It's been ages since I picked up a P G Wodehouse book to read. It must be in school that I read Thank You Jeeves and I remember it wasn't the easiest reads then. First of all, it's British humour and many of the similes can seem alien, so it was a mini-struggle to get through it. I did finish it, but didn't pick up another one, until very recently. Call it a childhood mental block.
Nevertheless, I've been wanting to include some light reading every now and then between serious reviewing - that includes reading Harry Potter -Book 4 by the way. So I attempted Wodehouse this weekend and read 'Very Good Jeeves' . I must say I found it immensely enjoyable - though I still think a certain concentration is required, because every line has a hidden detail that leads to the comic plot.
That said, Wodehouse is incredibly light in content, one that harkens back to the aristocratic excess and leisure of the Edwardian society...where characters don't have to worry beyond choosing between muffins or cucumber sandwiches for breakfast and splitting hair over which scenic spot to spend their summer vacations at. The charm lies precisely in the fact that this world is so far removed from our stressed times. And yes, there is the word-play, vocabulary and delightful turn of phrases that should warm any literary enthusiast's heart.