The Idle Thoughts of An Idle Fellow Unknown Binding – 1946
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It is very much different from any other book I have ever read, sometimes when you read a book you may feel as though your there, but with this Idle thoughts... you get the feeling Jerome is there with you, idling away the hours, discussing various points, still very much relevant today, such as tips on what to do if you find you have to pawn your watch.
It is amazing how many things I agreed with with Jerome, written over 10 decades before I was born. It was so good the very same day I bought the second installment.
Idle thoughts is a dangerous book, it will encourage you to utterly embrace idleness......
Mick Drake author of the comic novel All`s Well at Wellwithoute.
So I didn't know what to expect from this book. Pleased to say it was a decent read. Humorous, well observed (some of the observations are still valid today).
A bit sexist in places if you are offended by things like that, but it was written over 100 years ago when a slightly patronising attitude towards women was not taken as seriously as it might be today.
Much better than 'Bummel' which I felt deteriorated into a long winded treatise on the Germans.
Jerome has a wonderful way with language. Even though the book was written a century ago, the the text flows nicely and can be read very easily. He makes the comment "this book wouldn't elevate a cow" meaning that there is nothing in it to educate someone. I could not disagree more; the book has much to commend it to people of all ages, and if nothing else will provide a useful example of how to use the written word to communicate ideas effectively.
I had the kindle edition; my only complaint is that the transcriber has changed English spellings to American spellings. However, this is a minor consideration these days; and as the book was free, I suppose that I shouldn't be too much of a misery!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Content good but the print is so small you need a magnifying glass to read it, very disappointing as it was a gift for a dear friend.Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
Got this after I read three men in a boat, its obvious why its not remembered in the same way. One for the Jerome K Jerome fans onlyPublished 4 months ago by collectr
Arrived quickly, am not enjoying it quite as much as three men in a boatPublished 19 months ago by Teresa Sells
Enjoyed this book very much , much seams to be true today as when it was writtenPublished 20 months ago by David Brown
The book is as described. It arrived promptly and is good valuePublished 20 months ago by thomas taylor