1 March 2019 Susannah

Jerome K. Jerome & ‘Three Men in a Boat’

Humour tends to be a very individual thing, but it is generally agreed that Three Men in a Boat is one of the funniest novels ever written.

Have you ever struggled to put up a tent (or perhaps assemble a piece of IKEA furniture)? Have you ever packed a suitcase only to wonder if you really have put in a toothbrush and been forced to take everything out so as to check? Have you ever had a guide desperate to show you something you don’t actually want to see? And have you googled a list of medical symptoms only to discover you are afflicted with many deadly diseases (in fact, discover you have almost all of them except Housemaid’s Knee)? If so, then this is the book for you.

Jerome K. Jerome’s classic is my Book of the Month and I’ve loved revisiting it and writing my Reader’s Guide. I do hope you’ll love this hilarious novel as much as I do. Read more about Jerome K. Jerome’s life and work in my new Book of the Month section.

I always love to hear what you think.

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Comments (2)

  1. lorna Graham

    I first read this book as a teenager and still remember how amusing it was so many years ago. Have you read Connie Willis’s sendup “To Say Nothing Of the Dog”? It’s very clever

    • Susannah Fullerton

      No, I haven’t and will look for it – sounds hilarious!

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