Three Men in a Boat
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the members have spoken: Three Men in a Boat will be our first group read. if it goes well, we can read other books together and see what we learn.
so, again, the point of our reading a book together is so we can all learn how to extract appeal factors from a text, and learn how to discuss books in a way that is relevant to a readers' advisory scenario.
the deadline for finishing the book is june 1st.
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I can't reproduce it all here, but one of my favorite scenes was that in which the narrator describes his loathing for stea...more
‘Three Men in a Boat’ is an amusing account of three friends-Jerome(whom I’m in love with),Harris and George and of course their dog Montmorency; while on a little boating expedition. The three of them concur of being overworked and tired of the daily humdrum, are in a dire need of a vacation. After weighing options of a country trip and a sea voyage they settle down on a boat ride...more
As Three Men in a Boat opens, J. airs out his various ailments with his fellow invalids (re: closest friends), George and William Samuel Harris, and with his canine companion, Montmorency. According to a book J. discovered in a library, he is a veritable hospital packed with every disease known to mankind—with the notable exception of housemaid's knee, much to his chagrin. As a remedy, the gents decide to head out on the River Thames for a fortnight's wor...more
The "slightly" longer review - This gem of a book is laugh-out loud from start to finish. JKJ reminds you of P.G Wodehouse a bit, in his style of writing (I know JKJ was before Wodehouse, but I read the latter's works...more
Angļu humorists un dramaturgs Džeroms K. Džeroms (1859-1927) pasaules slavu ieguva ar ceļojumu romānu "Trīs vīri laivā" (1889). Autora darbs ir aktuāls, jo mūsdienās lielākā daļa pasaules iedzīvotāju labprātāk lasa g...more
It was back in the late nineteen-hundreds, and we were a college cadre of Dungeons & Dragons players who had a great campaign going. "Spontaneous Combustion" we called ourselves, because of our habit of blowing things up at any opportunity. Not a weekend would go by that we didn't burn, destroy, incinerate or otherwise defile something in our i...more
There is so much going on, so much jumping around that it (occassionally)is hard to keep track of where you are (in the main story or in a tangent...). So there were probably things I missed, and I may go back and read it later, because it was truly well-written and very engrossin...more
Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), published in 1889, is a humorous account by Jerome K. Jerome of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford.
The book was intended initially to be a serious travel guide, with accounts of local history of places along the route, but the humorous elements eventually took over, to the point where the serious and somewhat sentimental passages now seem like an unnecessary distraction to the essentially comic novel...more
Like the name of the book suggests - three men in a boat (to say nothing of the dog) - it is the story of three men - or rather, crazy men - with a dog on a boat, in Thames. They flow along the river and there are many interest bits of fact and history of the towns along the river. The travel is only just a part of the story. The best part of the story is the recollections of the funny incident author experienced in his life...
Jerome is the most ridiculous, I've read, so fa...more
For some reason I'd always thought this was an American book and when Darren recommended it to me (by way of putting it in my Christmas stocking, always a good way to recommend books!) I was surprised to find that the boat in question, and the three men in it, are on a voyage up the Thames to Oxford.
For a book that was written 113 years ago in 1889 it's stunningly readable today and it's definitely well worth a read. Short episodic chapters mean that it's the kind of book that you can keep pick...more
Note: This was a book that I re...more
Three Men in a Boat may be one of the best known classics of English language humour, but bits of it have dated quite seriously. The novel tells the story of a short holiday taken by three bachelors (and a dog), rowing a boat up the Thames from Kingston to Oxford and is part commentary on the ludicrous misadventures which are part of the trip and part parody of Victorian travelogues. It is the second aspect which has dated; modern travel writ...more
I really was pleasantly surprised. In trying to explain it to a friend I realised that there is no plot to speak of and nothing really happens for the entir...more
I have never laughed till tears have started rolling, or maybe stomach starts aching, but by God this novel brought me close, too close. There is only one reason one can hate it, and that is if the person does not like humor or came looking for a serious read. This book has a British air about it, it smells British, so anyone who is incompatible with the trademark dry, in your face British humor, steer clear of it.
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Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog),[Note 1] published in 1889, is a humorous account by...more
It might be worth knowing a bit more about this book's history. I know that it was begun as a travelogue, and there are clear signs of that throughout in the book's descriptions of points a...more
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