Right Ho, Jeeves is the perfect book to read if you are feeling slightly dispirited. It is a rollicking, barrel of laughs from start to finish and is sure to put a smile on your face. If, like me you love the TV series, you’ll find the books just as entertaining.
The book is bursting with farcical situations, foolish schemes and some very amusing dialogue between our two favourite characters Bertram Wooster and his butler, Jeeves. Starting with the simple problem of Gussie Fink-Nottle being too nervous to admit his love for Madeline Bassett, Bertie creates a whole confusing mess of matters and causes chaos at his Aunt’s house. Luckily, Jeeves is always around to save the day with a well thought out plan and knowing smile.
I absolutely loved watching Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie in their version of Jeeves and Wooster, they had such good chemistry. Similarly in the book, the interaction between Wooster and his butler are incredibly funny. Bertie is constantly irritated by Jeeves’ “Indeed, sir”s and “very good, sir”s and his ability to lose or ruin his favourite (and awful) new ‘fashionable’ clothes. But what would Bertie do without Jeeves and his wonderful pick-me-ups after a night on the town?
I must not forget the other characters, who really bring the book to life. Aunt Dahlia, in comparison to Bertie’s silly, slow witted character, is sharp and snappy. Her fury at Bertie for bad ideas and uselessness brings out some funny insults and had me laughing out loud. The newt loving Fink-Nottle’s pathetic attempts to woo Madeline Bassett lead to some hilarious scenes and the food loving Tuppy Glossop’s violent rampage was very enjoyable to read.
Right Ho, Jeeves is an easy book to get into, filled with many funny incidents and silly characters. I’m sure my bookshelf will shortly display many more of the series. I can’t wait to read more about Wooster’s world and meet more of his fascinating friends!
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