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Notes from a Moose Country!

Advantages: It's Bill Bryson, hilarious, excellently written, short stories
Disadvantages: Some parts repeated from other books, can be irritating!

I've read several of Bill Bryson's books and thoroughly enjoyed them, so when "Notes from a Big Country" came up on BookMooch I was looking forward to reading it without having to pay for it (I know the library is another option, but I like to keep books ...

marymoose99 11.07.2008 · Read full review
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Letters from an American

Advantages: Diverting and accessible. Good for dipping into again and again.
Disadvantages: Just slightly dated(?)

Bill Bryson needs little or no introduction nowadays, as one of ‘our’ best known travel writers. This collection of ‘letters from America’ still raises a smile some 14 years since their first publication in book form. Bryson’s ‘Notes from a Big Country ...

steves001 17.02.2012 · Read full review
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Big Country

Advantages: Bryson's dry, stinging wit
Disadvantages: A little repetitive...I say, a little repetitive

...I'm a fan of Bill Bryson. I like his dry, acerbic wit, and the way he bombards the reader with lots of dry facts yet manages to still keep it entertaining. The latest book of his I read (although not the latest written), was Notes from a Big Country. ...

proxam 26.01.2009 · Read full review
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An Anglophile American in America

Advantages: Funny, revealing and thought-provoking
Disadvantages: A couple of misses

In the summer of 1996, Bill Bryson was railroaded by a friend into writing a weekly column for The Mail on Sunday's Night & Day magazine. He'd recently returned to the US, albeit New Hampshire instead of his native Iowa, after nearly two decades living in ...

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Bryson, on the bizarre world that is America.

Advantages: easy to read short chapters. very funny.
Disadvantages: only bite-sized chunks, no actual story

Taken from Bill Bryson's weekly column in the Mail on Sunday's Night and Day magazine, and is a compendium of over seventy of his articles there. They focus on American life, the oddities of, differences from here, and generally anything funny and interst ...

freeridemtber 28.03.2007 · Read full review
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