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The protagonist has an “automatic revolver”. I wonder what kind of weapon is it? Though what claim one can lay to pulp fiction?
08/15/2008
A Bummel is a German word and it signifies a journey or just a stroll but not what you’ve thought about. The book ,as it seems, is not so famous as “Three Men in a Boat”, but it has it’s own merits, in my opinion, and also very readable. In my judgement the value of it lies at the historical plane because the book comprises an excellent description (with a bit of humor, of course) of Germany and the Germans of the end of the 19th. Century (apparently in the vicinity of 1895-1900). To read this book it’s like plunging in a Time Machine into that one atmosphere.

And mind you that “Three Men on the Bummel” appeared in 1900 that is 14 years before the beginning of the First World War.

By the way, I don’t think that the Germans have changed drasticly since than. The scenery-yes but not the people.
11/22/2006

On the one hand- beyond the borders of sensibility murderously tedious (just like a soap opera), on the other- extremely well written novel.
10/20/2006
Sabrina Flynn - Suspenseful Victorian Mystery
FEATURED AUTHOR - Sabrina Flynn is the author of Ravenwood Mysteries set in Victorian San Francisco. When she’s not exploring the seedy alleyways of the Barbary Coast, she dabbles in fantasy and steampunk and has a habit of throwing herself into wild oceans and gator-infested lakes. She lives in perpetual fog and sunshine with a rock troll and two crazy imps. She spent her youth trailing after insanity, jumping off bridges, climbing towers, and riding down waterfalls in barrels.