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A hidden gem!,
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This review is from: The Ascent Of Rum Doodle (Paperback)
In my humble opinion, no funnier book than "Three Men in a Boat" has ever been written, but for anyone who appreciates that kind of humour this is a pretty close second (hence only 4 stars..a bit unfair perhaps).
The brilliance of the writing is that the main running joke, i.e. the withering contempt of the rest of the team for their leader, "Binder", is obvious to all except Binder himself (shades of Dave Brent in "The Office"), but this cannot be made explicit in the narrative as this is supposedly written by Binder himself.
A great shame the author never lived to see the belated appreciation of his genius.