Monday, September 26, 2005

Finished reading Ring for Jeeves. I have reading a lot of Jeeves and Wooster books lately, this was a change. There was Jeeves in the book alright but they goofy bertie wooster was missing and it was a refreshing change.

Many people have complained that Wodehouse tends to repeat a lot of things in his stories. I do agree with that, he does repeat some incidents exactly in the same manner in many of his stories because he is reffering to the same incident. Also, in many cases its just his style that make his stories seem very similar and of couse in some cases a couple of phrases and analogies are copied as they are.

In Ring for Jeeves, I didn't find many such repeatation because the whole case was new (except Jeeves of course and a few references to Bertie). One of the paragraphs that I have read earlier is here :

Widowed owing to Clifton Bessemer trying to drive his car one night through a truck instead of round it, and two years later meeting in Paris and marrying the millionaire sportsman and big game hunter, A. B. Spottsworth, she was almost immediately widowed again.

It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had cause A.B. Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought that lion was dead, and the lion thought it wasn't.

I liked the "confusion of ideas" stuff a lot..

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