Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country (Bryson Book 6)

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Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country (Bryson Book 6)

Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country (Bryson Book 6)

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Its sports are of little interest to us and the last television series it made that we watched with avidity was Skippy. When I later checked this hotel out, I discovered that several travellers had indeed given it a very low star rating with a mixture of scornful comments.

His running commentary on a radio broadcast cricket match, a game about which he knows nothing, is brilliantly inventive. Bryson goes to Australia for a couple of months, produces a hack work that sells massively and even wins over a perceptive reviewer who has immediately seen through its slackness and superficiality.

Bill Bryson's many books include The New York Times bestseller A Walk in the Woods and, most recently, I'm a Stranger Here Myself . Bryson's books seem so simple - solipsistic narrator, quick tour of country, lots of anecdotes, dash of humour, a few all-embracing conclusions - that some reviewers dismiss the skill with which they are put together. The laugh out loud passages on his introduction to cricket I applaud, the game makes as much sense to me as it did to Bill. Spiky conversations with his English producer friend as they drive to Ayres Rock, the sighting of a rotary clothes-line in the depths of the outback, confrontations with receptionists and waiters, a beer-drinking man at the bar of the Nambucca telling him "Dining room's closed mate. Bryson's agreeable writing style , including his unique sense of humour , as with all his books, are an important and entertaining feature.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Having visited several of the Australian locations in this book – Sydney, Canberra, Alice Springs, Uluru, Darwin, and the Great Barrier Reef, among several others - I loved reading about Bill Bryson’s experiences. From time to time it sends us useful things--opals, merino wool, Errol Flynn, the boomerang--but nothing we can't actually do without. The author describes his experiences on the train, the places the train passes through on its way to Perth such as the Blue Mountains and White Cliffs.The thing that Bryson most loves about Australia - its "effortlessly dry, direct way of viewing the world" - is, in fact, his own.



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