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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.
Brilliant as are all Bill Brysons books, the only books that can have me laughing out loud and so full of interesting facts it's impossible to remember them all, I intend t re read... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Patsy678
Still funny but now showing some dated attitudes. The ride is an enjoyable one, though, and Bryson is a very likeable writer, with his downbeat and cutting wit. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gary MItchell
Would have been 5 stars if his political leanings were left unstated.Published 2 months ago by G. Owen
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 2 months ago by Kernow13