I freely admit I had no idea that this book existed, until I found it in the attic of a friend's house (he had decided I should sleep up there during my visit). Well, I obviously couldn't resist borrowing it, as Three Men in a Boat is one of my all-time favourite books.
   So is this sequel up to the same standard? Almost. I found myself giggling at various places, And JKJ's observation of the human condition is just as spot on as it was in Three Men in a Boat. At one point this book is (in today's enlightened age) Not Politically Correct, and the end is devoted to a very long diatribe about the German way of life (remember, this was written eay back in about 1900).
   But these minor complaints aside, I thoroughly enjoyed the book and it helped to while away some of the worst weather I've ever experienced on a holiday in a most pleasant fashion. I can hardly advise you to go out and buy a copy, given the than the version I was reading wa spublished in 1945 and might, for all I know, be the last time it was printed. But if you see it in a second hand bookshop, don't hesitate to pick it up.
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