I am DETERMINED to get these last few reviews up before the beginning of the new year. DETERMINED. So!
199. Mike and Psmith – P.G. Wodehouse *
ebook / public domain / read Nov. 22-23, 2012 / Project Gutenberg
Yay: much funnier the second time around, maybe because I was in a better mood? I didn’t even mind the huge cricket game at the end.
Nay: reading about the trials and tribulations of upper class white boys can be kinda MEH if you’re in the wrong mood.
Verdict: it’s Wodehouse! Maybe the plot isn’t as interesting as in his Jeeves and Wooster books, but the humor is the same. Psmith is basically a baby Jeeves (only one destined to become something other than valet).
202. Psmith in the City – P.G. Wodehouse *
ebook / public domain / read Dec. 8, 2012 / Project Gutenberg
Yay: Psmith is much more wordy in this book, and some of his speeches are v. funny. Loved how he tormented his unwanted bank boss.
Nay: jealous over how swank and easy that bank job IS! And Mike/Psmith threw it away for cricket and larking about. Oh well.
Verdict: better than the first book, especially if you didn’t like the cricket bits in Mike and Psmith.
205. Psmith, Journalist – P.G. Wodehouse e
ebook / public domain / read Dec. 16-17, 2012 / Project Gutenberg
Yay: Psmith actually working towards something that doesn’t have anything to do with cricket or lol! That’s kinda neat. Also it’s actually got some thrills and intrigue, what with the gangs and shootings and whatnot.
Nay: Not as funny, overall? idk. Mike was gone for most of the book, and when he WAS there he mostly didn’t do much. Without Mike as a foil Psmith comes off as annoying, sometimes. Also, just realized how there’s no female characters, however. Even the female journalist sends her husband to complain instead of going herself. The first two books have female characters (not big ones, but still), but I don’t think this one even has a sister running around.
Verdict: The ending was AMAZING. Not my favorite Psmith book, but definitely still enjoyable.