Geoffrey Harvey is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Reading.
This is a fantastic novelette. I was laughing out loud throughout the entire book and there are certainly places where the reading is filled with detailed and beautiful passages. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Rene Kristjansen
Mostly I second the review of Jeffrey Leach, but with some differences. I was led to this book by reading an Englishman's blog, which stated bluntly, "The funniest book in the... Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by Bartolo
This was for my husband and it was a perfect choice. He hasn't put it down!! The paperback version is great for him since he is one of those people that bend it wide open to read. Read morePublished on October 21, 2011 by KLRinny2
Yes, this IS the book Robert Heinlein was referring to in his classic sci-fi book, "Have Space Suit-Will Travel", and the scene with the can of pineapple is even funnier than I... Read morePublished on June 4, 2010 by Ruthann O. Adamsky
I had never heard of this book - but noticed it in an interview with Jasper Fforde - the Thursday Next writer - when he said it was one of his all time favorites. Read morePublished on February 16, 2010 by Dean Kauffman
This is another one of those books with nothing but rave reviews that I regret having read. Although it is supposedly comedic I found absolutely nothing slightly humorous in it. Read morePublished on July 20, 2001
What to say, what not to say. Whenever someone ask me to recommend a good book to him/her, I always say 'Three Men in a Boat'. Comedy can never be better than this. Read morePublished on May 11, 2001 by "amalim"
This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. I regularly had to put it down and just sit there and laugh! The characters are charming and the language is hilarious. Read morePublished on March 12, 2000