The Jeeves Omnibus #5 (Jeeves Omnibus #5.3) ★★★★☆


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Title: The Jeeves Omnibus #5
Series: Jeeves Omnibus #5.3
Author: PG Wodehouse
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Genre: Humor
Pages: 120
Words: 43K



Synopsis:

A trio of short stories consisting of:

Extricating Young Gussie

Jeeves Makes An Omelette

Jeeves and the Greasy Bird

My Thoughts:

This was a fitting end to the Jeeves and Wooster Omnibus series. While each of the short stories had been published before, they had never been published in one volume.

Nothing spectacular but at the same time I think the short story format works best for the Jeeves and Wooster stories. There’s only so much Bertie Wooster one can stomach in one go and short stories allow one to dash in for a bite, then skip out again until one is hungry for another bite. Whereas a novel forces you to sit down at the monstrously huge mahogany table with the Edwardian chairs and dine on each course as they are served to one. That is great if Chef Anatole is doing the cooking, but if it’s Chef Boyardee, well, that’s a different matter altogether!

I started this Jeeves Omnibus read back in April of 2018 with Thank You, Jeeves. Here I am now, 2 ½ years later, finishing things up. I have loved reading this and looked forward to them each time. Some were definitely better or worse than others but I never regretted my time reading these.

Given the nature of this series, if I ever choose to do a re-read, I suspect I’ll only re-read the stories that got 4stars from me. But who knows? Wodehouse tickles my funny bone and very few authors can do that as consistently as he has done.

So let’s give 3 cheers for Jeeves and Wooster, give a hearty “What Ho” to their antics and then have some tea to cool ourselves off from all that exertion. Pip, pip, cheerio and God save the Queen, govnah!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

22 thoughts on “The Jeeves Omnibus #5 (Jeeves Omnibus #5.3) ★★★★☆

    1. I’ll be James Bond before you know it! well, JB in disguise as a homeless person in London maybe.

      But who is this Higgins fellow? Does he have secret level clearance to be throwing stones at the crows on our secret base?

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        1. Don’t you just hate it when you have to explain something? I’ve never seen that movie, just read the book in highschool, so I’m afraid the reference flew right over my head.
          Well, it kicked me in the head as it flew over, because I got Henry Higgins mixed up with Henry Huggins, the character created by Beverly Cleary in the 1950’s, but since they share nothing beyond the name “Henry”, there is just no intersection.

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  1. Sometimes, Jeeves and Bertie are just the ticket. They saved my sanity, once, during a very stressful season of life. But, yes, they are the literary equivalent of cotton candy.

    Also … shout-out to Henry Huggins, Otis Spofford, Ellen Tibbits, and the Quimby girls! And Ribsy!

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    1. That is an excellent analogy. Perfectly sweet but no substance and easily overdosed on 😀 But still delicious!

      Read that back and forth, did you? Sometimes I wonder if anyone else notices. So thanks 🙂

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