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Three Men on the Bummel Paperback – April 26, 2000
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A highly respected and enthusiastic audiobook narrator, David Case specialized in creating unique and interesting character voices. --This text refers to the Audible Audio Edition edition.
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As with Three Men in a Boat, this book seems thoroughly modern in tone and style of humor. Jerome K. Jerome is particularly fond of comical exaggeration of the sort that would seem totally natural on a television sitcom today. After a mistake involving somebody else's bicycle, and a run-in with the authorities, he summarizes "My going scot free is regarded in police circles there to this day as a grave miscarriage of justice."
Portions read much like Douglas Adams ("I wish no one to read this book under a misapprehension. There will be no useful information in this book.") and others like John Cleese in Fawlty Towers (a discussion of an English shopkeeper frustrated when the protagonists, as a prank, pretend not to be able to speak English). The material near the start of the book about the friends and their wives is all quite funny, and thoroughly modern in the way the women effortlessly outsmart the men. The discussions of stereotypical German behavior are remarkable mostly for how little such stereotypes have changed. Germans were, 120 years ago and today, thought to be officious and compulsive in following rules.Read more ›
This is an outstanding book and a wonderful lunchtime companion.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is a total hoot. It's like reading about the twits in Monty Python. I wish Jerome K. Jerome took more bummels.Published 3 months ago by Janet Nicolai
Awful quality! I imagined reading this with a cup of coffee, on a rainy night, but this is barely good enough to be used as a coaster for the aforementioned coffee.Published 5 months ago by Daniel
Almost a very worthy sequel to its predecessor 'Three Men in a Boat'. In fact the humourous vignettes are as funny or funnier, however the thread that runs through "Three Men... Read morePublished 5 months ago by phiz
A funny but very perspicacious view of Germany and German people during late 19th century. Though the author has a very sympathetic opinion of Germany, there is a warning about the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by K. Hathi
The hilarious mis-adventures of the three friends continues with a tour of the German countryside. Jerome K. Read morePublished 16 months ago by dogmansgirl