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Friday, October 18, 2019

Book Review - Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
My Rating - 3 out of 5 stars
Publisher - BPI India Pvt. Ltd.
Genre - Classic/Humor 
Publishing year - 1890
Language - English 
ISBN - 978935121621-6
Pages - 144



My Review - 

We load our lives with so much extra material that things become even dangerous to balance and we are held slaves of our own materialism, always worried, no time to stand and stare.


Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome is a bestselling classic of all time. It is based on a boat trip taken by three men and a dog. The plot sets in England and the author used different tales of history to make the book more exciting. 

One day George, Harris, and Jerome decide to go on a boat trip on the Thames with their dog, Montmorency. They needed a break from their busy life. In their two weeks voyage, they met new people, face the worst weather, and feels nostalgic often. Whenever something happens in the present, they think about something specific anecdotes from the past that made the story wittier. 

The New Uncle Podger and the Cheese Story are most noticeable; also the incident of Montmorency with cat made me chuckle. At some points, I don't feel the vibe of the book. The version I read has some spelling mistakes. Overall, it is a fast-paced novel where the experiences they had are worth reading. The language is simple, and the end will leave the readers with thoughts where simple things will also make sense after a long detachment. 

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About the author - 

Jerome Klapka Jerome was an English author and humorist best known for the comic travelogue Three Men in a Boat (1889) Jerome began writing this novel after his honeymoon and his wife was replaced by his best friends, George Wingrave (George) and Carl Hentschel (Harris). The book was such a phenomenal success that the number of registered Thames boats went up by 50 percent after it was published. The novel has contributed immensely to the Thames becoming a major tourist attraction. Jerome has inspired and continues to inspire humourists and satirists across the world.

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