!!> Reading ➺ In a Sunburned Country ➲ Author Bill Bryson – Pccare247.us

In a Sunburned Country Bill Bryson Follows His Appalachian Amble, A Walk In The Woods, With The Story Of His Exploits In Australia, Where A Bombs Go Off Unnoticed, Prime Ministers Disappear Into The Surf, And Cheery Citizens Coexist With The World S Deadliest Creatures Toxic Caterpillars, Aggressive Seashells, Crocodiles, Sharks, Snakes, And The Deadliest Of Them All, The Dreaded Box Jellyfish And That S Just The Beginning, As Bryson Treks Through Sunbaked Deserts And Up Endless Coastlines, Crisscrossing The Under Discovered Down Under In Search Of All Things Interesting Bryson, Who Could Make A Pile Of Dirt Compelling And Yes, Australia Is Mostly Dirt Finds No Shortage Of Curiosities When He Isn T Dodging Portuguese Man Of Wars Or Considering The Virtues Of The Remarkable Platypus, He Visits Southwest Gippsland, Home Of The World S Largest Earthworms Up To 12 Feet In Length He Discovers That Australia, Which Began Nationhood As A Prison, Contains The Longest Straight Stretch Of Railroad Track In The World 297 Miles , As Well As The World S Largest Monolith The Majestic Uluru And Largest Living Thing The Great Barrier Reef He Finds Ridiculous Place Names Mullumbimby Ewylamartup, Jiggalong, And The Supremely Satisfying Tittybong, And Manages To Catch A Cricket Game On The Radio, Which Is Like Listening To Two Men Sitting In A Rowboat On A Large, Placid Lake On A Day When The Fish Aren T Biting It S Like Having A Nap Without Losing Consciousness It Actually Helps Not To Know Quite What S Going On In Such A Rarefied World Of Contentment And Inactivity, Comprehension Would Become A Distraction You See, Bryson Observes, Australia Is An Interesting Place It Truly Is And That Really Is All I M Saying Of Course, Bryson Who Is As Much A Travel Writer Here As A Humorist, Naturalist, And Historian Says Much , And Does So With Generous Amounts Of Wit And Hilarity Australia May Be Mostly Empty And A Long Way Away, But It S A Little Closer NowRob McDonald

!!> Reading ➺ In a Sunburned Country  ➲ Author Bill Bryson – Pccare247.us
  • Audio Cassette
  • In a Sunburned Country
  • Bill Bryson
  • English
  • 16 February 2017
  • 0553502557

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  1. says:

    Lovely little adventure a la Bill Bryson No one knows, incidentally, why Australia s spiders are so extravagantly toxic capturing small insects and injecting them with enough poison to drop a horse would appear to be the most literal case of overkill Still, it does mean that everyone gives them lots of space. What an absolutely stunningendorsement As with his other traveling books, Bill Bryson hip hops his way across a country visiting monuments and int...


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    I love Bill Bryson Yep, it s a full blown, one sided bromance Bryson could write a book about the history of the individual rooms within the typical house and I would love it he did and I did So, when I discovered he d written about his experiences while traveling Australia, I knew I d found my next good read In a Sunburned Country takes in the Land Down Under, from today traveling all the way back to its earliest historical findings You expect and get a look at modern Australia, its UK c I love Bill Bryson Yep, it s a full blown, one sided bromance Bryson could write a book about the history of the individual rooms within the typical house and I would love it he did and I did So, when I discovered he d written about his experiences while traveling Australia, I knew I d found my next good read In a Sunburned Country takes in the Land Down Under, from today traveling all the way back to its earliest historical findings You expect and get a look at modern Australia, its UK convict days, Sydney and other cities, the bush, the outback, and the plight, trials and importance of the aborigines All of the above also comes with a healthy dose of Bryson humor It s self deprecating, it s consciously delusional for comedy s sake, i...


  3. says:

    I developed a taste for Bill Bryson last year when I read his Short History of Nearly Everything, an ambitious attempt to trace the history of life, the universe and everything in just 574 pages While many of the scientific discoveries outlined in the book were a little beyond me, I thoroughly enjoyed Bryson s descriptions of the larger than life personalities behind the discoveries, which really brought the science described to life So when I found out that he had also written a travelogue of I developed a taste for Bill Bryson last year when I read his Short History of Nearly Everything, an ambitious attempt to trace the history of life, the universe and everything in just 574 pages While many of the scien...


  4. says:

    Ok First of all I m here to tell you that non fiction is normally not my bag I think I got this book because I forgot to send in the do not send notice in a book club That said. I m soooo happy that I didn t and I made myself read this OMG I lost track of how many times I laughed until there were tears running down my cheeks and how many smiles and chuckles it rang out of me This is a book about Bryson s trips I believe he combines a few trips to Oz into this one book to the Ok First of all I m here to tell you that non fiction...


  5. says:

    Having travelled briefly through parts of Queensland and New South Wales several years ago, I d been waiting to catch up with Bryson s book ever since I now wish I d read it before I travelled or even during the trip itself It s full interesting information and ideas for places to visit and gave me loads of laughs A re...


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    I love Australia, even though I have never been there It has amazing wilderness and is the setting of beautiful movies it exports talented actors, actresses and directors it has that Great Barrier Reef thingy, which is apparently so wonderful that is is a Natural Wonder of the World and it is home to the stunning Sydney Opera House And oh yeah, Aussies gave us UGGs So we have a lot to thank them for.Bill Bryson also loved Australia, so much so that he spent months touring its cities and th I love Australia, even though I have never been there It has amazing wilderness and is the setting of beautiful movies it exports talented actors, actresses and directors it has that Great Barrier Reef thingy, which is apparently so wonderful that is is a Natural Wonder of the World and it is home to the stunning Sydney Opera House And oh yeah, Aussies gave us UGGs So we have a lot to thank them for.Bill Bryson also loved Australia, so much so that he spent months touring its cities and the Outback Bryson employed his usual humor in this travelogue, and numerous sections had ...


  7. says:

    Bill Bryson is on a short list of go to writers when I need a thoughtful but not too taxing book His travel works seem to follow the Bryson formula 1 Bryson travels around a country and gets drunk in hotel bars.2 Bryson gets pissed off at rude and stupid people but is usually forgiving and self depreciating.3 Bryson assiduously researches the locales beforehand and integrates history into his itineraries and narratives.4 Bryson writes with impeccable skill.5 Bryson balances mundane details Bill Bryson is on a short list of go to writers when I need a thoughtful but not too taxing book His travel works seem to follow the Bryson formula 1 Bryson travels around a country and gets drunk in hotel bars.2 Bryson gets pissed off at rude and stupid people but is usually forgiving and self depreciating.3 Bryson assiduously researches the locales beforehand and integrates history into his itineraries and narratives.4 Bryson writes with impeccable skill.5 Bryson balan...


  8. says:

    Every yearor less , I take a trip up to New Brunswick, Canada, on a family vacation To get there from New York means about 10 hours in the car and once you re there, it is an hour and a half round trip to get groceries not counting time in the store and this is a trip that must be made about every other day, since the only fridge we have is small, weak, alarmingly old, and runs on propane The point is, we have to spend a goodly number of hours in the car.Thus, I have gotten into the ha Every yearor less , I take a trip up to New Brunswick, Canada, on a family vacation To get there from New York means about 10 hours in the car and once you re there, it is an hour and a half round trip to get groceries not counting time in the store and this is a trip that must be made about every other day, since the only fridge we have is small, weak, alarmingly old, and runs on propane The point is, we h...


  9. says:

    .Contains spoilersA wonderful read From belly laughs to joy, from horror to disbelief in this book we have a riveting journey though this amazing and oh so different continent Surely there are few authors who could begin to tackle the scope of this giant hunk of land, but Bryson is a master writer, and he tackles Australia superbly well with enthusiasm, insight and bucket loads of his wonderful self deprecating humour.These were some of my favourite bits in the book His trip to White Cl.Contains spoilersA w...


  10. says:

    That is of course the thing about Australia that there is such a lot to find in it, but such a lot of it to find it in In a Sunburned Country is a delightful read, and worth your time if for no other reason than that many of us will probably never get to Australia except in books and film and this text gets us there in its own way Bill Bryson has mixed anecdotal history, modern travel, biological and geographical history of the continent of Australia in an amusing and mostly quick to read That is of course the thing about Australia that there is such a lot to find in it, but such a lot of it to find it in In a Sunburned Country is a delightful read, and worth your time if for no other reason than that many of us will probably never get to Australia except in books and film and this text gets us there in its own way Bill Bryson has mixed anecdotal history, modern travel, biological and geographical history of the continent of Australia in an amusing and mostly quick to read style that I found engaging It was not a labor to pick up this book, and that is no small thing.Mr Bryson is at times dismissive of people and some places, which I found a little jarring However, if that is his honest reaction I should be glad for it I also think his healthy ego comes thru from time to time Nevertheless, these are rather small quibbles with what is otherwise a really interesting text The writing is humorous, at times r...

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