June 12, 2003

Carry On, Jeeves, by P.G. Wodehouse

This is yet another book of Jeeves and Wooster stories, old favorites all of them. It's notable for having two unusual stories: the tale of how Jeeves first came to be Bertie Wooster's valet, and a tale (the only one, so far as I know) told from Jeeves' own point of view. I remember when I first read that one--it's funny, but it's also a bit of a shocker. You get to find out what Jeeves really thinks about his employer, and the lengths to which he's willing to go to maintain the status quo. He really doesn't have Bertie's best interests at heart.

Posted by Will Duquette at June 12, 2003 05:05 PM