MobileRead Discussion: Three Men in a Boat
#11  ShortNCuddlyAm 08-01-2009, 05:47 PM
I laughed out loud on a few occasions (the train station scene at the start, for one), and giggled audibly an awful lot more. So much of it is told in a very matter-of-fact way, with a somewhat peevish middle-class voice that it makes the situations or the commentary that much more absurd.

Some of the travelogue side of it was interesting, mostly from recognising places described (and exclaiming aloud as I realised he was talking about a staircase in a bookshop in Kingston I've much admired (now, thankfully, free of the blue wallpaper!))

#12  Bluesman7 08-09-2009, 07:57 PM
pilotbob and charliebird pretty much summed up my feelings for this book.

I read it this past weekend and have to say that I rushed through some portions of the second half just so I could finish. I rarely if ever do that.

That said, I did laugh out loud a couple of times drawing looks both from both my wife and my dog.

#13  Sonist 08-17-2009, 02:09 AM
I remember finding it immensely funny when I was perhaps 11 or 12.

I reread it a couple of months ago (thank you zelda_pinwheel!), and, while I did not laugh hysterically, I still rather enjoyed much of it.

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