Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Rec. #208 (abbrev.): Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)
What: Novel by Jerome K. Jerome (yes), self-diagnosis of overwork, boating holiday, misadventures, River Thames, barometers, mustard, Waterloo Station, bribes, fishing, pubs, bagpipes, camping, plaster of paris trout, food hamper, inns, the contrariness of teakettles, J., Harris, George, to say nothing of Montmorency
Meet J. (the narrator): "It is not that I object to the work, mind you; I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours."
Meet Harris: "That's Harris all over - so ready to take the burden of everything himself, and put it on the backs of other people."
Meet George: "George suggested walking back to Henley and assaulting a policeman, and so getting a night's lodging in the station-house."
Meet Montmorency: "Fox terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs are."
Also: Previously mentioned during Personal Wreck Week (List #2).
And: Don't forget To Say Nothing of the Dog, by Connie Willis (Rec. #100).