The bestselling author of "A Walk in the Woods" now takes a truly outrageous tour Down Under, revealing hundreds of entertaining eccentricities about ...Show synopsisThe bestselling author of "A Walk in the Woods" now takes a truly outrageous tour Down Under, revealing hundreds of entertaining eccentricities about the world's largest island--and about himself. Leaving no Vegemite unsavored, readers will accompany Bryson as he dodges jellyfish while learning to surf at Bondi Beach, discovers a fish that can climb trees, dehydrates in sweltering deserts, and tells the true story of the rejected Danish architect who designed the Sydney Opera House.Hide synopsis
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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.
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.
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.
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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