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Carry on, Jeeves

Carry on, Jeeves - P.G. Wodehouse Only 3 stars? So did I like it? Oh I say, rather! And yet...

Carry on, Jeeves has all of the wonderful Wodehouseisms I've come to know and love: bumbling Bertie Wooster and his genius of a gentleman's gentleman Jeeves; colorful characters galore like Bingo Little and Sir Roderick Glossop; poor sods getting themselves in a fix with the put-upon Bertie having to extract them time and again. So what's wrong? Well, this is a collection of stories as opposed to the one, cohesive novella-sized story I prefer. The one-off short stories deliver a punch, but to watch the long-haul battle that the Wooster/Jeeves team must endure is to see Wodehouse float like a butterfly and sting like a bee...while Bertie hilariously flounders about like a half-drowned fish. The humor has a chance to breath and stretch its leg, and so you get that long-distance set up and knockdown, the sort that jiggle my giggle-bone.