Posts Tagged ‘Three Men on the Bummel’

wakin-dreamWodehouse has competition.OK, not quite. But I just finished reading Three Men on the Bummel by Jerome.K.Jerome and I am going to recommend this to anyone who will listen. It is the story of three men who want to get away from their tiresome city lives, and go on a bummel (” A journey, long or short, without an end; the only thing regulating it being the necessity of getting back within a given time to the point from which one started”).

If it isn’t obvious from the Wodehouse reference, this one’s a comedic piece and very well written. The novel basically deals with their misadventures in Germany, due mostly to linguistic and cultural complications. OK, clearly I’m not too good with the reviews, particularly when there isn’t much by way of a plot-line but I promise you, it’s hilarious. And I wont complain about college* if you do.Deal? 🙂

I liked it so much, in fact, that I’m going to go find his first book Three Men in a Boat and recommend that endlessly to you.


*Well, I’ll try, anyway.That’s all I’m asking of you!


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