Q: Do you ever go back and reread your own books?
Wodehouse: Oh, yes.
Q: Are you ever surprised by them?
Wodehouse: I'm rather surprised that they're so good.
And there is English humorist P. G. Wodehouse's particular brand of sly chagrin, the playful swatting that populates his oeuvre. I am utterly, thoroughly charmed by Wodehouse, an infatuation that began with Carry On, Jeeves, a collection of 10 short adventures centering on Bertie Wooster and everyone's favorite all-knowing butler, Jeeves. Wodehouse is noted for his light, humorous prose, and sometimes denigrated for being a "popular writer." But my thought is you don't criticize Buster Keaton for not doing King Lear; instead, you watch The General for the 20th time and marvel at the comic genius. The same is true for Wodehouse. These new clothbound editions by Overlook Press are seriously stunning and beg for your book-love.