July 30, 2007

In A Sunburned Country

In A Sunburned Country
Bill Bryson


(July 30, 2007)

A clever, witty, jaunt around Australia with a clever, witty writer. Bryson likes Australia, which he finds pleasant, and he likes Australians, whom he find pleasant. He's a nice guy.

When I read Bryson'sNotes from a Small Island, I wrote that they were

Charming, witty, and amusing travels of an American who, having lived for many years in England, takes one last swing through it isle before taking his family off to the U.S.

Do you see a theme here? Somehow, with an entire continent at our disposal, we might perhaps wish for more than a further demonstration of what a nice guy the writer is, as we already know this. Still, it's a pleasant read.