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In a Sunburned Country

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The bestselling author of "A Walk in the Woods" now takes a truly outrageous tour Down Under, revealing hundreds of entertaining eccentricities about ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.600
CRaivios

Another tome by my favorite nutcase

by CRaivios on Feb 24, 2011

I loved A Walk in the Woods. When I began planning a trip to Australia, I had to buy this book. Bryson may have done too much driving and not enough reporting about the areas of Australia he was writing about, but I could not stop laughing. Whether or not you are planning a trip to the only country + continent in the world, it is worth reading. I am now planning to read the rest of his books.

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althemadpoet
by althemadpoet on Dec 3, 2009

Makes me want to go to Australia all the more. Very funny in spots - very interesting in others - makes you realize just how big Australia really is

Teal99

Australian Outback

by Teal99 on Jun 25, 2009

I thoroughly enjoyed this tale in large part due to my wanting to go to Australia. Bryson makes you feel like you are there sweating away the outback with him. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in travel and Australia.

Ceinwein

A Long Trek Down Under

by Ceinwein on Jul 2, 2008

Bill Bryson?s "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid" carried me back to my childhood, laughing all the way. I thoroughly enjoyed his admirable attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail in "A Walk in the Woods" but "In a Sunburned Country" did not hold my attention. The historical facts were interesting, the vivid descriptions of wildly varied scenery left me longing to catch the next 20-hour flight to Sydney, and his humorous approach to the many venomous and man-eating creatures was typical, enjoyable Bryson. So why did it take me two weeks to get through this book? He has written better.

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plink
by plink on Oct 14, 2007

Wonderful Book! Entertaining and informative and one of the few books I,ve read in a long time that made me laugh out-loud ! I want to read all his books. Also , Alibris had the book to me in record time in immaculate condition ; an over-all great experience!

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