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Very, Very Funny
on 27 December 2015
It is a very long time since I have laughed so much at a book. I don't just mean the smile of amusement, I mean a true laugh out loud. Do not read this in public unless you intend to be rather embarrassed!
This is actually a very simple tale of 3 men & their dog who decide to spend a fortnight in a boat upon the Thames. Never has there been a more eventful trip. The description of trying to open a tin of pineapple chunks without a tin opener was hysterical. As for what happens when they see an accured steam launch coming - just brilliant! All those little problems that can happen when holidaying outdoors happened to these 3 men & their dog.
The writing in this book was nothing short of brilliant. It isn't because it is very complex story nor is it because of the complex vocabulary used, it is quite the opposite. With a few short sentences the scene just unfolds in your imagination. I am sure we have all seen artists who in a few short pencil strokes can produce a pictorial likeness of a person. This book does the same but using words.
This is a perfect book for those moments when you are feeling a bit out of sorts but aren't sure why. Reading this is a couple of hours well spent.
I loved this book & have no doubt that I will read it again & again. My only regret is that it has taken me until now to discover it!