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Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Book Review : ‘Jeeves and the Wedding Bells' by Sebastian Faulks
To say that I am
reading a PG Wodehouse book, after all these years, would be a little far flung.
But to say, that I was reading a probable imitation of Wodehouse would be
closer to the mark. Of course, Sebastian Faulks, the author calls it a homage to PG Wodehouse.
In 'Jeeves and the Wedding Bells', egad… it’s all there,
the rich families, with their extended relatives, the mansions they live in, the
butlers, footmen, the maids and the cooks. Of course, Jane Austen’s mention in
this book seems, just about right.
Also, present are the
silly plot, and the loves and the lost loves of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, the imperturbable
butler, dishing out his well-honed advice, which is all a part of the plot.
Sebastian Faulks does an
excellent job of this, but we will come back to that later. Going back to the
plot, it is time for Aunt Agatha again, with Wooster, managing the great escape
to Kingston St Giles, in order to help his good friend, Beeching. All this,
while Wooster is trying to get over his latest love, Georgiana Meadowes.
So, Wooster and Jeeves
repair to the mansion, where they have the plan to exchange roles. So, we have Jeeves
making out as Lord Etringham and Wooster as his butler, Wilberforce to complete the
picture. The chaos ensues and we have a love triangle along with the family drama
I missed Wodehouse in
parts, because you have the quintessential humour, but Faulks luckily knows
this and does not attempt it. But the unmistakable wit and humour make their
presence felt. The end is the best, of course, but when it happens there are
times you don’t feel like letting go…
Author: Sebastian Faulks Genre: Fiction Publisher : Penguin Random House Books ISBN : 978-0-099-58897-9 Price : Rs 299/-