Top positive review
26 February 2019
"well," said Harris, reaching his hand out of his glass," we have had a pleasant trip, and my hearty thanks for it to old Father Thames- but I think we did well to chuck it when we did. Here's to Three Men well out of a Boat!"
Three Men In A Boat ~~Jerome K Jerome
Year of Publication ~~~1889
Plot: Story of three overworked friends who decide to holiday boating from Kingston to Oxford and back to Kingston on the river Thames.
George,Harris and Jerome with their dog hired a boat and started their two week journey in which they faced numerous incidents which were challenging but hilarious and breath taking with the sudden disappearance and reappearance of Harris. Their journey in which they exchanged their past experiences,funny incidents of their friends and friends of friends.
My review: There is so much to talk about this book. This book has been ranked #2 in the 50 funniest books ever written. All 4 characters and their attitude is so relatable and are so wonderfully narrated.
It's part comic and part travelogue, which is full of funny stories. Anecdotes in the book are so akin that you may imagine yourself in that particular situation and end up laughing multiple times in a day. Story line is very simple but very intriguing because of the small stories that they exchanged from time to time.
One of the best moment is hypothetical conversation between their dog and a stray cat.
Few highlights from the book which I found very hilarious.
Chapter 3. Uncle Podger tries to put picture on the wall.
Chapter 5. The unreliable weather forecasts.
Chapter 8. When Harris sings a comic song and when 2 young men fooled everybody in a high class party.
Chapter 10. George and Harris got entangled in the canvas and struggles for freedom.
Chapter 13. Sudden and strange disappearance of Harris and a pie .
A hypothetical conversation of their dog and a stray cat.
Chapter 17. Trout story by George and Harris.
All I can say is that..just go for this book. You will enjoy it, cherish it and surprise yourself thinking there are books like these which exist too.