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- C. Longley
A gem of a book
This books is a well crafted balance between whimsy and serious philosophical thought. It might be considered impossible to write a humorous account of what is,to many, a deeply religious experience, but JKJ achieves this with dexterity ? the rendition of the Passsion Play is handled with sincerity and sympathy. His gentle ridicule is reserved for his fellow travellers, the customs of the countries he travels through and above all for his own bewildered behaviour. A gem of a book, slightly wordy in parts, but full of humour.
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Another wonderful stroll with Jerome K Jerome!
I love the writing of Jerome K Jerome's and his wonderful literary talent.If you enjoy P G Wodehouse, or Diary of a Nobody this is in the same genre. This is his next book after the perfect Three men in a boat.
JKJ has a gentle, meandering style that soothes and entertains. His observations- often self-deprecating- are spot-on, and paint a wonderful picture of Life around the turn of the century.
This particular book is a rambling, loose limbed saunter across Germany, and although you wouldn't want to use it as a travel guide today it does make for a wonderful, charismatic read.
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