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@Read Book Ý Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves ⚦ A Jeeves and Wooster novelBertie Wooster looks pretty stylish in his new Tyrolean hat or so he thinks others, notably Jeeves, disagree But when Bertie embarks on an errand of mercy to Totleigh Towers, things get quickly out of control and he s going to need all the help Jeeves can provide There are good eggs present, such as Gussie Fink Nottle and the Rev Stinker Pinker But there also is Sir Watkyn Bassett JP enemy of all the Woosters hold dear, to say nothing of his daughter Madeline and Roderick Spode, now raised to the peerage And Major Brabazon Plank, the peppery explorer, who wants to lay Bertie out coldThank goodness for the intervention of Chief Inspector Witherspoon of Scotland Yard but is this gentleman all he seems My first P.G Wodehouse read turned out to be such a hilarious, but also heartwarmingly candid, read The plot is a goofy lark of the most deliciously sophisticated fashion as we follow Bertie Wooster on a ribald, mischievous brush with the quirky, irascible and uproariously loony residents of Totleigh Towers in a new series of misadventures and rescued just in the nick of time by his ever loyal butler, the inimitable Jeeves and makes for an unexpectedly comically thrilling ride, replete with twi My first P.G Wodehouse read turned out to be such a hilarious, but also heartwarmingly candid, read The plot is a goofy lark of the most deliciously sophisticated fashion as we follow Bertie Wooster on a ribald, mischievous brush with the quirky, irascible and uproariously loony residents of Totleigh Towers in a new series of misadventures and rescued just in the nick of time by his ever loyal butler, the inimitable Jeeves and makes for an unexpectedly comically thrilling ride, replete with twists and turns that you don t quite see coming Wodehouse is famed for his always quotable witticisms, penned in his inimitable, unforgettable style of wordplay and this book is crammed between the covers with many a delectable piece of droll wit and clever turn of phrase that needs to be treasured I leave it to the uninitiated to discover all this treasure of beautifully written and always boisterous humour on his or her own Suffice to say that the characters are a hoot, the gags explode without warning and the comedy never flags its pace But what I need to remind to everybody is just how this book, and the rest of Wodehouse work presumably, stands along side with the work of Oscar Wilde, Saki, Evelyn Waugh, Spike Milligan and the bizarre, outrageous and audaciously inventive comedy of Monty Python The humour is not only brilliantly sardonic but also, most ingeniously, straight faced in its punch These are characters who are not putting up a farce but are actually behaving normally, instinctively and this is what makes the lines and shenanigans funnier than usual And this is what is so brilliant about British comedy, as opposed to American comedy which isin your face and unsubtle while its English counterpart workssubtly and stealthily on your mind A recommended comic treat for all Bon appetit One of the earlier books of the series The Code of the Woosters takes place in Totleigh Towers Sufficient to say after Bertie Wooster was done with the place its inhabitants surely realized their lives were excellent provided our hero stays as far from them as possible From his side Bertie was not too crazy about his experience either So it was no wonder that when his pal Stinker Pinker asked him to go there to help with one of his and his fianc e problems Bertie flatly refused However w One of the earlier books of the series The Code of the Woosters takes place in Totleigh Towers Sufficient to say after Bertie Wooster was done with the place its inhabitants surely realized their lives were excellent provided our hero stays as far from them as possible From his side Bertie was not too crazy about his experience either So it was no wonder that when his pal Stinker Pinker asked him to go there to help with one of his and his fianc e problems Bertie flatly refused However when Bertie met his other pal Gussie Fink Nottle he realized he cannot afford not to go Gussie was engaged to Madeline who having had the wrong impression the Bertie was madly in love with her promised him that if even her engagement with Gussie would be broken she marries Bertie The latter did his best to prevent this from ever happening, but this time Madeline became a hardcore vegetarian I guess vegans did not exist at that time in Great Britain and I am envious This was too much for poor Gussie and I completely understand poor guy One anecdote from my personal experience follows, sorry about it My whole life I did not care if I had meat or not for my meal until I had a misfortune to be invited to a vegan party To make a long story short only a great amount of alcohol saved me that time These vegans made me realize life without meat is boring and miserable Coming back to the story Bertie came to Totleigh Towers bringing the usual mayhem with him There were times when I thought even Jeeves would not be able to help poor guy As anybody who read The Code of the Woosters which I mentioned before knows the population of that place consists of colorful and highly amusing characters This time they were all back with the vengeance Two scenes stand up in my mind First the obvious one the reaction of these characters upon seeing Bertie in flesh The second one was Bertie s misadventures with a grandfather s clock when he decided to visit a kitchen at night it also involved this guy below Both made me laugh out loud The rest of the book was quite amusing, but not quite on the level with these two parts Speaking about which they absolutely decided the rating 4 stars as opposed to 3 the rest of the books deserve.Some random observations at the end Bertie was reading a book by Erle Stanley Gardner This in my opinion showed his good taste in books I was unconditionally on Gussie s side in his great debate on vegetarianism As such I was happy with the way things turned out for him at the end On the related note other person got exactly what he was asking for from an earlier book of the series Amen Bertie Wooster is back at Totleigh Towers fighting off the threat of marriage with dippy Madeline Bassett in the charmingly delightful Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves Good ol school chum Gussie Fink Nottle s engagement to Madeline is all that s saving Bertie from a future strapped to a sap A forced vegetarian diet could tip the scales The horror is readily apparent all over newt fancier Fink Nottle s map Stiffy Byng, Stinker Pinker, Sir Watkyn Bassett and a bevy of other recurring characters show u Bertie Wooster is back at Totleigh Towers fighting off the threat of marriage with dippy Madeline Bassett in the charmingly delightful Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves Good ol school chum Gussie Fink Nottle s engagement to Madeline is all that s saving Bertie from a future strapped to a sap A forced vegetarian diet could tip the scales The horror is readily apparent all over newt fancier Fink Nottle s map Stiffy Byng, Stinker Pinker, Sir Watkyn Bassett and a bevy of other recurring characters show up to create the usual havoc that is constantly disturbing Wooster s gay bachelor life Lucky for them they have a Jeeves in their lives to straighten it all out Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves is the same old Wodehouse fare, but evenso In fact, I would go so far as to call this The Code of the Woosters, Part 2 It s got most all of the same characters The plot is not terribly dissimilar It never reaches the quality of Code, but then few of Wodehouse s books do Perhaps there was an aspiration to repeat the success of Code, but Stiff lacks the same panache It meanders It chats Whereas Code got into it, got things moving Stiff also relies somewhat on the reader being familiar with the characters and their past Honestly this book is for people already familiar with the Totleigh Towers world Can Bertie Wooster soothe the angry soul of a fiance forced into veganism Ok, if you re into Wodehouse s Jeeves series, Stiff Upper Lip is not to be missed It s got all the same or most of the same characters as The Code of the Woosters and is almost as funny Now, I read listened to the stories out of order, but it didn t hinder my enjoyment Which is one of the fantastic things about these books you don t need to know anything about anything in the other books to enjoy everything in the Can Bertie Wooster soothe the angry soul of a fiance forced into veganism Ok, if you re into Wodehouse s Jeeves series, Stiff Upper Lip is not to be missed It s got all the same or most of the same characters as The Code of the Woosters and is almost as funny Now, I read listened to the stories out of order, but it didn t hinder my enjoyment Which is one of the fantastic things about these books you don t need to know anything about anything in the other books to enjoy everything in the current book you re reading.Funny is funny.All you need to know is that Bertie is a bit of a cowardly goof and Jeeves is his guardian angel.Jonathan Cecil Narrator he s great Publisher Blackstone Publishing