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Three Men in a Boat - Jerome K. JeromePositively pythonesque (140 words)
by moronboy - written on 26/09/00, updated on 24/04/05 (Useful, 236 readings)
'Three Men in a Boat' is so funny as to be painful to read. It's great that it got reissued with a modern cover (mine has the one pictured here) because it might get people's blinkers off about it being a classic and just introduce it as a superb work of comic fiction. All of the characters are very well drawn, and the ...
Three Men in a Boat - Jerome K. JeromeJerome K. Jerome - Three Men In A Boat (281 words)
by Alternum - written on 14/08/00, updated on 24/04/05 (Very useful, 486 readings)
A book that can make you laugh out loud is without doubt a very rare, and a very good thing - and this is the only one that I can remember reading that has done so consistently. It is the tale of three young men - the author (J.), George and Harris, together with the dog, Montmorency - who decide, after a bout of sustained hypochondria, to hire a boat and row up the Thames for two weeks, as a way of revitalising themselves. Of course they get into various little scrapes and mishaps - steam launches, locks and cats all get in the way - and these are recounted in such a dry and caustic style that you can't help yourself but laugh. The human characterisations are perfect: we have ...