January 20, 2003

Jeeves in the Offing, by P.G. Wodehouse

This is yet another Bertie Wooster and Jeeves novel, featuring (once again) Bertie's beloved Aunt Dahlia the battleaxe. It's the same old story, naturally--the course of true love doth ne'er run smoothly. What distinguishes this one from the others is the presence of Roberta "Bobbie" Wickham. Wodehouse heroines are infamous for leading their men into danger, but Bobbie Wickham is on a whole 'nother plane. She is an active force for chaos. Falling in love with Bobbie Wickham is likely to lose you your job, your pride, your sanity, and your top hat. I'd not previously seen Bobbie in a full-length novel, and I was glad to renew the acquaintance.

Posted by Will Duquette at January 20, 2003 10:49 PM