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  • Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe
  • Bill Bryson
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  • 08 January 2018
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characters Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe 107 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 uniue brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack keeps a tight hold on his wallet and journeys from Hammerf. I had a rather curious experience while reading this book Because I ll be in Europe shortly and I ve been on a Bryson binge anyway I downloaded the audiobook onto my phone and began listening I took a walk and was merrily following along until at about one third of the way through a thought flashed through my mind This book sucks I was taken by surprise because up until then I thought I d been enjoying it But the further I read the my judgment was justified I m sorry to say this Bill but this book is not very goodTo put it briefly Bryson comes across as extremely immature in this book both as a writer and as a person He tries hard to be funny but too often ends up making jokes about cultural stereotypes Italians are bad drivers the French are rude and so on or simply engaging in hyperbolic descriptions of extremely ordinary events which unfortunately only serve to magnify their ordinariness rather than to alleviate it This book contains very few of Bryson s trademark little known anecdotes and almost nothing that could be deemed insightful about the places he visits He spends a distressing about of time talking about hotels and restaurants mostly to complain about them and than once ends up eating in a McDonald s Bryson even complains that a menu in a German restaurant was written in German He might as well have stayed at homeI am however happy to report that Bryson has shown a definite progress in his writing ability and worldview over the years In chronological order of Bryson s books I ve read Neither Here nor There 1993 Notes from a Small Island 1995 A Walk in the Woods 1998 In a Sunburned Country 2000 and A Short History of Nearly Everything 2003 And in terms of uality I would rank them in the same order So however immature he may have been at least he s shaped up and it s a great sign when people are able to change for the better Enter the Dragon China's Undeclared War Against the US in Korea 1950 51 in years In Neither Here nor There he brings his uniue brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack keeps a tight hold on his wallet and journeys from Hammerf. I had a rather curious experience while reading this book Because I ll be Bruce Lees Kampfstil 2 Bruce Lees Kampfstil #2 in Europe shortly and I ve been on a Bryson binge anyway I downloaded the audiobook onto my phone and began listening I took a walk and was merrily following along until at about one third of the way through a thought flashed through my mind This book sucks I was taken by surprise because up until then I thought I d been enjoying Lehrbuch Der Albanischen Sprache it But the further I read the my judgment was justified I m sorry to say this Bill but this book Madame Tussaud A Novel of the French Revolution is not very goodTo put The Time of Stalin Portrait of a Tyranny it briefly Bryson comes across as extremely The Summer Without Men immature Män som hatar kvinnor in this book both as a writer and as a person He tries hard to be funny but too often ends up making jokes about cultural stereotypes Italians are bad drivers the French are rude and so on or simply engaging Der unwerte Schatz in hyperbolic descriptions of extremely ordinary events which unfortunately only serve to magnify their ordinariness rather than to alleviate Ascending Into Euphoria insightful about the places he visits He spends a distressing about of time talking about hotels and restaurants mostly to complain about them and than once ends up eating Heavy Words Lightly Thrown The Reason Behind the Rhyme in a McDonald s Bryson even complains that a menu Complete Works Volume VII Translations from Pahlavi in a German restaurant was written Dumb Money Adventures of a Day Trader in German He might as well have stayed at homeI am however happy to report that Bryson has shown a definite progress Ludicrous Laws and Mindless Misdemeanors The Silliest Lawsuits and Unruliest Rulings of All Time in his writing ability and worldview over the years In chronological order of Bryson s books I ve read Neither Here nor There 1993 Notes from a Small Island 1995 A Walk The Esther Paradigm in the Woods 1998 In a Sunburned Country 2000 and A Short History of Nearly Everything 2003 And Interlingua; A grammar of the international language in terms of uality I would rank them His Compromised Countess in the same order So however Blind Love Sword and Silk Trilogy #2 immature he may have been at least he s shaped up and Spaceship in the Desert it s a great sign when people are able to change for the better

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characters Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe 107 Est 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 beforeWhether braving the homicidal motorist of Paris being robbed by gypsies in Florence attempting not to order tripe an. Bryson writes hysterical travel books In this one he sets out to re create a backpacking trip of Europe he made during the seventies when he was twenty His descriptions of people and places will have you falling out of your chair The beer he is offered in Belgium for example defies his palate He just can t associate the taste with any previous experience but finally decides it puts him in mind of a very large urine sample possibly from a circus animal He should have stuck with Coca Cola nicht wahr Wendell Bryson has truly captured some of the giddy enjoyment that I experience when traveling in a foreign country where one does not speak the language I can t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything Suddenly you are five years old again You can t read anything You have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work Your whole existence becomes a series of interestingguesses At the Arc de Triomphe some thirteen streets come together Can you imagine I mean to say here you have a city with the world s most pathologically aggressive drivers who in other circumstances would be given injections of valium from syringes the size of basketball jumps and confined to their beds with leather straps and you give them an open space where they can all go in any of thirteen directions at once Is that asking for trouble or what Interspersed are salient comments about traveling on European trains There is no scope for privacy and of course there is nothing like being trapped in a train compartment on a long journey to bring all those unassuageable little frailties of the human body crowding to the front of your mind the withheld fart the three and a half suare yards of boxer shorts that have somehow become concertinaed between your buttocks the Kellogg s corn flake that is unaccountably lodged deep in your left nostril and rude comments about the Swiss What do you call a gathering of boring people in Switzerland Zurich He reveals some funny stories about himself I had no gift for woodworking Everyone else in the class was building things like cedar chests and oceangoing boats and getting to play with dangerous and noisy power tools but I had to sit at the Basics Table with Tubby Tucker and a kid who was so stupid that I don t think we ever learned his name We just called him Drooler The three of us weren t allowed anything dangerous than sandpaper and Elmer s Glue so we would sit week after week making little nothings out of offcuts except for Drooler who would just eat the glue Mr Dreck never missed a chance to humiliate me And what is this he would say seizing some mangled block of wood on which I had been laboring for the last twenty seven weeks and holding it aloft for the class to titter at I ve beenteaching shop for sixteen years Mr Bryson and I have to say this is the worst beveled edge I ve ever seen He held up a birdhouse of mine once and it just collapsed in his hands The class roared Tubby Tucker laughed so hard that he almost choked He laughed for twenty minutes even when I whispered to him across the table that if he didn t stop it I would bevel his testiclesIt used to be not as common now as formerly that each public washroom had an attendant whose job it was to keep everything clean and you were expected to drop in some change for his or her income The sex of the attendant was irrelevant to the sex of the washroom and Bryson had difficulty getting used to the idea of some cleaning lady watching him urinate to make sure he didn t dribble on the tiles or pocket any of the urinal cakes It is hard enough to pee when you are aware that someone s eyes are on you but when you fear that at any moment you will be felled by a rabbit chop to the kidneys for taking too much time you seize up altogether You couldn t have cleared my system with Drano So eventually I would zip up and return unrelieved to the table in the restaurant and spend the night back at the hotel doing a series of Niagara Falls impressionsBryson does not mince words and his perspective on former Austrian president Waldheim echoes mine but is perhaps trenchant I fully accept Dr Waldheim s explanation that when he saw forty thousand Jews being loaded onto cattle trucks at Salonika he genuinely believed they were being sent to the seaside for a holiday For the sake of fairness I should point out that Waldheim insists he never even knew that the Jews of Salonika were being shipped off to Auschwitz And let s be fair again they accounted for no than one third of the city s entire population italics theirs and it is of course entirely plausible that a high ranking Nazi officer in the district could have been unaware of what was happening within his area of command Let s give the man a break I mean to say when the Sturmabteilung or stormtroopers burned down forty two of Vienna s forty three synagogues during Kristallnacht Waldheim did wait a whole week before joining theunit Christ the man was practically a resistance hero Austrians should be proud of him and proud of themselves for having the courage to stand up to world opinion and elect a man of his caliber overlooking the fact that he is a pathological liarthat he has a past so mired in mis truths that no one but he knows what he has done It takes a special kind of people to stand behind a man like that

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characters Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe 107 D 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 Liechtenste. Seriously this book sucks Big timeBill Bryson is as funny as ever you can t avoid guffawing at some of his observations but this is a book long exercise in sarcasm It s as though the author is saying Look compared to these brain dead Europeans see how clever I am Being a sarcastic SOB myself I can understand the attitude but find it difficult to sustain 200 pages of itAnd really for a travelogue it does not give the reader what he she wants information on the country traversed We are treated to pages and pages of descriptions of the dreary hotels the author stayed in it seems that he cannot find one meeting his exacting standards anywhere the bad and expensive food he had to stomach except Mac Donald s of course the totally unappealing people he had to deal with and towards the middle of the book his pornographic dreams which run as subtext in stream of consciousness I felt that ol Bill here was trying to sueeze humour out of his trip like one trying to get that last dollop of toothpaste from the tubeAnd having visited Istanbul I can tell you that his impressions of the city are the diametric opposite of what I experienced in 2011 Either the city has drastically changed in two decades or it shows different faces to the entitled holier than thou American and the inuisitive Indian on the lookout for fresh experiencesGive this book a miss Bryson s other books are better


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    characters Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe [Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe] EBOOK DOWNLOAD free read ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB î Bill Bryson Bryson at his worst. He is the whining American tourist he claims to detest. Meandering through a dozen or so european countries, he manages to complain about virtually every hotel accomodation. And for christ sake Bill,

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    [Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe] EBOOK DOWNLOAD I'm a fan of Bill Bryson.I'm not a fan of the complaining, whingeing, swilling pleb who wrote this travel book. No, this is too harsh. But I do feel a little ripped off only because I know how interesting a Bill Bryson book can be. There's no history in this book, there's no culture, there is very little interesting stories. Here is what it felt like: So I got off the train at Hergenbootensberg and it was raining. Why does it always r

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    [Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe] EBOOK DOWNLOAD I had a rather curious experience while reading this book. Because I'll be in Europe shortly, and I've been on a Bryson binge anyway, I downloaded the audiobook onto my phone and began listening. I took a walk and was merrily following along, until, at about one third of the way through, a thought flashed through my mindâ

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    [Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Three and a half stars rounded up.It’s never a good idea to read Bill Bryson on public transportation. Stifling belly lau

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    characters Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe [Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Bill Bryson î 7 read & download This book hits the sweet spot: Bill Bryson travels around Europe, entertaining us with his humor and thoughtful observations, and also sharing memories of a similar trip he took in the 1970s with his bumbling friend, Stephen Katz.Ah, poor Stephen. If you have read Bryson's book A Walk in the Woods, whic

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    characters Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe [Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Bill Bryson î 7 read & download Bryson writes hysterical travel books. In this one he sets out to re create a backpacking trip of Europe he made during the seventies when he was twenty. His descriptions of people and places will have you falling out of your chair. T

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    [Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe] EBOOK DOWNLOAD free read ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB î Bill Bryson characters Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe Seriously this book sucks. Big time.Bill Bryson is as funny as ever; you can't avoid guffawing at some of his observations: but this is a book long exercise in sarcasm. It's as though the author is saying: "Look, compared to these brain dead Europeans, see how clever I am!" Being a sarcastic SOB myself, I can understand the attitu

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    characters Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe [Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Bill Bryson î 7 read & download Why bother to actually travel when you can just regurgitate stereotypes that have been passed around since man invented borders? Honest to God, he really complains about haughty Parisian waiters. I didn’t find anything in this book of essays to be even remotely insightful and I don’t ever find Bryson to be funny. Most of what

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    [Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe] EBOOK DOWNLOAD This book was highly entertaining at times, I can't say it wasn't. In fact, it was highly entertaining most of the time. However, I can't say I learned hardly anything about any of the places Bill Bryson visited. He reserves most of his commentary for how far he walked to get to a train station, how fast or slow the train rides were, and how cornflake sized bugars feel in his nose while on those train ridesI hate to bash authors

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    free read ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB î Bill Bryson [Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Bill Bryson î 7 read & download Huh. Turns out Bryson is a dirty ol" bugger!This travel across Europe journal is fun, educational and entertaining. I love travel and I like le

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