and at times Laugh Out Loud fun. Mr. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
I've been consuming all of the (real) Wodehouse in existence for a couple of years now, depression looming at the thought of there being no more Jeeves and Wooster, et al. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Brian
Nice try, but not up to the superlative - if that's the word I want - standards of P. G. Wodehouse.Published 16 months ago by your shadow