Wednesday, July 29, 2009

P.G. Wodehouse: Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves; Jeeves in the Offing; Jeeves Takes Charge; Carry On, Jeeves

When I picked up this lot (in June I think, ahem) I immediately started to feel suspicious. I had only read one of these short story collections, remember, yet the illustrations on the covers of this new lot of books seemed to be about stories in that first one. And hey ho, suspicions confirmed: some idiot at Vintage press sometime or other thought it a great idea to print Wodehouse collections with the same story featured more than once, i.e. in more than one of the books. So you carry home books that are worth say 30 stories but you get 20, the same 20 mixed up in different constellations.

Eejits. It's a nice pleasant read alright but I won't be (unless I really really have to) borrowing books from this particular edition series any more.


bani's li'l sis said...

I love P.G. Wodehouse! I used to read him all the time when I was younger and was a regular visitor at the library. I enjoy some of his non-Jeeves and Wooster stuff a little more though; you should try them too. Can't come up with any titles at the mo' though, sorry!

bani said...

I didn't know this?! I'll borrow some stand-alones then!