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Very Funny Classic

  • May 19, 2010
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 I really enjoyed this book! I mean, what is there not to like? Snobby men who suffer from a severe case of hypochondria who believe they can cope with a trip down the Thames in a boat. The storyline is great. The author Jerome K. Jerome is a talented writer who kept me entertained all the way through.

I loved the commentary of the journey. Everything they saw had a story and the recollection of them made me laugh. These men thought they were more superior and their thoughts on the surrounding areas where very entertaining. The synopsis says this book was an instant success and it is easy to see why.

My favourite chapter was probably involving tie-ropes. I loved the idea of girls pulling boats along, and then getting distracted and letting the boats drift into the middle of the river. I laughed at how these men were happy to annoy larger boats and fellow sailors.

I loved these men simply because of their attitudes. They believed they could cope – although they also believed they had life-threatening diseases; and following their story was great fun. This is well worth reading!

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December 22, 2010
This book sounds like a hoot! You should check out Paul's review of it sometime: http://www.lunch.com/cafelibri/reviews/book/..._was_Bill_Bryson_s.html
 
May 19, 2010
Nice review! I thoroughly enjoyed this one as well.
 
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Quick Tip by . December 22, 2010
If you can imagine a Bill Bryson comic travelogue written by someone with turn-of-the-20th-century Victorian sensibilities and a typical laid back yet biting, caustic British sense of humour ... then you have a pretty good handle on what to expect when you read Jerome K Jerome's classic "Three Men in a Boat"!
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
This is pleasant, easy to read book. The best thing about it - full of humor!
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