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5.0 out of 5 stars But is it as funny?
Three Men on the Bummel is a far less well known book than its big brother, the celebrated and beloved classic Three Men in a Boat. Several years have elapsed between novels - indeed to those of us who know and love George, Harris and J it is somewhat startling to find J and Harris married with children. But domestic bliss is starting to cloy, and as the men develop...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Often funny, but not often enough really.
This sequel to Three Men in a Boat only sporadically achieves the joy of its progenitor. The narrator and his pals George and Harris (he says nothing of the dog) polish up their bicycles and go a-roaming through the Black Forest in Germany. Naturally they get into scrapes and adventures, and these are sometimes very funny. Here, gentle fun is poked at the Germans' horror...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Small chuckles, 8 July 2013
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Passed a few hours by the pool,light hearted and tongue in cheek from years gone by.It was an okay short read
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as Three Men in a Boat, 30 Jun. 2013
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Sure it's funny, but it just reads like the extras/bonus disc of a DVD where you watch all the bits of the film that just weren't good enough to make the final cut. I get the sense of that in is book. Similar to 3MiaB, but it recounts the tale of a trip around Germany on bicycles whilst diverting off to tell amusing little tales that have little to do with the plot of the book. And if I hadn't read 3MiaB, I probably would have rated it higher.

In short, it's a bit disappointing. Read 3MaB and leave it at that.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A nice read, 12 May 2013
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This book is unknown to many readers and although it not as novel as the better known Three Men in a Boat it is in the same vain and a good companion and makes me smile on a long journey.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read., 6 April 2013
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This is a very funny book written in typical Jerome K. Jerome style about a cycling journey through the Black Forest in Germany. Recomended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good squel to Three Men in a Boat, 21 Mar. 2013
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If you liked Three Men in a Boat, you'll like this sequel. It's not quite as good as Boat (hence 4 stars) but still a thoroughly enjoyable read with more of the gentle humour and slapstick of Jerome K Jerome
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sorry it is over..., 19 Jan. 2013
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A good chuckle, and better written than "Three men in a boat". Seems quite modern, despite being a century old. Jerome's jobs observations on the German nation are rendered poignant by history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very much one to read, 20 Dec. 2012
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This is just pure fun. I hate modern comedy in all its shallow pointless `it's so bad it must be funny' mentality, in his book comedy just seems to spring out at you when you do not expect it. It is like listening to one of those great dinner party experts who ramble on with a dry tale that has you laughing out loud at completely random parts of the tale. Please do not compare this with 3 men in a boat they are different books, this one actually looks at the culture of the people and makes comments that show a race of people easily influenced without question. I found the book, funny, insightful, and engaging, storytelling, as it should be. You could even ask if it was so easy for the storyteller to see the Germany of the time in this way, then why did others not see the potential risk of the coming years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely funny and a refreshing view of England at it used to be. Nice!!!, 2 Dec. 2012
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Although it is mostly set abroad, this book takes you back to a better time and how England used to look and feel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars !, 12 April 2013
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Who wouldn't be delighted to find the public domain list of FREE classic literature. This is fantastic. All the titles I've always wanted to read and for free - this is my kind of kindle heaven. I love the way they arrive on your kindle, they're so quick, it's like magic. Thank you public domain!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining, 8 Aug. 2013
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A sequel/companion to 3 men in a Boat, this is just as funny. I love the observational humour and the decidedly un-PC comments throughout. It's one of those books you want to read again and again. You will laugh out loud in places. Highly recommended.
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