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Jeeves And The Tie That Binds (utgåvan 2000)

av P.G. Wodehouse (Författare)

Serier: Jeeves (13)

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A Jeeves and Wooster novelJust as Bertie Wooster is a member of the Drones Club, Jeeves has a club of his own, the Junior Ganymede, exclusively for butlers and gentlemen's gentlemen. In its inner sanctum is kept the Book of Revelations, where the less than perfect habits of their employers are lovingly recorded. The book is, of course, pure dynamite. So what happens when it disappears into potentially hostile hands?Tossed about in the resulting whirlwind you'll find lots of Wodehouse's favourite characters - and a welcome return to Market Snodsbury, in the middle of one of the most chaotic elections of modern times.… (mer)
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Titel:Jeeves And The Tie That Binds
Författare:P.G. Wodehouse (Författare)
Info:Touchstone (2000), 208 pages
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Several crises coalesce around Bertie Wooster as he visits his Aunt Dahlia at Market Snodsbury. Weddings are threatened, Spode threatens, and there are wealthy houseguests to fleece. ( )
  Pferdina | Nov 22, 2020 |
Really very good fun. The last decade of Wodehouse's career is patchier than the rest, which is unsurprising given he wrote nigh-on 100 books, was pushing 100 years old, and was a half century out of the era he was writing about - not to mention he hadn't lived in England since the 1930s! These factors make for some works that either feel stodgy, archaic, or just plain "quaint". But this is a great little novel, clocking in at 200 pages, and running through a breezy plot that feels rather like a highlight reel of previous Jeeves and Wooster volumes.

True, there's nothing original here; this plot really is everything we've seen before, as if Wodehouse was trying to reunite as many characters as possible in case this was the final novel in the series. And there are occasions, I must admit, when gags are tirelessly repeated. Still, Wodehouse's comic voice is in healthy form, with lines that make the reader burst out laughing and none of the odd anachronisms that, although at their best feel like clever attempts to challenge form, often came to seem like the struggles of an author yoked forever to a formula.

The farce isn't quite as heightened or as clockwork-perfect as in the golden era, but you'd be forgiven for thinking this had been written at least 20 years earlier in his life. ( )
  therebelprince | Nov 15, 2020 |
I was expecting this to be funnier than it was. I found most of the story inane. Jeeves was obviously the stereotypical intelligent butler to a less intelligent employer. The plotlines were convoluted and Jeeves's connection to everything was ridiculous most of the time. Most of the characters were unlikeable. However, I'm willing to give the series another try because I've heard such positive things about it. ( )
  jguidry | Sep 27, 2020 |
This review is written with a GPL 4.0 license and the rights contained therein shall supersede all TOS by any and all websites in regards to copying and sharing without proper authorization and permissions. Crossposted at WordPress, Blogspot & Librarything by Bookstooge’s Exalted Permission

Title: Much Obliged, Jeeves
Series: Jeeves Omnibus #5.1
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Genre: Humor
Pages: 256
Words: 40K

Synopsis:


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Jeeves types a report of Bertie's latest misadventures for the club book of the Junior Ganymede Club, in which the club's members are required to record information about their employers, to inform those seeking employment about potential employers. Bertie worries that his embarrassing information will fall into the hands of his judgmental Aunt Agatha and asks Jeeves to destroy the pages about him, but Jeeves asserts that the book is secure and refuses to defy the rules of his club.

An old school friend of Bertie's, Ginger Winship, is standing for the House of Commons in a by-election at Market Snodsbury, near the home of Bertie's Aunt Dahlia, Brinkley Court, on the wishes of his strict fiancée. Aunt Dahlia persuades Bertie to come to Brinkley to assist in the canvassing. Before departing, Bertie has drinks with Jeeves at the Junior Ganymede. They discuss how Ginger's chances for election will be hurt if the public learns about his rowdy past (mild by Bertie's standards but potentially offensive to the traditional rural populace of Market Snodsbury). At the club, they see an uncouth ex-valet that Bertie once employed, Bingley, who greets Jeeves in an overly familiar fashion, calling him "Reggie".[4]

At Brinkley, he discovers Ginger's fiancée is the overbearing Florence Craye, who has previously been betrothed to several people, including Bertie. Florence mistakenly believes that Bertie still wants to marry her, and Bertie's personal code prevents him from telling her otherwise. The intimidating Roderick Spode, 8th Earl of Sidcup has come to deliver speeches for Ginger, and he has brought his fiancée, Madeline Bassett. Like Florence, Madeline thinks Bertie wants to marry her and Bertie is too polite to correct her.

Also present is L. P. Runkle, a financier and collector, who is visiting Brinkley to sell a silver porringer worth nine thousand pounds to Bertie's uncle Tom Travers (who has fled Brinkley Court to avoid the guests). Runkle was the employer of the late father of Bertie's friend Tuppy Glossop, and profited from Tuppy's father's invention, leaving little for Tuppy and his father. Dahlia wants to soften up Runkle and get him to pay Tuppy his due so Tuppy can finally marry his fiancée, Angela, Aunt Dahlia's daughter.

Ginger's chances for election (and thus his engagement to Florence) are threatened by Bingley, who has purloined the Junior Ganymede club book. Bingley intends to sell its pages about Ginger to his opponent or to the local newspaper. To prevent this, Jeeves pays Bingley a social visit, taking the opportunity to slip him a Mickey Finn and recover the book.

Surprisingly, this does not please Ginger. After disappointing Florence in his performance at the Council meeting, he no longer wants to marry her, and has fallen in love with his secretary, Magnolia Glendennon. Like Bertie, Ginger is prevented by his personal code from telling a woman he does not want to marry her. To spur Florence to break the engagement, Ginger wants the local newspaper to print the club book's pages about him, but Jeeves is unwilling to part with the book. Meanwhile, Spode is entranced by the reception he is getting at his speeches for Ginger, and thinks of renouncing his title and running for the Commons himself. This upsets Madeline, who wants to become a Countess. Madeline considers marrying Bertie instead of Spode.

Aunt Dahlia, failing to convince Runkle to give Tuppy any money, has stolen the silver porringer he wished to sell to Tom. Bertie tries to return the porringer, but is caught, and hides the object in his bureau drawer. At the candidate debate, Ginger, following Jeeves's advice, endorses his opponent and resigns the race. Havoc ensues between the opposing sides, and those present, including Spode and Florence, are pelted with produce. Florence breaks her engagement with Ginger, and he promptly elopes with Magnolia.

Bingley (in Runkle's employ) discovers the missing porringer in Bertie's drawer, and Runkle accuses Bertie of the theft. While Bertie faces jail time, this has the positive effect of keeping Florence from trying to marry Bertie. Spode realises he would prefer to stay in the produce-free House of Lords and chooses to keep his title. He and Madeline reconcile.

Finally, Jeeves reveals secrets about Runkle written about him by Bingley in the club book, preventing him from pressing charges against Bertie, and also forcing him to give Tuppy his legacy. Noting that Bingley was able to steal the club book, Bertie again asks Jeeves to destroy the eighteen pages that Jeeves wrote about Bertie. Jeeves states that he has already done so.

My Thoughts:

I don't know what it was, but while this was still quite enjoyable, the “zest” seemed not to be there for me. Part of that is because I watched the BBC production with Frye and Laurie and the final episode took a lot of the story from this book, so everything wasn't all shiny and new. I also am wondering if Wodehouse was simply running out of steam for this Dynamic Duo. This is the 13th book in the series for goodness sake.

There was no chortling on my end. A slightly raised eyebrow and a quirk of the lip were about the limits my expressions of joy and delight while reading this. I felt very Jeeve'ish.

The lesson I learned from this? If there is a movie/tv version of a book, read the bleeding book first so you don't ruin it for yourself with the boobtube version. Once you've read the books, then I HIGHLY recommend the Frye & Laurie rendition of Jeeves & Wooster.

★★★☆½ ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Aug 18, 2020 |
Sigh! Cannons to the left of me, cannons to the right, cannons in front of me volleyed and thundered! What am I to do? Perhaps this would be the propitious time to put down the Tolstoy, reshelf the Flaubert, leave Faulkner for another day, and settle in for a Bertie Wooster novel, the young, befuddled English lad who is helped through life by his intrepid butler Jeeves. With his deft hand with the language and his erudition, author PG Wodehouse is the very writer to set things right. And a note to all of you: I had no idea that this author's last name, Wodehouse (rhymes with Roadhouse?) is actually pronounced Wood House! Yes, the USA and Britain are two countries divided by a common language: do not get me started at a nation with a square called Leicester that is pronounced 'Lester!' Impossible! Or, how about Gloucester, rhyming with 'Roster?' And the River Thames? Yes, you guessed: they say 'Tems,' as in Depends (possibly with the adult diaper in mind)? I give up! Instead, I allow Bertie (and his clown car companions Toby Glossop, Catsmeat Potter Pirbright, and Gussie Finknottle ("As for Gussie, many an experienced undertaker would have been deceived by his appearance and started embalming on sight.") to carry the day, as he enters the political realm to help his mate win a hotly contested seat in Parliament. And as I settle in to follow his story, I already have a delicious sense of a disaster in the making! (Or as he views his upcoming fiasco, Bertie is heard to say, "I hadn't the heart to touch my breakfast. I told Jeeves to drink it himself.") A well-played literary choice on my part; now, another 89 novels to go! ( )
  larryking1 | Aug 4, 2020 |
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As I slid into my chair at the breakfast table and started to deal with the toothsome eggs and bacon which Jeeves had given of his plenty, I was conscious of a strange exhilaration, if I've got the word right.
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Again I was compelled to pause and remind myself that an English gentleman does not slosh a sitting redhead, no matter what the provocation.  (Bertie Wooster, Chap. 8)
“Don't tell me she wants me to present the prizes at Market Snodbury Grammar School like Gussie?”

He was alluding to a mutual friend of ours name of Gussie Fink-Nottle, who, hounded by the aged relative into undertaking this task in the previous summer, had got pickled to the gills and made an outstanding exhibition of himself, setting up a mark at which all future orators would shoot in vain.  (Chap. 9)
She greeted me with one of those piercing view-halloos which she had picked up on the hunting field in those days when she had been an energetic chivvier of the British fox.   It sounded like a gas explosion and went through me from stem to stern.  I've never hunted, myself, but I understand that half the battle is being able to make noises like some jungle animal with dyspepsia, and I believe that Aunt Dahlia in her prime could lift fellow members of the Quorn and Pytchley out of their saddles with a single yip, though separated from them by two plowed fields and a stretch of woodland. (Chap. 12)
Aunt Dahlia's eye, while not in the same class as that of my Aunt Agatha, who is know to devour her young and conduct human sacrifices at the full moon, has lots of authority.  (Chap. 12)
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A Jeeves and Wooster novelJust as Bertie Wooster is a member of the Drones Club, Jeeves has a club of his own, the Junior Ganymede, exclusively for butlers and gentlemen's gentlemen. In its inner sanctum is kept the Book of Revelations, where the less than perfect habits of their employers are lovingly recorded. The book is, of course, pure dynamite. So what happens when it disappears into potentially hostile hands?Tossed about in the resulting whirlwind you'll find lots of Wodehouse's favourite characters - and a welcome return to Market Snodsbury, in the middle of one of the most chaotic elections of modern times.

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