[EPUB] ✶ The Lost Continent & Neither Here Nor There ✹ Bill Bryson – Jwdfitness.co.uk

[EPUB] ✶ The Lost Continent & Neither Here Nor There ✹ Bill Bryson – Jwdfitness.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 512 pages
  • The Lost Continent & Neither Here Nor There
  • Bill Bryson
  • English
  • 05 December 2019
  • 9780436201301

The Lost Continent & Neither Here Nor ThereThis Volume Contains Humorous Accounts Of Two Journeys, One Taken Across America, The Other A Trek Across Europe The Lost Continent Is An Account Of One Man S Rediscovery Of America And His Search For The Perfect Small Town Instead He Finds A Continent That Is Doubly Lost Lost To Itself Because It Is Blighted By Greed, Pollution, Mobile Homes And Television And Lost To Him Because He Has Become A Foreigner In His Own Country In Neither Here Nor There, The Author Journeys From Hammerfest, The Northernmost Town On The European Continent, To Istanbul In Doing So He Retraces His Steps As A Student 20 Years Before, Visiting Countries Including Norway, France And Italy.

About the Author: Bill Bryson

William McGuire Bill Bryson, OBE, FRS was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951 He settled in England in 1977, and worked in journalism until he became a full time writer He lived for many years with his English wife and four children in North Yorkshire He and his family then moved to New Hampshire in America for a few years, but they have now returned to live in the UK.In The Lost Continent, Bil

10 thoughts on “The Lost Continent & Neither Here Nor There

  1. says:

    The Lost Continent1988 and Bill Bryson drives 13978 miles and takes in 38 of the US states He starts off from his birthplace in Des Moines, Iowa and is sort of following some of the family vacations from his childhood days Does the perfect town exist in the US Part One is The East where he drives from Iowa to Illinois then onto Missouri Visits Hannibal and Mark Twain s boyhood home Back into Illinois and then New Salem There is a restored village where Abraham Lincoln lived as a young man from 1831 to 1837 Then into Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi Goes to Elvis Presley s hometown of Tupelo then onto Colombus the hometown of Tennessee Williams Alabama and Selma where in the 1960 s this is where the civil rights marches took place with Martin Luther King Goes to see the Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia where Franklin Roosevelt died South Carolina and Charleston From the promenade overlooking the harbour he can see Fort Sumter where the Civil war began Into North Carolina and the Blue Ridge mountains which is part of the Appalachian chain the Appalachians stretch for 2100 miles from Alabama to Canada Onot Balti and the estate built by George Vanderbilt in 1895 It was one of the biggest houses constructed in America...

  2. says:

    RAGE QUIT 20% The author is a British national, out on a trip across Europe and yet, cannot stop with the cliche ridden generalizations, casual racism and grossly unfunny jokes I shudder to think what would have happened on a trip across Asia or Africa.

  3. says:

    Nobody puts you off travelling quite like Bryson.

  4. says:

    Sometimes you can get lucky A new thing in Belgium probably in other countries as well, but I can t say is the GIFT BOX The idea is that people of a city neighbourhood put all the discarded stuuf they don t need any into a public box, where everybody is allowed to take from the things they can use The system works, but it can also turn into a junk collection Especially for books, it isn t even worth checking them out because they are hopelessly outdated, wet or torn and missing pages But last month, looking into the box anyway because I stood there waiting for someone, I came across this Bill Bryson book in mint condition I had alread read part two Neither Here Nor There Travels in Europe , so I just went for The Lost Continent After his father s death, Bryson does a road trip through all the places that his father used to take the family to on holidays As an Iowan emigrated to Britain, he looks at the places with both the miscomprehension of a European and the recognition of one returning to his roots.The descriptions of the places are often hilarious, albeit tending towards the negative But that is okay, and it sure is a lot of fun The road trip gives the non American reader a diffent perspective of the United States It is not always the beautiful nature of the national par...

  5. says:

    I love most of what Bill Bryson writes but sometimes I didn t read this combo pack of two short books, I read The Lost Continent, and I couldn t finish it Parts of it are so funny that I laughed out loud very loud But mostly it s kind of an angry forced march across America, as Bryson deals with his unpleasant memories of similar cross country treks with his family, his father at the wheel He hates 75 percent of the towns and places he visits often he s so vicious a...

  6. says:

    I ve rarely been as disappointed in a book as I was with this Full of quasi racist slurs, sweeping generalisations and unfunny, overwritten jokes, it s a world away from the Bryson books of recent years Published in 1990, before the era of affordable world travel and pre internet connectivity, the book is of its time and has aged horribly Bryson constantl...

  7. says:

    Bill Bryson is very funny, and I enjoyed my trip with him, although I was disappointed that instead of seeing the California and Oregon coasts he choose the San Juaquin Valley and Nevada Of course, one always loves ones home the most It was a very intertaining and bitingly insightful book.

  8. says:

    A friend gave me copy of the Lost Continent years ago it was by some bloke called Bryson he told me it was hillarious.Foolishly it took me a further 2 years before I picked it up and read it Why did I wait so long I can t get enough of it him now A stunningly funny writer.

  9. says:

    This is my second Bill Bryson book, I read Walk in the Woods which I think I liked a little better His tale about convincing his father to take a detour to the caverns was priceless It brought back so many memories of my own childhood vacations.

  10. says:

    If you want to receive succinct description about the Eastern states of the USA and not get easily offended by sometimes off beat satire , this book is for you No wonder the author chose to disguise names of most cities visited

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