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Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome
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I've been operating under the assumption that the modern brand of humor simply didn't exist previous to, say, 1970. (Don't ask me to explain what I mean by 'the modern brand of humor;' I cannot explain it. It is a nebulous thing. Of wonder.)



Fortunately, Jerome K. Jerome's works prove me wrong. Thoroughly. I tried to quietly read this on the subway and couldn't stifle the snorts of laughter. (And the attempt to do so made quite a spectacle, I assure you.)



Despite some slow bits where he describes scenery (Three Men in a Boat) or social customs (Three Men on the Bummel) the books are treasures, with ample laugh-aloud bits for even the most silent of readers.
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