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Bill Bryson's Neither Here Nor There takes up where A Walk In The Woods leaves off. Althought the setting changes from the American wilderness to the great cities of Western Europe, the reader will find themself caught up in his hillarious travel misadventures. In midlife Mr. Bryson attempts to recreate the travel itenerary of his youth some twenty plus years earlier when he backpacked across Europe with highschool buddy Stephen Katz.

The descriptions of historic sights and people encountered along his journey are laced with witty observations and laugh out loud situations. Some of Bill Brysons miscues are self-inflicted due to his pursuit of cozy bars and good draft beer. With the great cities of Europe as the backdrop for this journey to revisit his past the book moves along at a quick pace.

The author finds humor in the most awkward of situations while handling adversity with a stoic British sense of decorum. A skill he has learned over a twenty year period living in Britain with his wife and children. This trip is taken just prior to returning with his family back to America.
The review of this Book prepared by David Fletcher








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Plot & Themes

Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   Eastern European Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+ Road trip    -   Yes

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   10 () Europe    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   moving train Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   very happy    -   like laughing How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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