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This review is from: The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America (Paperback)
I don't think this one should have got past the editor. I like BB's style of writing normally, but in this book he comes across as the most awful snob.
He looks down on people because of the way they speak, he sneers at people who don't know who Thomas Hardy is, he seems to resent people because they are fat, poor, uneducated. Its all too easy. I expected more thought and less malice from Bryson.
If you're looking for a good read try "Down Under" or "A Walk in the Woods" instead.