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Ten years after leaving his native Des Moines, Bill Bryson, now a journalist in London, decides to take a trip home, travel the States, and write about them. Unfortunately thy don't live up to expectations. Bill soon feels like a foreigner in his own land; a land in which he finds no happy little burgs, but an endless strip of sloth, hamburger joints, motels, and gas stations; a land in which he finds the Smithsonian has been destructively tidied up, and where even the Grand Canyon is reduced in its grandeur due to fog.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   European coming to America Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   9 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Texas    -   West    -   Northeast    -   Deep South    -   Midwest    -   California Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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