Books - Review


Showing all books by: P.G. Wodehouse

The Heart of a Goof
9 short stories, related by the Oldest Member, reflecting on the perils of golf, life, and love.
Very good, pretty funny, especially as most of his characters are a similar standard of golf as I am.
Score: 7.5
Published: 1926
Read: October 3rd 2007

A Damsel in Distress
Maud thinks she's in love with Geoffrey and recruits George (the rich songwriter) to help her get in touch with him as her snooty family consider Geoffrey beneath her. But George falls for Maud from the first time she jumps unannounced into his taxi to escape her irritating brother. But Geoffrey turns out to be an idiot and the snooty family don't object so much to George as at least he's rich. Phew.
OK I guess, lots of quite funny shenanigans with the servants having a sweepstake, and even a few funny golf references.
Score: 7
Published: 1919
Read: December 15th 2007

Right Ho, Jeeves
Bertie and Jeeves head off to Aunt Dahlia's in order to try and patch up things between Angela and Tuppy and also drippy Madeline and Gussie Fink-Nottle, the newt-fancier. Bertie reckons his scheme(s) will work better than Jeeves, but disaster ensues with everyone getting engaged to the wrong person and Jeeves has to step in...
Quite entertaining, but I think the Blandings books are better.
Score: 7
Published: 1934
Read: January 16th 2009

Joy in the Morning
Bertie Wooster and Jeeves head into the Sussex countryside to intervene in something or other, help one couple to get permission to marry, avoid the perils of schoolboy Edwin and generally cause mayhem. Jeeves (spoiler alert) saves the day.
OK, quite funny in the usual way,
Score: 7
Published: 1947
Read: November 15th 2018