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Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome
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May 14, 10

bookshelves: british-literature, humor, authors-ij
Read in May, 2006, read count: 1

Connie Willis' To Say Nothing of the Dog inspired me to read Three Men in a Boat, and the Penguin edition I got also has Three Men on the Bummel. The former is the story of a boating trip on the Thames, while in the latter, the three men (without the dog this time) take a bicycling trip through Germany.

Three Men in a Boat is utterly hilarious; I don't often laugh out loud even when I'm reading a funny book, but it seemed as though I laughed on every other page of this one. Three Men on the Bummel isn't quite as funny, but is a worthy sequel, containing a lot of interesting observations on Germany and the Germans. I recommend them both highly, particularly to Wodehouse fans, as a lot of Jerome's turns of phrase reminded me of Wodehouse.
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