Book :: Three Men in a Boat

Three Men in a Boat
By: Jerome K. Jerome
Pages: 288
Published: 1889
Genre(s): Humor
Rating: (7)


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Polilla-Lynn Polilla-Lynn

If you enjoy British humour you will enjoy these nineteen chapters about funny situations of friends one summer.

Oct 16th, 2019

forline forline

I read this on a Mediterranean cruise---it was in the ship's library along with other "sea/ship" related books. I read all of them and had a thoroughly wonderful time!

Feb 19th, 2018

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Jan 23rd, 2017

red13x red13x

Not a bad little book, it certainly raised a few smiles as I read it. It's very different from a lot of other books I've read from this period.

Jan 10th, 2017

Caro60 Caro60

The humour of three men in a boat borders on the slapstick and whilst genuinely amusing became a bit too predictable at times. I found the interspersement of the travel tales between the anecdotes didn't work for me as you cut from the very light hearted to an almost Lonely Planet style commentary. Having said this, I think this is a book that I need to reread again - I suspect there is much that I missed.

Sep 2nd, 2014

Tejas Nair Tejas Nair

It is a humorous take on travel, with some of the most witty sentences I have read of the 19th century literature. Jerome was, of course, a genius when it came to word composition, as is evident from this comedy novel.

Aug 28th, 2014

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Jan 22nd, 2014

Three Men in a Boat appears on these lists...

33rd on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian