Notes From A Small Island
- Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date:
- 01 August 1996
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Makes me want to travel Britain by public transport too. Powerful stuff :)
This is possibly my all time favourite book. I'm not saying that it is groundbreaking or anything like that, just a very fun read.I find Bill Bryson's style of writing very refreshing, and whilst there may not be many laugh out loud moments, I find an almost constant smile on my face whilst reading his work (or listening to the audiobooks in the car). It has been mentioned in an earlier review that Brysons cynicism can seem a bit forced, which I don't see at all. To me it comes across as good observational humour and I agree with most of it and wouldn't consider myself to be overly cynical.In this book, Bryson takes a journey round Britain, visiting various places both well known and obscure. Obviously the fact that I know a lot of the places is relevant and is probably one of the reasons this is my favourite Bryson travel book.Overall an extremely good read which I would recommend to everyone.
another of Bill Bryson's really clever attempt at describing the British people. He has obviously studied us Brits and describes our quirkiness in a gently and humorous way. Another of his books which had me crying with laughter. The only downside was the very quick Journey to John o'Groats. I felt that his trip to Scotland merited a book on its own.
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