Originally Posted by epa
I haven't read Wodehouse for maybe 25 years, and at that time I was not able to appreciate things I guess I would appreciate today. I will certainly re-read some of his books. Suggestions?
By the way, and that is funny, although I cannot remember almost anything of what I read of Wodehouse, I think that he has had a severe impact on my way of dressing: I recall a phrase like "Gentlemen don't wear brown", and for years I did not consider getting a brown suit... Now, I recently decided to give it a try and had one made (very dark brown, subtle stripes, Dormeuil cloth), and at present it is clearly my favourite one.
Funny, I've started to read 'Life with Jeeves' recently and couldn't make it past page 50. I know Wodehouse is a sacred cow of sorts, but to get to the really funny tidbits you have to traverse a lot of tiresome and naive storylines. I would say, buy the DVDs instead. The adaptation is supebr and they've done a good job of weeding out the 'filler' stuff.