A Very Short Review of Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

3 men in a boat (1st_ed,_1889)Title: Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)
Author: Jerome K. Jerome
Publisher: J. W. Arrowsmith
Initial Publication: 1889
Genre: Humor

(Digital editions of this book are available free from Amazon and from Project Gutenberg.)

This story relates the mild misadventures of three middle-class men who have decided to spend a fortnight boating on the Thames. The book has no heroes or villains. It is not ‘action packed.’ There is no explicit sex or violence (although they do find a dead girl at one point, but she’s just floating by minding her own business, and her appearance does not delay them long).

You can think of it as a Victorian English travelogue with commentary about the places they pass and the things they observe along the way. I found it delightful. It is witty, lighthearted, and simply pleasure to relax with for a quiet evening’s read.

I highly recommend it.

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Posted on December 13, 2012, in Speculative Fiction and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. Very nice story

  2. I want a little bit more

  3. nice story

  4. i love this story

  5. Really nice story.

  6. i liked it

  7. it’s my fav story….:-)

  8. nice story 🙂

  9. it’s GOOD……..:-)

  10. Nice story and interesting story

  11. MYholiday hw was to read this chapter and I enjoyed my holiday by reading this.

  12. I read this story and really enjoyed it.

  13. interesting.

  14. I love adventure story

  15. I want the story of the three man in a boart

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