Sunday, July 20, 2008

Right Ho, Jeeves

Wow did this book absolutely crack me up. Bertram Wooster is a member of the good old British upperclass with little to do but entertain himself and fix up his friends and relations in marriage matches. Though Bertie is not the sharpest pencil in the box, his manservant Jeeves makes sure things don't end up as a complete disaster. In this case Bertie is trying to make sure Gussie Fink-Nottle, a timid newt-lover manages to get engaged to "the Bassett," a friend of his cousin Angela who is for a time engaged to Tussy Glossop. Add to this insanity Aunt Dahlia who is constantly throwing colorful insults at Bertie and Anatole, the French chef who learned his English partly from one of the "Maloney's of Brooklyn, and what you get is pretty much massive slapstick mayhem throughout the entire book. This is one of the funniest books I've read in a long time.

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