Ten questions I had when I read the book:
1. How bumbling, thick-headed can you get? It seems plenty, when you are a Wooster.
2. As an adult, can you be scared of your aunt(s)? Yes definitely, when they are as ferocious as Aunt Dahlia (don’t go by the gentle name).
3. Can your incompetence and general inability to understand the world be balanced ever? Of course, if you have a valent par excellence, ‘The Inimitable Jeeves’.
4. Can you have weirdly named friends who act even weirder, also having a super sentimental fiancée? Gussie Fink-Nottle firs the bill.
5. Why does a cow-creamer hold milk during an elaborate English tea? Conversely, how do you feel about putting cream in your tea or even coffee? Ugh? That’s why Bertie was assigned the task of ‘sneering’ at a cow-creamer to bring down its price sneakily. The things aunts asign us!
6. Do people seal helmets from constables merely to impress others? Yes, apparently it’s a thing.
7. Do valets and Butlers keep a record of their employers’ foibles? You bet they do. It’s called a club book. One needs courage to read honest appraisals of oneself from one’s supposedly devoted employee and confidante.
8. Imposters, cross connections, petty thievery, lying and unable to tell the girl that he cannot marry her because chivalry forbids it, how much more confusing and funnier could it get?
9. Can one do a satirical parody of those in power and get away without censorship? Yes in the last century, sometimes you could if you were clever enough to disguise people well.
10. Can a book published nearly a 100 years ago (published in 1938) still capture a reader’s interest? Of course, it’s considered one of P.G. Wodehouse’s best books to date.
If you have read this book or any other by P.G. Wodehouse, do you have any questions regarding the plots, themes and style?
All this month I am talking about books for #BlogchatterA2Z.