Neither Here Nor There:: Travels in Europe

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HarperCollins, Mar 1, 1993 - Travel - 256 pages
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Like many of his generation, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe in the early seventies -- in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. Twenty years later he decided to retrace the journey he undertook in the halcyon days of his youth. The result is Neither Here Nor There, an affectionate and riotously funny pilgrimage from the frozen wastes of Scandinavia to the chaotic tumult of Istanbul, with stops along the way in Europe's most diverting and historic locales. Like many of his generation, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe in the early seventies--in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. Twenty years later he decided to retrace the journey he undertook in the halcyon days of his youth. The result is Neither Here Nor There, an affectionate and riotously funny pilgrimage from the frozen wastes of Scandinavia to the chaotic tumult of Istanbul, with stops along the way in Europe's most diverting and historic locales.

  

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Some interesting insights and good jokes. - Goodreads
Bill Bryson is a frustrating travel writer. - Goodreads
I really like Bill's humor but I needed more plot. - Goodreads
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Review: Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe

User Review  - Darleen Mimnaugh - Goodreads

A somewhat dated and not very funny look at Brysons travels in Europe for the second time. This is not one of his best books. Read full review

Review: Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe

User Review  - Robert Luebke - Goodreads

This is my fourth book I read by Bill Bryson. Of course he is a satirist and exaggeration is his game. I did live in Europe for three years, so I did find this book enjoyable and still appreciate his humor. Read full review

Contents

TO THE NORTH
PARIS 39
BRUSSELS 52
BELGIUM 59
AACHEN AND COLOGNE 71
AMSTERDAM 82
HAMBURG 94
COPENHAGEN 103
GOTHENBURG 116
STOCKHOLM 124
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Bill Bryson is the bestselling author of At Home, A Walk in the Woods, The Lost Continent, Made in America, The Mother Tongue, and A Short History of Nearly Everything, winner of the Aventis Prize. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Bryson lives in England with his wife and children.

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