“Kristel said: 4 Stars
This book is hilarious. Bertram Wooster or Bertie loses the services of his valet, Jeeves because of his inferno Banjolele playing. It is driving everyone crazy and he is evicted. Bertie moves to the country where he can play the Banjolele. In the country, Bertie meets up with a bunch of former acquaintances and several misadventures.
Book Worm said: 4 stars
I found this a very entertaining and fast read I really enjoyed all the humour in the story.
Essentially this is the story of bumbling aristocrat Bertram Wooster and his highly intelligent "man" Jeeves
While Bertie blunders his way around trying to improve his life and that of his friends it is down to the unshakeable Jeeves to put into order all the chaos Bertie manages to stir up.
This is a first person narrative told entirely from the point of view of Bertie and as such we the reader are cast in the role of confidant, Bertie uses his own short hand when speaking which we are expected to understand within the context of the sentence, personally I find this endearing.
The 1001 books says this has no plot, no character developement and no jokes. While I agree with the first 2 statements I have to say the whole way the story is written is very humourous or at least it appealed to me and did have me smirking at several points I particulary like;
"The attitude of fellows towards finding girls in their bedroom shortly after midnight varies. Some like it. Some don't. I didn't"
The reason for the its inclusion on the 1001 list according to the book is for the sublime writing style, I really enjoyed the writing it was more like a conversation with an eccentric friend than a novel.
For anyone who has ever watched Jeeves and Wooster with Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry this reads exactly like the show and I could not get the characters out of my head, not a bad thing as it goes.
Paula_S said: 4 stars
This comedy classic didn't have me laughing out loud, but I did very much enjoy poor Bertie Wooster's misadventures and Jeeves' ingeniuity in getting him out of his problems. I read quite a lot of Wodehouse books when I was a teenager (but never this) and I think this book will be even better when I eventually come back and rereads it. I think familiarity with the plot and expectiations of what happens next will make the enjoyment even greater.”