"Three Men In A Boat" is a classic without genre or equal. Readers of the sequel will know Jerome insists that he is not a travel writer. To compare him to Bill Bryson is as unfair as it would be to compare Aristophanes to Jamie Oliver. This book could be described as a Victorian preamble to Eddy Izzard or any other comic story teller. This book is a series of anacdotes which give the particular views of the narrater. Those views may be dated, but just as dated as Bryson will be in the next centuary, this does not detract from either writer's wit and talent. This book is well worth the read.