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Jeeves carries on in Sebastian Faulks’ Wodehouse sequel

Jeeves and Wooster trade places in Sebastian Faulks’ Jeeves And The Wedding Bells. Does the book have that sublime style which makes a Wodehouse Wodehouse?

brunch Updated: Dec 30, 2013 16:42 IST
Mignonne Dsouza
Mignonne Dsouza
Hindustan Times
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The Book: Jeeves And The Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks
The Gist: Jeeves and Wooster trade places, he becoming a valet, while Jeeves lords it over him
One-line review: This is like mock meat: it reads like a PG Wodehouse, but ultimately, “Where’s the REAL meat?”
Read it if: You’ve read all the PG Wodehouses there are
Caution: Even Faulks hopes this will send readers back to the originals.
The best line: “I had the strangest feeling that someone had gone to the fuse-box, found the one marked, ‘Wooster, B.’ and yanked it from the wall.”

From HT Brunch, December 29

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First Published: Dec 27, 2013 16:51 IST