Wake Up, Sir!: A Novel

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SUNY Press, 2007 - Fiction - 352 pages
14 Reviews
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!
 

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User Review  - Karin7 - LibraryThing

Wake Up, Sir! by Jonathan Ames 1.5 stars, rounded to 2 Although this book got off to a rollicking start and it seemed as though it would be 3 or 4 stars like most of the Wooster and Jeeves books this ... Read full review

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User Review  - shabacus - LibraryThing

A pitch perfect style-parody of P. G. Wodehouse, or more specifically of Bertie Wooster, "Wake Up, Sir!" is a book with a target audience so vanishingly small that it's a wonder it was every published ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
13
Section 3
23
Section 4
31
Section 5
43
Section 6
49
Section 7
57
Section 8
67
Section 21
175
Section 22
185
Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
225
Section 28
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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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 HBOŽ Original Series Bored to Death and has had two amateur boxing matches, fighting as “The Herring Wonder.” For more information visit JonathanAmes.com.

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