Friday, October 14, 2016

Book 33 #1947Club | Joy in the Morning (Jeeves and Wooster #8) by P. G. Wodehouse



Joy In The Morning (or Jeeves In The Morning) is one of The Guardian's 100 best novels for a very good reason. From the plot to characterization, it feels like an "unfortunate (yet perfect for the readers) concatenation of circumstances" as Bertie said. I read this book on my phone almost everywhere - on my bed, in the loo, in the car, during my lunch time at work and in every public place possible. I was laughing out loud not caring for the awkward stares from the passers by. There are so many good laughs on every page and hilarious circumstances that poor Bertie faces, of course with our Jeeves to his rescue.

Two paragraphs particularly stood out for me and it also shows the sheer brilliance of the author.

"Up in the morning bright and early at his Long Isalnd home. The bath. The eggs. The cereal. The coffee. The drive to station. The 8:15. The New York Times. The arrival at the Pennsylvania terminus. The morning's work. The lunch. The afternoon's work. The 5:50. The drive from the station. The return home. The shower. The change into something loose. The well-earned dinner. The quiet evening. Bed."

I had goosebumps all over as I was reading these lines as this was my daily schedule while working for Sony Music in New York City almost an year ago.

"Well, you prefect chump', cried Nobby, 'don't you know that that dishes him? Haven't you ever read any detective stories? Ask Lord Peter Wimsey what an alibi amounts to.'
       
'Or Monsieur Poirot', I (Bertie) suggested.


Then again, you also know my love for Agatha Christie's Poirot. I was all smiles and my heart leapt with joy.

If you did not read any Wodehouse novels, then start with Joy In The Morning. You will be pleasantly surprised by a literary mastermind called P.G Wodehouse. Click here to add the book to your Goodreads shelf.

I read this book as a part of 1947 Club Challenge.


1 comment:

  1. Hurrah for including P.G. Wodehouse in the club! He can do very little wrong in my eyes.

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