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Old 02-11-2012, 09:14 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I also thought THE LOST CONTINENT was somewhat mean-spirited.
So, I'm not the only one who thinks that I enjoyed the book; Bryson is a humorous writer; but I finished it thinking "he sure doesn't think much of his home country" and squawking "heyyy!" whenever I came across an acidulous report of a place I've visited and enjoyed. His childhood remembrances are cute, though.

I'd recommend the book, just be prepared for some acidic comments.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Minnesota (SLP)
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If you liked "A Walk in the Woods" they you obviously like Bryson's style. Any of his books would do.
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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"I'm a Stranger Here Myself" is my favorite, I think. I have read all of his books . I love his sense of humor. His book about everyday objects "At Home" was entertaining and full of gossip. I would recommend that one, too.

I wonder why he decided to move back to England, though. I thought he liked New Hampshire.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:33 AM
 
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I have read all of his books too and I love him. After "A Walk In The Woods", I would say "Notes From A Small Island" is fun, also "At Home" was so interesting.

nancy, he moved back to England for his wife and kids. It was an act of equal opportunity, they lived here for a while so as to enjoy the US way of life, then they wanted to have the kids enjoy growing up in the UK too.
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