[E–book/E–pub] (Right Ho Jeeves)
Beginning with a critiue of my own limbs which she said justly enough were nothing to write home about this girl went on to dissect my manners morals intellect general physiue and method of eating asparagus with such acerbity that by the time she had I Can Be a Teacher (Barbie) finished the best you could say of Bertram was that soar as was known he had never actually committed murder or set Eggs Benedict Arnold fire to an orphan asylum Half of the book is uotable andunny Another half is not uotable but still unny More on this laterBertram Bertie Wooster spent a nice Bertie Wooster takes the reins rom his gentleman s gentleman Jeeves who had everything well enough in hand and soon everything s gone pear shaped if that s the expression I m looking or Bertie s well intentioned schemings upset his aunt and uncle s brilliant French chef who gives notice which upsets everyone s gastric juices Meanwhile his meddling upon a riend s behalf almost divorces Bertie himself rom his beloved bachelorhood egads When one comes to the realization that they are a irst class idiot it s time to throw in the towel and call the National Guardor even better JeevesWell now how can you go wrong with a comedy that has Right Ho taking up two thirds of its title You can not my old bean you can not Add in a generous helping of Gussie Fink Nottles Madeline Bassetts and Tuppy Glossops and you have yourself a school prize winner Drunken awards speeches and other kooky hijinks abound This dashed difficult problem of where to begin it It s a thing you don t want to go wrong over because one One Good Life: My Tips, My Wisdom, My Story false step and you re sunk I mean if youool about too long at the start trying to establish atmosphere as they call it and all that sort of rot you ail to grip and the customers walk out on you Bertie Wooster in spite of being a silly ass has a way with words His irst person narrative is a joy to read it does help that he has PG Wodehouse to write on his behalf He is right of course the irst paragraph of anything is often the hardest one to write I am in act in the soup at this very moment12 hours later I must admit that I ound myself at moment of going to press a little destitute of constructive ideas Well I m dashed I went to bed with only one paragraph done I woke up to ind still only one paragraph done Where are those little elves chappies who are supposed to get things done or you when you are getting your eight hours shuteye You know making shoes writing reviews and whatnot What rot these stories are I d say I have a good mind to complain except that I don t actually have a good mind Right Ho Jeeves starts off comfortably enough with Bertie having tea in bed and chatting with super butler valet Jeeves about his newt loving riend Gussie Fink Nottle suddenly he is notified in a telegram that a V shaped rumminess has manifested itself rom the direction of Worcestershire at Brinkley Court where his aunt Dahlia resides It seems his cousin Angela Travers has broken her engagement with his pal Tuppy Glossop and his aunt Dahlia is having trouble inancing her magazine The sort of rummy problems Jeeves can solve in a jiffy except that Bertie is on the outs with Jeeves over a mess jacket with brass buttons so he resolves to sort out these difficulties himself Much hilarity ensues Natural Blonde featuring Bertie getting himself engaged to a Manic Pixie Dream Girl Brinkley Court s French chef Anatole shaking aew ists at Gussie clinging to a roof or dear life ire alarms going off and many other lunatic incidents Right Ho Jeeves is a little unusual in that it is an actual novel rather than a collection of short stories like the other Jeeves books I have read The subplots tie in together surprisingly well so the book does not eel overly episodic Throughout the book the well meaning Bertie comes up with several wild schemes to alleviate his Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda friends problems Unfortunately he cannot plan than two steps ahead and the second step is usually wrong As with most Wodehouse s books there is no real substance to the plot you read his booksor the extraordinary language hilarious dialogue and lovable characters Wodehouse does pull out a nice little twist at the end though with Jeeves applying his psychology of the individual to save the dayWodehouse s books are all eel good books that you pick up when you eel a little down they will soon start to restore
"your brain tissues "brain tissues are also ideal if you need a change of pace rom serious iction I ll be dashed if I can think of anything else to say What I ll do is I ll bung in some uotes instead to beef up the reviewTinkerty tonk The Jeeves Wooster television series is extremely diverting sir If you have not had the pleasure might I venture to suggest that you endeavour to acuire the DVD If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy's Love Song forthwith Thank you sirNotes Audiobook credit Read with appropriate jolliness by smashing cove Mark Nelson American chap and accent but spiffingellow whose enjoyment of the book is uite infectious Bonus points Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-The-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford for Anatole s accented dialogue Downloadrom Librivox I am glad nobody has to steal anything and try to put it back this time one of Wodehouse s avorite plot devicesuotes Elouent No it s not elouent Elusive No it s not elusive It s on the tip of my tongue Begins with an e and means being a jolly sight too cleverElaborate sir Jeeves doesn t have to open doors He s
Like One Of Thoseone of those in India who bung their astral bodies about the chaps I mean who having gone into thin air in Bombay reassemble the parts and appear two minutes later in Calcutta Only some such theory will account or the Cyberselfish A Critical Romp Through The Terribly Libertarian Culture Of High Tech fact that he s not there one moment and is there the next He just seems toloat A coerência textual from Spot A to Spot B like someorm of gas I consider that of all the dashed silly drivelling ideas I ever heard in my puff this is the most blithering and Write Your Novel!: Tips from a Bestseller futile I read it backwards I read itorwards As a matter of Dogs Behaving Badly fact I have a sort of recollection of even smelling it But it still baffled me He was one of those timid obseuious teacup passing thin bread and butter offering yes men I wish there was something else you could call him except Uncle Tom said Aunt Dahlia a little testily Every time you do it I expect to see him turn black and start playing the banjo He barked raspingly as if he were having trouble with the tonsils of the soul Gah Too many great uotes to put in just read the whole book why don t youBung oh Who needs expensive Freudian psychiatrists when you can have this The discovery of some toy duck in the soap dish presumably the property of someormer juvenile visitor contributed not a little to this new and happier First Year Teacher: Wit and Wisdom from Teachers Who've Been There frame of mind What with one thing and another I hadn t played with toy ducks in my bathor years and I ound the novel experience most invigorating For the benefit of those interested I may mention that if you shove the thing under the surface with the sponge and then let it go it shoots out of the water in a manner calculated to divert the most careworn Ten minutes of this and I was enabled to return to the bedchamber much the merry old Bertram Old Bertram is in dire need of moral bracing since one of his recurring spats over wardrobe with his trusted man Jeeves has left him without valuable advice just when he needed it most Valiant efforts to solve the problems of his riends and April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers family gathered at Brinkley Court on his own are only serving tourther push him deeper into the soup Bertie blames it on bad luck and on the French If I hadn t gone to Cannes I shouldn t have met the Bassett or bought that white mess jacket and Angela wouldn t have met her shark and Aunt Dahlia wouldn t have played baccarat If you want to ind the connection between sharks white mess jackets baccarat devil s costumes newts and French cooking you have come to the right place at Brinkley Court Be careful though of Bertie s clever plans and keep Gussie Fink Nottle away rom the strong spirits As Follow the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman’s gentleman Jeeves in this stunning new edition of one of the greatest comic nove. .
P.G. Wodehouse Ë 8 review.
Easy stars WOOSTERS GUIDE as opposed to boring old Webster s guideWoosters are men of tact and have a nice sense of host obligationsEven when displaying the iron hand Woosters like to keep the thing Mindful Living with Aspergers Syndrome fairly mateyWhen woosters put their hand to the plough they do not readily sheath the swordWoosters areair minded and make allowances or men parading through London all night in scarlet tights my avoriteWoosters like to have their story readyA Woosters word is his bondWoosters are uicker witted than the ordinary man and can read between the linesWoosters are ingenious Jeeves exceedingly ingenious Woosters are always at their shrewdest and most level headed in moments of perilWoosters are as uick as lightningIt is unworthy of the prestige of a Wooster to suash in among the proletariat in a standing room only sectionWoosters have an uncanny knack or going straight to the heart of thingsA Wooster is seldom baffled or than the nonceAnd last but certainly not leastWoosters can bite the bullet This is almost as Space Kid funny as The Code of the Woosters which is saying a lot since Code is theunniest book ever written by anybody anywhere The plot isn t important as usual misunderstandings and peevishness disrupt the general mood of an old English country house lovers are parted and social bonds are threatened but by the end thanks to the inimitable Jeeves tranuility is restored couples are reunited and most important of all aunts are placated The justly Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town famous climax where a tipsy Gussi Another adventure with Jeeves the butler and his employer the great maybe Bertram Bertie Wooster the so called masterBut who is really in charge Andor that matter the smartest It s very apparent rom the beginning and the butler did it However this isn t a murder mystery only the pompous affected and no one dies here just their dignity sacrificed When our not uite competent Bertie comes back to his London place rom Cannes France after a vacation of two months his whole life is a vacation to tell the truth His intimidating Aunt Dahlia insists he come to her country house Brinkley Court immediately the shall we say MrWooster lacking Every Drop for Sale: Our Desperate Battle Over Water fortitude obeysStrange since his aunt and her daughter Angela had spent their In 2012 I was elected the Vice President of our college alumni association here in the UAE I was to take charge at our annual get together at the same event I presented an ottamthullal a satirical dance drama which was a runaway hit What with all the celebratory euphoria I imbibed a little too much of the happy juice in the parking lot outside the venue drinks were not allowed in the hall and before I knew it I was pickled to the gillsYou can see me with a beatific smile as I took the stage later in the daySee the serenity of the countenanceAnd here I am shaking hands with the President I don t remember what I was saying to him Inact I don t remember much of the afternoon Here s Bertie Wooster talking about Gussie Fink Nottle about to distribute the prizes at Market Snodsbury SchoolWhen I was able to see clearly once I perceived that Gussie was now seated He had his hands on his knees with his elbows out at right angles like a nigger minstrel of the old school about to ask Mr Bones why a chicken crosses the road and he was staring before him with a smile so Down We Go: Living Into the Wild Ways of Jesus fixed and pebble beached that I should have thought that anybody could have guessed that there sat one in whom the oldamiliar juice was plashing up against the back of the Reach for the Rainbow: Advanced Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse front teeth Many people would have guessed the same thing about me that day Fortunately I was not called on to give a speech like Gussie was If it had happened I m sure the script would have gone something like the passage reproduced belowGussie having stretched his arms and yawned a bit switched on that pebble beached smile again and tacked down to the edge of the platformSpeech he said affablyHe then stood with his thumbs in the armholes of his waistcoat waitingor the applause to die downIt was some time before this happened Troubled Waters for he had got a veryine hand indeed I suppose it wasn t often that the boys of Market Snodsbury Grammar School came across a man public spirited enough to call their head master a silly ass and they showed their appreciation in no uncertain manner Gussie may have been one over the eight but as ar as the majority of those present were concerned he was sitting on top of the world Boys said Gussie I mean ladies and gentlemen and boys I do not detain you long but
I suppose on this occasion to eel compelled to say asuppose on this occasion to eel compelled to say a auspicious words Ladies and boys and gentlemen we have all listened with interest to the remarks of our riend here who orgot to shave this morning I don t know his name but then he didn t know mine Fitz Wattle I mean absolutely absurd which suares things up a bit and we are all sorry that the Reverend What ever he was called should be dying of adenoids but after all here today gone tomorrow and all lesh is as grass and what not but that wasn t what I wanted to say What I wanted to say was this and I say it confidently without ear of contradiction I say in short I am "Happy To Be On "to here on auspicious occasion and I take much pleasure in kindly awarding the prizes consisting of the handsome books you see laid out on that table As Shakespeare says there are sermons in books stones in the running brooks or rather the other way about and there you have it in a nutshellIt went well and I wasn t surprised I couldn t uite ollow some of it but anybody could see that it was real ripe stuff and I was amazed that even the course of treatment he had been taking could have rendered so normally tongue tied a dumb brick as Gussie capable of itIt just shows what any member of Parliament will tell you that if you want real oratory the preliminary noggin is essential Unless pie eyed you cannot hope to gripGentlemen said Gussie I mean ladies and gentlemen and of course boys what a beautiful world this is A beautiful world ull of happiness on every side Let me tell you a little story Two Irishmen Pat and Mike were walking along Broadway and one said to the other Begorrah the race is not always to the swift and the other replied Faith and begob education is a drawing out not a putting in I must say it seemed to me the rottenest story I had ever heard and I was surprised that Jeeves should have considered it worth while shoving into a speech However when I taxed him with this later he said that Gussie had altered the plot a good deal and I dare say that accounts or itAt any rate that was the conte as Gussie told it and when I say that it got a very Bon Bon Voyage (A Carolyn Blue Culinary Mystery, fair laugh you will understand what a popularavourite he had become with the multitude There might be a bearded bloke or so on the platform and a small section in the second row who were wishing the speaker would conclude his remarks and resume his seat but the audience as a whole was Bon Bon Voyage for him solidlyThere was applause and a voice cried Hear hearYes said Gussie it is a beautiful world The sky is blue the birds are singing there is optimism everywhere And why not boys and ladies and gentlemen I m happy you re happy we re all happy even the meanest Irishman that walks along Broadway Though as I say there were two of them Pat and Mike one drawing out the other putting in I should like you boys taking the timerom me to give three cheers or this beautiful world All together nowPresently the dust settled down and the plaster stopped alling rom the ceiling and he went onThis is the unniest part rom the unniest book I have ever read Every line was perfection I kept laughing out loud and looking A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency for someone to read bits too but alas there was no one who appreciates this the way I do at hand The real tragedy though is realizing that I will never haveriends with awesome names like Tuppy Glossop Pongo Twistleton and Gussie Fink Nottl. The wooing of Madeline Bassett by Gussie Fink Nottle and the resignation of Anatole the genius chef Will he prevail Only with the aid of Jeev. Is Aunt Dahlia rather cruelly but truthfully puts it You may well say Golly Anatole God s gift to the gastric juices gone like the dew off the petal of a rose all through your idiocy After reading our or ive Jeeves short stories collections in a row I was just in the right disposition Ravishing Ruby for a substantialare and the master didn t disappoint Right Ho Jeeves is one of Wodehouse s best novels showcasing his talent to weave together several storylines and to ramp up the mischief and hijinks to stratospheric levels where even the imperturbable gentleman s gentleman Jeeves would be hard put to come up with a solution Some of the aces are amiliar as are some of the romantic missteps that crop up in almost every Wodehouse story but there is something about how the different characters come together and interact that make me appreciate the long orm better than the above mentioned short stories This splittig of the troubles into our or Old Yeller five separate incidents makes it a little harder to pick a main plot line in the novel but judging by screen time and by the laughter meter I would pick August Fink Nottle as the leader of the pack This old schoolriend of Bertie this newt nuzzling blister as he is or less affectionately referred to has Flying by the Seat of My Pants: Flight Attendant Adventures on a Wing and a Prayer fallen in love And because he is pathologically shy and accident prone he appeals to Jeeves as a go between As you might remember Jeeves and Bertie had a tiff over a dinner jacket so Bertie takes reluctantly the role of Cupid A splendid chap of course in many ways courteous amiable and just theellow to tell you what to do till the doctor came if you had a sick newt on your hands but uite obviously not of Mendelssohn s March timber I have no doubt that you could have Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography flung bricks by the hour in England s most densely populated districts without endangering the safety of a single girl capable of becoming Mrs Augustus Fink Nottle without an anaesthetic Yet such a girl resides presently at Brinkley Court Madeline Bassett another gold plated comedy arrow in the author s uiver A sensitive poetic soul whose exclamations about daisy chains andluffy rabbits in the meadows are apt to give even the strongest man the shivers the thought of being engaged to a girl who talked openly about On Being Human: Reflections on Life and Living fairies being born because stars blew their noses or whatever it wasrankly appalled me confesses Bertie yet that s exactly where his efforts on behalf of Gussie lands him It s enough to turn our bachelor Frommers Irreverent Guide to Walt Disney World friend to despair I ve said it before and I ll say it again girls are rummy Old Pop Kipling never said a truer word than when he made that crack about the of the s being d than the m Gussie and the Bassett are not the only couple trying to mend up the ties of love Bertie s cousin Angela is on the warpath with her iancee another Wodehouse recurring character and renemy of Bertie Tuppy Glossop Add to the double dose of romance the volatile temper of the Brinkley Court s celebrated cook Anatole and the sour disposition of the lord of the manor and you have the main ingredients of the soup Bertie is currently wallowing in Well I m dashed I m really dashed I positively am dashed Jeeves inally confesses the master after all his best efforts misfire and he goes back as the reader already knew he would to his trusted servant or rescue But can even Jeeves transform a newt like Gussie into a dragon Only active measures promptly applied can provide this poor pusillanimous poop with the proper pep Don t you just love this alliterative game But what can he be talking about I am still cracking with laughter as I remember the effect of alcohol on the timid man s disposition It just shows what any member of Parliament will tell you that if you want real oratory the preliminary noggin is essential Unless pie eyed you cannot hope to grip I should try the recipe when writing my reviews Maybe they will be as popular as Gussie s speechmaking under the influenceOn a personal level I am most grateful to P G Wodehouse or making me all in love with the English language all over again I eel so lucky to be able to enjoy
HIS PROSE IN THE ORIGINAL CLUB VERNACULAR EVEN ASprose in the original club vernacular even as dive to the dictionary or sedulously diligent in application or attention persevering assiduous or hornswoggleto swindle cheat hoodwink or hoax Even his insults have style inventivity and his short portraits are unrivaled in the Hip Pocket Sleaze: The Lurid World of Vintage Adult Paperbacks field of comedy Uncle Tom who always looked a bit like a pterodactyl with a secret sorrow Tuppy If you can visualize a bulldog which has just been kicked in the ribs and had its dinner sneaked by the cat you will have Hildebrand Glossop as he now stood before me Aunt Dahlia She looked like a tomato strugglingor self expression also the nearest thing to a charging rhinocerosRecurrent jokes that are continued Mookie: Life, Baseball, and the '86 Mets from one story to another are another secret ingredient mixed by Wodehouse into his recipeor success I have already mentioned the wardrobe malfunctions Another example is the reference to the habit of Jeeves to move about silently My private belief as I think I have mentioned before is that Jeeves doesn t have to open doors He s like one of those
birds in India who bung their astral bodies about the chaps I mean who having gone into thin air inin India who bung their astral bodies about the chaps I mean who having gone into thin air in reassemble the parts and appear two minutes later in Calcutta Only some such theory will account or the act that he s not there one moment and is there the next He just seems to Clawback floatrom Spot A to Spot B like some orm of gas or I dismissed Jeeves with a nod and he lickered Sugar in the Raw: Voices of Young Black Girls in America for a moment and was gone Many a spectre would have been less slippy I am sure the author will come with aresh twist on the old jokes Cooking for Company for his next novel and this is one of the reasons I am glad that he was so productive and that I have so many of his novels to enjoy in theutureRecommended as the best remedy Empire of Sin for a sour disposition If you haven t yet read one of Wodehousearces this is a good introduction to his style The 2012 re readGussie Fink Nottle is in love with Madeline Bassett but can t seem to talk to her Madeline Bassett is in love with Gussie Fink Nottle but thinks Bertie Wooster wants to marry her Bertie s cousin Angela was engaged to Tuppy Glossop but they had a bust up over whether or not Angela saw a shark Can Jeeves put them all back together He might have been able to had he and Bertie not had a Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China falling out over Bertie s white mess jacket First off this review will hardly be unbiased My loveor PG Wodehouse is such that if the zombie apocalypse occured and Wodehouse came staggering toward me with a lust My Wife's Affair for brains I would be completely unwilling to shoot himThe secondull length Jeeves and Wooster novel is a big improvement over the Chicken, Chicken, Duck! first The writing is crisper the similes even hilarious and Jeeves and Woosterunction like a well oiled machine Once again the rift between Jeeves and Wooster was used as a plot device effectively than in Thank You JeevesAs usual uotable lines are in abundance As usual I did not write any of them down while I was readingLack of appetite I m as hollow as the Grand CanyonThe exuisite code of politeness of the Woosters prevented me clipping her one on
the ear holeThe strength of the Jeeves and Wooster books is thatear holeThe strength of the Jeeves and Wooster books is that is a bit of a Inspirations fathead and he performs the role admirably in Right ho Jeeves Bertie thinking he could be as good as Jeeves at solving problems Pshaw I say Once things are suitably muddled Jeeves saves the day as he always does I do not consider the previous sentence a spoiler since it happens in every Jeeves bookFunny moments abound many of them centering on a drunken Gussie Fink Nottle Aunt Dahlia is inine orm Tuppy Angela and Madeline Bassett were negligible but still had their moments Right Ho Jeeves the second Jeeves and Wooster novel is a much better read than the irst Wodehouse is the master of the bumbling romantic comedy Four. Ls in the English language Bertie must deal with the Market Snodsbury Grammar School prize giving the broken engagement of his cousin Angela.