Daily Archives: January 17, 2014

*** Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks

Jeeves and the Wedding Bells is a faux, not some undiscovered new installment by P.G. Wodehouse, but a wonderfully done, funny, read-until-midnight faux. And Jeeves and Wooster actually swap roles, with Jeeves becoming the credible, dignified, well-read aristocrat we all knew he would be. Wooster bumbles along, no more astute in a butler’s suit than his usual togs — but his sweetness wins out in the end. A delightful weekend treat, and an occasion to plug Servants, a learned history of butlers and others, and why they, like Jeeves, can be their masters’ superiors in every way but their title.

Leave a comment

Filed under New fiction