Fortunately, the lack of pizza was compensated for with free beer complements of Irv and John , which helped lubricate the conversation. About Bryson's book: this is a cleverly written travelogue about Australia, punctuated with lots of local and obscure Australian history, almost all of it interesting. Several folks thought the book would have benefited with the addition of better, more extensive maps and pictures. As above, more maps and pictures would have been helpful to orient the reader since Bryson was constantly on the move. We all really appreciated the history snippets.
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Jul 05, Minutes Buy. Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. This time in Australia. His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller A Walk in the Woods. In A Sunburned Country is his report on what he found in an entirely different place: Australia, the country that doubles as a continent, and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet.
The result is a deliciously funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiousity. Despite the fact that Australia harbors more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else, including sharks, crocodiles, snakes, even riptides and deserts, Bill Bryson adores the place, and he takes his readers on a rollicking ride far beyond that beaten tourist path.
Wherever he goes he finds Australians who are cheerful, extroverted, and unfailingly obliging, and these beaming products of land with clean, safe cities, cold beer, and constant sunshine fill the pages of this wonderful book.
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Highly recommend if you are considering a trip to Australia. Recommend if you are interested in Australia. In the end, Bryson loves the country and especially the people, and more especially, the remote people. I listened to the book as Bryson narrated it and that adds its own charm.
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