Wake Up, Sir! by Jonathan Ames
A Novel

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...Wake Up, Sir! is another matter entirely. For a start, there is the question of style. Jonathan Ames has an almost freakish gift for Wodehousian apercus that PG himself never uttered, as far as I know.
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From the creator of the HBO series Bored to Death, the story of a young alcoholic writer and his personal valet, a hilarious homage to the Bertie and Jeeves novels of P.G. Wodehouse.

Alan Blair, the hero of Wake Up, Sir!, is a young, loony writer with numerous problems of the mental, emotional, sexual, spiritual, and physical variety. He's very good at problems. But luckily for Alan, he has a personal valet named Jeeves, who does his best to sort things out for his troubled master. And Alan does find trouble wherever he goes. He embarks on a perilous and bizarre road journey, his destination being an artists colony in Saratoga Springs. There Alan encounters a gorgeous femme fatale who is in possession of the most spectacular nose in the history of noses. Such a nose can only lead to a wild disaster for someone like Alan, and Jeeves tries to help him, but...well, read the book and find out!
 

About Jonathan Ames

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JONATHAN AMES is the author of I Pass Like Night; The Extra Man; What’s Not to Love?; My Less Than Secret Life; Wake Up, Sir!; I Love You More Than You Know; The Alcoholic; and The Double Life Is Twice As Good. He’s the creator of the HBO® Original Series Bored to Death and has had two amateur boxing matches, fighting as “The Herring Wonder.” For more information visit www.jonathanames.com.
 
Published November 1, 2007 by Scribner. 356 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Nicholas Lezard on May 26 2015

...Wake Up, Sir! is another matter entirely. For a start, there is the question of style. Jonathan Ames has an almost freakish gift for Wodehousian apercus that PG himself never uttered, as far as I know.

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