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Spot the Idiot

Advantages: It's funnier than I expected
Disadvantages: It won't teach you much about the 7 Wonders

Travel Writing - Does it Broaden the Mind? I find travel writing irresistible. The best travel books inspire me and the worst give me plenty of material for writing damning reviews about just how awful they are. I seldom are left unmoved - whether pos ...

koshkha 31.10.2010 · Read full review
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Review of An Idiot Abroad: the Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington - Karl Pilkington

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The Village Idiot Escaped

Advantages: An interesting account into his trips, well written
Disadvantages: Gervais and to a lesser extent Stephen Merchant

...As seems to be a bit of a habit with Sky TV programs the promotion for An Idiot Abroad seems to have been just about everywhere. With the TV series showing on sky and the release of the accompanying book by Karl Pilkington detailing his travel diaries fro ...

Andy.mack 07.02.2011 · Read full review
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An Idiot Abroad - Karl Pilkington's Witty Travel Diary

Advantages: A funny read, High quality images, Uncensored Pilkington at his best
Disadvantages: Repeated material, Transcripted conversations seen on the show

As a great fan of the 'Idiot Abroad' tv series, I was looking forward to reading the book. It didn't disappoint, far from it, but left a little something to be desired. The book is comprised of the various musings of everyone's favourite moron Karl Pilki ...

bethalex 18.09.2011 · Read full review
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Lost and found

Advantages: A great combination of humour, sightseeing, social commentary and invective
Disadvantages: Not enough on the western states

...Probably most British readers will first have come across his work through his book about the UK itself, "Notes from a Small Island". That is certainly a fine book, and well worth a read. But I do wonder whether his earlier work "The Lost Continent" (now ...

davidbuttery 09.11.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Lost Continent - Bill Bryson

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Travel writer seeks Midwest of America

Advantages: easy to read, enjoyable, I feel as though I learnt something
Disadvantages: none for me

...Scarily, it is about ten years since I first got a glimpse of this book because, way back when I was doing GCSE coursework, we were given an extract from The Lost Continent to model our own work on. Tasked with starting my original writing in the same sty ...

KateHurst 22.01.2010 · Read full review
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