Book 9: Notes From A Small Island by Bill Bryson

December 19, 2008 at 11:44 pm (Review) (, , , )

This is an easy read. It is a travelog of Bryson’s trip around Britain prior to his departing sometime in the early 90’s I would estimate. It is light hearted and good natured (which I suspect is probably an apt description of the author). It gently explores the quirks and foibles of Britain’s towns and cities and it is clear that Bryson likes the place a great deal even if some aspects clearly drive him nuts. The most entertaining passages of the book are, predictably, when he is being driven nuts. These occasionally being laugh out loud funny. Even outside of these he manages some interesting and acute observations about British life.

If you are in need of something to read while it is likely that you will be repeatedly and unpleasantly interrupted then this is ideal.


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