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Bill Bryson's first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In Neither here Nor there he ...Show synopsisBill Bryson's first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In Neither here Nor there he brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hamemrfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to istanbul on the cusp of Asia. Fluent in, oh, at least one language, he retraces his travels as a student twenty years before. Whether braving the homicidal motorists of Paris, being robbed by gypsies in Florence, attempting not to order tripe and eyeballs in a German restaurant, window-shopping in the sex shops of the Reeperbahn or disputing his hotel bill in Copenhagen, Bryson takes in the sights, dissects the culture and illuminates each place and person with his hilariously caustic observations. He even goes to Liechtenstein.Hide synopsis
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This is the second Bill Bryson book that I read. The first about his travels in Britain and this a tale of him retracing a European vacation he took as a youth. Not much of interest here. All most every hotel Bryson chooses to stay in are dumps or modern dumps. He has no luck in picking restaurants ...
I have read this book many times. Each time I read it, I laugh longer and harder. Anyone who has lived in Europe or traveled there will be totally amused by Bill Bryson's account. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a book that can be put down and picked up again without losing any momentum ...
Bill Bryson writes as though he is telling you about his adventures in Europe while sitting at your kitchen table. His impressions of visiting the European countries are both informative and funny.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and have recommended it to many friends.
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