The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

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Some say that the first hint that Bill Bryson was not of Planet Earth came when his mother sent him to school in lime-green Capri pants. Others think it all started with his discovery, at the age of six, of a woollen jersey of rare fineness. Across t ...Continua
Ha scritto il 03/06/18

loads of information about the US and the American way of life in the 50s. History made fun!

Ha scritto il 17/05/17

This is my first Bill Bryson book . He is really as funny as people say. It is a very interesting insight into the '50s.

Ha scritto il 20/11/12
Funny and fasinating
This is a superb book, full of warmth, wit and wonderful anecdotes from the author's life. As well as being excellent social commentary on middle class America Bill Bryson also includes a plethora of insights and statistics about his home country tha...Continua
Ha scritto il 13/11/11

An eloquent writer he is, this mr. Bryson. His childhood memories are not just interesting to those who grew up in the 50’ and/or in Des Moines. Even if you didn’t, I may bring back memories of way back when, wherever you were.

Ha scritto il 08/09/11
What idea has of the Fifties someone born in the Eighties? The first thing that pops into my mind is of a perfect family, smiling, in a typical middle-class kitchen, in a typical suburban american neighbourhood. Completely disconnected from this idyl...Continua

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