Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Book Review: Neither Here Nor There by Bill Bryson

I have to start off by saying that I have loved everything I've ever laid my eyes on that was written by Mr. Bryson.

This particular book is a record of Bryson's second trip across Europe. He starts his adventures in a small town in Norway, hoping to see the Northern Lights and ends it at the edge of Europe- in Istanbul.

Bryson writes about his fear of ordering off a German menu, his frequent stops for coffee, trying to trace a trip he took in his younger days, his frustrations dealing with public transport or in some instances the lack of, and conversations he imagines strangers having as he waits his dinner- which he hopes is not eyeballs and pigs trotters.

While this is a travel book it does not read like a travel guide. It is fully of Bryson's witty sarcastic humor that will have you rolling on the floor (or in my case park bench with Asian women staring me down). I highly recommend this and any other book by Bill Bryson. And that is  why I recently added it to the ATM carousel.

Have you read it? What'd you think?

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  1. This sounds really great! I may have to check it out sometime :) Your review convinced me!

  2. I've heard of Bryson but never read him. He sounds like he's right up my alley!


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