Neither Here, Nor There

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Transworld, Mar 2, 2010 - Humor - 320 pages
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Bill Bryson's first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In Neither here Nor there he brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hamemrfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to istanbul on the cusp of Asia. Fluent in, oh, at least one language, he retraces his travels as a student twenty years before.

Whether braving the homicidal motorists of Paris, being robbed by gypsies in Florence, attempting not to order tripe and eyeballs in a German restaurant, window-shopping in the sex shops of the Reeperbahn or disputing his hotel bill in Copenhagen, Bryson takes in the sights, dissects the culture and illuminates each place and person with his hilariously caustic observations. He even goes to Liechtenstein.

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Some interesting insights and good jokes. - Goodreads
His Travel writing isnt as fun as his science writing. - Goodreads
I really like Bill's humor but I needed more plot. - Goodreads
... i don't think he'd found his writing style yet. - Goodreads
Hilarious and educational. - Goodreads
I enjoy Bill Bryson's writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kiriya Kannathasan - Goodreads

Hilarious ! Read full review

Review: Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe

User Review  - Karen Schellinkhout - Goodreads

I listened to this book on audible, and it's always a delight to be driving with Bill Bryson. He narrates his books and it feels like having a friend in the car. It was a good choice over the holidays when life gets hectic. I'll go for another drive with him! Read full review

About the author (2010)

Bill Bryson is much loved for his bestselling travel books, from The Lost Continent to Down Under, but Notes from a Small Island has earned a particularly special place in the nation's heart (a national poll for World Book Day in 2003 voted it the book that best represents Britain). His acclaimed A Short History of Nearly Everything won the Aventis Prize for Science Books and the Descartes Science Communication Prize. He has now returned to live in the UK with his wife and family.

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