By Bill Bryson
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
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Teddy said on Mar 22, 2014, 09:57
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.
Eustachio said on May 22, 2013, 18:42
Balbotta said on Jun 14, 2011, 09:36
曾堯 joetsang said on Mar 12, 2011, 09:37
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.
Lilyofthevalleys2000 said on Oct 07, 2010, 18:28
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.
K姐 said on Aug 28, 2010, 05:00
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.
maomao (la gatta... said on Aug 08, 2010, 02:15
Leon Lin said on Jan 12, 2010, 00:22
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.
Yao said on Dec 05, 2009, 23:24
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!
ary29 said on Sep 07, 2009, 09:31