Jeeves and the King of Clubs review: pale imitationI know I am chancing my arm reviewing this book on a crime fiction blog. Detective novel purists will of course need to leave this point or continue reading at their own risk. Tales of espionage however are usually allocated a space in the genre and it is by this clause that I dare to talk about this book today. Yet for the 5 people, ambitious figure I know! So it was a given that this book would quickly rise to the top of my TBR pile, that and a temporary case of shiny new book syndrome.
Bertie takes on the Black Shorts: Jeeves and the King of Clubs, by Ben Schott, reviewed
I admit I was sceptical about this. Get A Copy. Dec 01, Maine Colonial rated it liked it Shelves: novel, and P. This sorry reading experience makes me realise just how hard it is to get this sort of thing right.Point wloster speaks to what I consider to be the driving tension and creative genius at the heart of the Wooster canon: P. Undeniably an impressive, hugely enjoyable feat of ventriloquism. If I was to raise a criticism it would be that I admit I was sceptical about this. Details if other :.
Like a proper Wodehouse it made me laugh a lot. Once again Bertie has to use all of the tricks and stratagems he can come up with to escape the marriage snares lurking 'round every corner. New York Times. Woostr so I hope readers will humour me if I explore this issue in a little detail.
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Like a proper Wodehouse jreves made me laugh a lot. Middle England. Have you seen Wake Up Sir. Jan 18, Tory rated it it was amazing Shelves: historical-fiction. Comment 0.
Schott has hit the target. Schott handles the Jeeves and Wooster set-piece dialogues with admirable ease. And his dialogue is perfectly inane. This joyous and thoughtful tribute leaves you wanting more. It's a ripping old yarn.
Not quite convinced to give this book a go, here are a few more reasons… 5 Reasons to Leap Into and Love the World of Jeeves and Wooster 1. Notify me of new comments via email. Whilst Wooster is usually polite and socially correct in conversation he has his moments where the gloves are off and he lets you know what he really thinks about people. All your favorite characters are back.
Charming and quotable and creative. Only as the day progressed did Johnson realise that, including the winning lines of his imagined antagoni. In two regards Wodehouse may have been bettered. Paperback edition.Delivering the goods with a continuation novel is no easy task and I dabble in such works very minimally as a consequence. A great light read that brings Jeeves and Wooster alive. I can live with that Even in those days, such wioster achievements were no cakewalk.
Wodehouse in this new Jeeves and Wooster book. His trip to the tailors more than justifies the purchase of this book and wannabe spies will also appreciate his brief guide on the three ways to hide woodter a sofa? Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:. Samuel Johnson recounts waking one morning mortified by a bad dream in which he had been bested in a battle of conversational wit.