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All of these are held together by his dry humor which abounds throughout. During the course of his travels he manages to find a variety of out of the way and interesting things which he describes in such a way as to make me wish that I had seen them with him.

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Obviously, he visited a multitude of locations for which I lacked the time but where our paths "crossed" I can only say that his descriptions and impressions mirrored mine so I can safely assume that the locations which we did not duplicate are equally accurately presented. Whether you have visited Australia, are planning to in the near future, or never expect to make it 'Down Under" this book is an easy read that is, truly, difficult to put down.

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I've posted a few pictures of my experience. The first is Ayer's Rock Uhura in the outback. The second is an Australian sunset. The third is a salt water croc on a river near Durbin. Bill Bryson is an entertaining writer and in his book, A Walk in the Woods, you will experience what I think is the reality of trekking the Appalachian Trail: This is no all-smiles-and-good-times journal of a journey.

You will feel his happiness, his anger, his depression, and you will learn a lot - a LOT - of science and history. It might make you want to grab a map and walk a few miles of the AT yourself. Or at least open a map program on your laptop and follow along. Almost an excellent book. It has been said that Bill Bryson can write about anything and make it interesting and I have found this to be true.

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This book, while entertaining and sometimes laugh out loud funny, becomes a rather lengthy gripe session about what bothers him about England. And these gripes are repeated for every town or village he visits.

Still, it is a good read and no one other than Mark Twain could have done it so well. It does remind me of Innocents Abroad. Feedback Als je hulp nodig hebt of een vraag hebt voor de klantenservice, neem dan contact met ons op. Wil je de slechte kwaliteit of opmaak van dit boek doorgeven? Klik hier Wil je deze content als ongepast rapporteren? Klik hier Denk je dat dit item auteursrechten schendt? Je onlangs bekeken items en aanbevelingen.

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Je browsegeschiedenis bekijken of bewerken. Wil je deze content als ongepast rapporteren? Denk je dat dit item auteursrechten schendt? You can hate him, but you can't ignore him, as Sanderson proved.

Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country

Sanderson much preferred the latter, yet devoted only 15 per cent of his review to it. Terence Blacker , in the Sunday Times , was more temperate, but still dismissed the book as a hack job: The problem is that, after a few pages, one finds oneself looking forward to the moments when Bryson takes us back to the library. The rich fascination of Australia's history and ecology, as seen by other writers, points up the thinness of our author's first-hand version of the country.

From its defiantly dreary title onwards, Down Under feels like a journey taken at too great a speed on a road well-worn by other, more intrepid travellers, not to mention millions of ordinary, non-writing tourists. Bryson's books seem so simple - solipsistic narrator, quick tour of country, lots of anecdotes, dash of humour, a few all-embracing conclusions - that some reviewers dismiss the skill with which they are put together. Not so James Urquhart in the Financial Times: The author describes his experiences on the train, the places the train passes through on its way to Perth such as the Blue Mountains and White Cliffs.

The author also supplies plenty of humor in the form of historical accounts of early explorers and settlers of Australia.


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This section of the book starts off with historical accounts from the time when Australia was discovered and goes on to illustrate how the Australians built a dynamic and prosperous society from a modest and unpropitious beginning. The rest of this section is devoted to the author's account of what he considers to be Civilized Australia. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Down Under Cover of Black Swan paperback edition. Bill Bryson - selected bibliography. More Notes from a Small Island.