A very funny little book, though its style takes a little getting used to. Once the cadence can be established, it is a charming story. A very quick read, but it'll bring a smile to your face.
A delightful period book, 1889. I read it a 2-3 pages at a time and thoroughly enjoyed it. The book is basically a long string of very short stories, strung together one after another with the common thread of 3 men who take a cruise down the Thames - to say nothing of the dog.
Love this one! A combination of humor (British so very fun), historical information, and just lyrical writing.
His descriptions are beautiful; the humor is typical British; and the historical information is presented in a way that is informative and not at all boring.
What a fun book!
Hilarious book and even though it was written in the Victorian era, the characters were still really relatable!
A little uneven, but there's plenty to giggle at, and it's even funnier when read aloud. My favorite incidents are "A victim to one hundred and seven fatal maladies"; "Awful behavior of Montmorency"; "Innocence of Southern Western Officials concerning such worldly things as trains"; "A trying time for the English nation"; and "A fishy story."
Such a funny little book. Jerome puts me in mind of a British Mark Twain. If it weren't for how respectful everyone seems, it could have been written in this century. I loved his little jabs at his friends as they were also pointed self-deprecating humor, leaving no one off the list - to say nothing of the dog! No wonder it has never gone out of print. Delightful.
Since this book was an influence on Connie Willis' fabulous and funny novel, I figured I should read it and see what she was getting at.
It's a short, comic Victorian novel. The humor is based on the fact that none of the events of the book are of any importance whatsoever, but that the narrator makes every little thing out to be practically an incident from a heroic epic.
It's very short, and it is funny - but I think it's good that it's short, because I don't think that it could have been sustained much longer.
(Willis is funnier.)
Dry English kind of humor - tounge in cheek. I think its funny, but might not be for everyone.
Originally published in 1889, Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome is still a laugh out loud funny book that reminds me of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Three friends George, Harris and the narrator J (and their dog Montmorency) take a vacation down the Thames river and manage to bring into that adventure a little bit of everything about their time and place. They kept me laughing!
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