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By: Stefanie

Sun, 27 May 2007 23:37:09 +0000

Good question Nick. The book is definitely Victorian and English, but the humor is general enough and silly enough that it would probably appeal to a teenager. I'm fairly certain I would have found it amusing when I was a teenager. Hope that helps!

By: Nick

Sat, 26 May 2007 12:50:55 +0000

Stefanie, Do you think teenagers would find the book funny? I haven't read it, but I'd like to recommend it to some students. Any thoughts? Thanks.

By: Stefanie

Tue, 20 Feb 2007 00:53:38 +0000

Taks, I loved the trout story. I grew up in a family where vacation always somehow involved fishing so the story was a great laugh for me. I'm not much of an espionage fiction reader but I hear Le Carre is good. I'll have to give him a try sometime :)

By: Taks

Mon, 19 Feb 2007 16:45:17 +0000

"I won’t give anything away about the trout" ... I remember reading this Trout story from '3 Men in a Boat', back when I was in school - the story was actually one of the chapters in our 'English Language' subject at school At that time, I did find it very funny & interesting ... and now that you have reminded me about it, will add to my reading list. BTW, I am immersed in a John Le Carre - i love espionage-fiction :-)

By: Stefanie

Sat, 17 Feb 2007 22:36:39 +0000

So right Sylvia! Oh Cip, reaching Balrog status is pretty bad when you're sick. Even Gandalf was changed by it. I think you would very much enjoy Three Men in a Boat. Litlove and Dark Orpheus, I highly recommend the book. It is a quick read and will give you a few hours of amusement. Dorothy, one of the marvels of the book is that it feels so contemporary. It's one of those that transcend time.