Jeeves. Wooster. Aunt Dahlia. Craziness ensues. I recently watched the Jeeves & Wooster episodes based on this book. Knowing what was going to happen lessened the reading experience not one bit. In fact, it made me that much more eager because I knew another funny bit was just around the corner. And with Wodehouse, funny bits are just about the only sort of bits present. Bonus: I had Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie in my head the entire time I was reading it! This is obviously an awesome thing.
In this particular story Jeeves disapproves of Bertie’s new mess-jacket and Bertie in turn decides not to trust Jeeves’ judgement on other matters. In particular, he repeals trust in Jeeves to fix the romantic woes of both Gussie and Tuppy as well as Aunt Dahlia’s little monetary problem with her husband Tom. This means Bertie plans to solve all the problems and in turn fouls them up beyond all hope. Naturally. All turns out fine in the end, when Jeeves intervenes. This is hardly a spoiler, for it wouldn’t be a Jeeves and Wooster story if Jeeves didn’t put his mind to the task and solve everyone’s problems to great satisfaction.
I giggled out loud in public while reading this, I know I did. Occasionally, I had to cover my mouth to keep from giggling. Sometimes it even worked. There is absolutely no reason to not read Wodehouse. Read them all. Watch the show. Giggle lots. And live a better life.
Review by Jessica A.