This was an impulse purchase at the bookstore. Before that I had never heard of Jerome K. Jerome before. Don’t you just love it when you discover an author or a book you’ve never heard of at the bookstore or the library and it turns out to be good?
Both the stories are very light and fun, and not really about anything. In both cases, the journeys the narrator goes on with his two friends, Harry and George (along with Montmorency, the dog, in the first one), just serve as a background for the narration of myriads of stories from his past. I really enjoyed reading his silly, satirical recollections as well as his witty observations on everyday life in the end of the 19th century.
This was a fun book and there were quite a few instances when I laughed out loud while reading. Most importantly, the journey along the Thames in the first story was the inspiration for my recent holiday in the countryside which was amazing (lots and lots of pictures will be posted soon). My only wish is that Jerome K. Jerome had written more books involving the three men going on some kind of adventure.