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With a razor wit and a kind heart, Bryson serves up a colourful tale of boredom, kitsch, and beauty when you least expect it. Gentler elements aside, The Lost Continent is an amusing book. Here's Bryson on the women of his native state: "I will say this, however--and it's a strange, strange thing--the teenaged daughters of these fat women are always utterly delectable ... I don't know what it is that happens to them, but it must be awful to marry one of those nubile cuties knowing that there is a time bomb ticking away in her that will at some unknown date make her bloat out into something huge and grotesque, presumably all of a sudden and without much notice, like a self- inflating raft from which the pin has been yanked."
Yes, Bill, but be honest: what do you really think? --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Bill Bryson has such a conversational, straight-forward and unpretentious style that it really feels like you are listening to a friend chatting. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Kernow13
A funny and enjoyable trip through small town America although I would have liked some more detail and I found it a little repetitive in parts. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Jammyb
Bill Bryson's writing is insightful, funny and revealing both about his country of birth and his younger self. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dr. T
A nice easy read , I just wish he could leave the anti Republican jibes out . they are decent people too .Published 1 month ago by N Blythen