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Notes from a Big Country

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Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd

4.2
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Language:English | Number of Pages: 320 | Format: Hardcover | In other languages: (other languages) French

Isbn-10: 0385410190 | Isbn-13: 9780385410199 | Publish date: 

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Category: Humor , Social Science , Travel

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Book Description
A delightful collection of comic pieces from Bryson’s column in The Mail on Sunday’s Night and Day magazine.
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  • 5

    Drôle d'Amérique

    Un long et savoureux voyage au cœur de l'Amérique profonde. Bill Bryson n'a pas son pareil pour nous faire partager ses aventures. Bien vu et très drôle. Irrésistible.

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  • 3

    L'autore è simpatico, mi ha messo una gran voglia di andare a vivere in New England e per certi aspetti l'ho trovato molto simile a me (sempre pronto a lamentarsi e ad esagerare la realtà pur di trarne un aneddoto divertente), ma mi ha un po' scocciato che molte volte più che parlare dell'America ...continue

    L'autore è simpatico, mi ha messo una gran voglia di andare a vivere in New England e per certi aspetti l'ho trovato molto simile a me (sempre pronto a lamentarsi e ad esagerare la realtà pur di trarne un aneddoto divertente), ma mi ha un po' scocciato che molte volte più che parlare dell'America vista con gli occhi di un americano dopo vent'anni in Gran Bretagna si ritrovi a scrivere di argomenti a caso, a volte giocando su stereotipi o luoghi comuni (i nomi presuntuosi dei cibi nei ristoranti eleganti, l'incomprensibilità dei manuali di istruzione e bla bla), che mi sembra un tantino fuori tema e fatto giusto per consegnare l'articolo settimanale.

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  • 3

    After twenty years living in the UK, Mr. Bryson and his family decide to return to the US. Here Bryson starts writing a series of funny anecdotes about life in America. The book is hilarious, Bryson has a way of making fun at himself and of the things around us.

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  • 5

    This is a great book with a mix of humour and incisive reflection from Bill Bryson. Anyone reading the book will find himself (1) laughing hysterically or (2) feeling touched not just by Bryson's observation of life in the USA and Britain but also human nature in general. I recommend this book ...continue

    This is a great book with a mix of humour and incisive reflection from Bill Bryson. Anyone reading the book will find himself (1) laughing hysterically or (2) feeling touched not just by Bryson's observation of life in the USA and Britain but also human nature in general. I recommend this book highly. It's a good read.

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  • 0

    Bill Bryson is one of my favorite English writers (the other is David Crystal). He always makes me laugh when I read his book. His writing is easy to read, funny and idiomatic. He shares his small but interesting daily experience in America in this book.

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  • 5

    這是一系列Bill Bryson在雜誌上對美國的酸文,以各種日常生活的角度尖銳的剖析美國文化,讀來十分精彩。尤其在1999年就已經出現酸美國對全球暖化的態度,今日看來,還是依然故我,不愧是世界的「老大哥」啊~

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  • 5

    Laugh Out Loud

    This book collects some of the column essays which Bryson wrote for an English newspaper in the late 90s. It is a combination of typical Bryson humour(cynisim) and acute observations, together with some statistical findings and astounding facts, provides a funny/ sad/ silly picture of modern Amer ...continue

    This book collects some of the column essays which Bryson wrote for an English newspaper in the late 90s. It is a combination of typical Bryson humour(cynisim) and acute observations, together with some statistical findings and astounding facts, provides a funny/ sad/ silly picture of modern America. To me, the irony is that the phenomenons mentioned in the book 10 years ago, are still happening and it's not just in America, but around the world.

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  • 3

    Notes from a Big Country

    Although the title recalls "Notes from a Small Island", this is not a Bryson's travelogue across the US. It's a collection of his weekly columns for a British newspaper while he was residing in New Hampshire in late 1990s, mostly about comparing life in the US vs in UK. You have to remind that wh ...continue

    Although the title recalls "Notes from a Small Island", this is not a Bryson's travelogue across the US. It's a collection of his weekly columns for a British newspaper while he was residing in New Hampshire in late 1990s, mostly about comparing life in the US vs in UK. You have to remind that while reading - when he writes "you people" he means Britons - otherwise it can get quite confusing. Interesting and funny!

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