Whimsy & Soda

Whimsy Soda WHIMSY SODA is a collection of twelve hilarious short stories featuring the best known and best liked characters of P G Wodehouse s fiction Bertie Wooster and his man Jeeves The included stories are

  • Title: Whimsy & Soda
  • Author: Matthew David Brozik
  • ISBN: 9781520881423
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
  • WHIMSY SODA is a collection of twelve hilarious short stories featuring the best known and best liked characters of P.G Wodehouse s fiction Bertie Wooster and his man, Jeeves The included stories are parodic and not authorized by the Wodehouse Estate In the opening story, By and By, Bertie, Bertie Wooster wakes up one morning to find himself changed in his bWHIMSY SODA is a collection of twelve hilarious short stories featuring the best known and best liked characters of P.G Wodehouse s fiction Bertie Wooster and his man, Jeeves The included stories are parodic and not authorized by the Wodehouse Estate In the opening story, By and By, Bertie, Bertie Wooster wakes up one morning to find himself changed in his bed into a parakeet Shades of Kafka Jeeves takes his annual vacation the agency sends Bertie the only valet it has available, and that valet is a robot, in G.E.V.E Jeeves Your Own Adventure allows the reader to play the role of Jeeves himself In Back to the Wooster, Bertie, while in New York, is persuaded by a stranger to take a quick car ride to the year 1967 And in Jeeves and Wayne, Jeeves helps the Batman begin.

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    1. Whimsy & Soda is a collection of bizarre Jeeves and Wooster pastiches.By and By, Bertie: Bertie wakes up from a bender at the Drones club to find he's a parrot. Can Jeeves return him to normal?The opening tale sets the tone for the collection. Brozik does a great job of capturing Wooster's voice and Jeeves' mannerisms.G.E.V.E.: Jeeves goes on vacation, leaving Bertie in the care of a robot butler. Will Bertie survive without Jeeves to get him out of the soup?G.E.V.E. is a funny little tale. [...]

    2. P.G. Wodehouse’s writing is, in a way, a parody in itself. All that “What ho, Jeeves?” and “Very good, sir.” Wodehouse carefully controls his characters and language; the humor comes from us outside watching Bertie Wooster, a man who never really knows the joke is on him. Wodehouse’s humor never spills over the edge, it’s never campy.So, how do you parody a parody ? How do you pay tribute to (and gently poke fun at) Wodehouse without taking it too far? The same way you brush an all [...]

    3. Just a delight!Always a fan of Wodehouse's stories about Jeeves and his hapless employer Bertie Wooster, I was curious and a little apprehensive when WHIMSY AND SODA appeared in 's free downloads list. Imitating an author's style, while still keeping the writing fresh, is hard, and a near miss would just be painful to read.I'm glad to report that Brozik delivers everything I could have wished for. The prose sounds like Wodehouse, in word choice and in syntax. It sparkles and froths, just like Wo [...]

    4. “Whimsy & Soda” by Matthew David Brozik is a masterful blend of classic British humour and Classic literary greats such as Sherlock Holmes; Alice in Wonderland; The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe; and quite a few other recognizable but thoroughly Wodehoused works which have stood the test of time. Brozik is careful to note on the front cover that this book is “99 and 44/100% Parody”, and not endorsed by the estate of the late P.G. Wodehouse, creator of the inimitable Jeeves, and hi [...]

    5. The literary word is truly a marvelous thing. While more of a science man myself, I always found it fascinating how a master wordsmith might be able to peddle his wares successfully through a book such as this. Again, not as fun as a visit to the science museum or even OzCorp (where incidentally they seem to have developed an insect problem for a spider seemed to take a liking to my palm while I was there a fortnight ago) but fun nonetheless. Enjoy this book over a drink of cold pop and in lew o [...]

    6. Absolutely spot-on imitation of Wodehouse's "voice". This book should've been an official publication of the Wodehouse estate--they were idiots not to have hired this author to carry on his fine tradition! The stories are inventive, lovingly crafted, and perfectly voiced tributes to the original creation. Congratulations on doing Wodehouse proud! Too bad his Estate is such a stick in the mud about the whole thing. I would have loved to been able to gift all my friends and relatives with a paper [...]

    7. This book was very entertaining. I have read several books recently that were of a very serious nature so it was refreshing to read Whimsy & Soda - and laugh. I found two or three errors in the book that should have been caught by the editor, but those errors were minor problems. I was glad once again to have access to an immediate dictionary on my Kindle since my vocabulary does not include some of the British meanings.

    8. Time to Go Back and Read Me WodehouseIt took me awhile to catch on to the device which drove this collection of tales but when I caught on I was intriguedying to guess who Bertie and Jeeves would encounter next. Many of them were favorites of my family when I was growing up.--including the guardian of G___ City. I hope younger readers will be inspired to read Wodehouse and his contemporaries. This book will have done a very good deed if they do.

    9. Great fun. As a hardcore Wodehouse fan, I was expecting to be annoyed by the book, but I was completely won over by Matthew David Brozik's loving -- and hilarious -- mash-ups of Jeeves & Wooster and a parade of modern pop culture references. I particularly enjoyed the Bruce Wayne story.

    10. HilariousVery clever, very funny, loved it!! Will recommend to all my friends and relatives and will look into more titles by this author.

    11. Let me say that I Love Jeeves and Wooster books so I was not sure if I would like this. But oh my this was wonderful. So fun the way the author wrote it. A must read if you are Jeeves fan like me.

    12. Having read all the original Jeeves & Wooster stories, I am delighted to find that Brozik's parodies are spot-on!

    13. This is called "99% Parody", I assume in that it is a parody of Wodehouse's Bertie and Jeeves books, but the originals are already a parody of Edwardian life, so I guess this is a parody of a parody. Each story is a mashup of Bertie & Jeeves with something else (B&J meets Kafka: Bertie becomes a parakeet! B&J meet Winnie the Pooh: Jeeves helps get Christopher Robin out of a tree!), but the original was already so silly that the added elements can't make it much more so. The author tr [...]

    14. Always nice to see Jeeves and Bertie again, but unfortunately it doesn't measure up to the original. A couple of the stories are quite clever, though.

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