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A Walk in the Woods (Literature)
Bill Bryson, a middle-aged writer with almost no hiking experience - and in poor shape - hikes the Appalachian Trail with Stephen Katz, an old high school acquaintance, who himself has absolutely no hiking experience, has a seizure disorder, and is, as a bonus, morbidly obese. The two have the usual hiking adventures - horrible trail companions, Trail Magic, unfortunate weather - all related with Bryson's customary humor and light touch. He also throws...
In a Sunburned Country (Literature)
Bryson tours Australia by car and train, visiting the larger cities, the outback, the tropical rainforest, and every tourist attraction he can find. He recounts both his travels and information about Australia - its creatures, its history, its people - in his usual humorous, personal style, displaying his great affection for the area in the process. This is perhaps his most charming and amusing book to date....
Neither Here Nor There (Literature)
Bill Bryson does Europe in this light, funny book of travel writing. From Hammerfest, in the extreme north of Norway, to Istanbul in Turkey, Bryson explores a continent he's lived near for 15 years, loosely following in the footsteps of his 21-year-old self. The book combines his current observations with memories of his earlier treks through Europe, and does some comparison and discussion of how things have changed. Although Bryson spends an awful lo...
The Lost Continent (Literature)
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...
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