The Lost Continent & Neither Here Nor There Epub

The Lost Continent & Neither Here Nor There [KINDLE] ✽ The Lost Continent & Neither Here Nor There By Bill Bryson – This volume contains humorous accounts of two journeys one taken across America the other a trek across Europe The Lost Continent is an account of one man's rediscovery of America and his search for t This volume contains humorous accounts Continent & PDF ↠ of two journeys one taken across America the other a trek across Europe The Lost Continent is an account of one man's rediscovery of America and his search for the The Lost Kindle - perfect small town Instead he finds a continent that is doubly lost lost to itself because it is blighted by greed pollution mobile homes and television; and lost to him because he has become a foreigner Lost Continent & Epub Ý in his own country In Neither Here Nor There the author journeys from Hammerfest the northernmost town on the European continent to Istanbul In doing so he retraces his steps as a student years before Lost Continent & Neither Here MOBI :↠ visiting countries including Norway France and Italy.

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  1. Chris Steeden Chris Steeden says:

    The Lost Continent1988 and Bill Bryson drives 13978 miles and takes in 38 of the US states He starts off from his birthplace in Des Moines Iowa and is sort of following some of the family vacations from his childhood days Does the perfect town exist in the US?Part One is The East where he drives from Iowa to Illinois then onto Missouri Visits Hannibal and Mark Twain's boyhood home Back into Illinois and then New Salem There is a restored village where Abraham Lincoln lived as a young man from 1831 to 1837 Then into Kentucky Tennessee and Mississippi Goes to Elvis Presley's hometown of Tupelo then onto Colombus the hometown of Tennessee Williams Alabama and Selma where in the 1960's this is where the civil rights marches took place with Martin Luther King Goes to see the 'Little White House' in Warm Springs Georgia where Franklin Roosevelt died South Carolina and Charleston From the promenade overlooking the harbour he can see Fort Sumter where the Civil war began Into North Carolina and the Blue Ridge mountains which is part of the Appalachian chain the Appalachians stretch for 2100 miles from Alabama to Canada Onot Balti and the estate built by George Vanderbilt in 1895 It was one of the biggest houses constructed in America Visits the Great Smoky mountains which is actually the most popular national park in America Off North Carolina is Roanoke Island where in 1587 a group of 115 English settlers from Plymouth set up a colony in the New World They disappeared and no one knows where Did they become a group of people called 'Melungeon'? Onto Mount Vernon which was George Washington's home for most of his life then Washington Maryland Philadelphia and Gettysburg where the decisive battle of the Civil War was fought over 3 days in July 1863 New York Connecticut Rhode Island and Provincetown where the pilgrim fathers first touched American soil in 1620 Massachusetts New Hampshire Maine Vermont Ohio Great Lakes Wisconsin and back to IowaPart 2 The west and Bryson heads into Nebraska and gets to the geographical center of the US In Kansas he goes to a town called Holcomb which was made famous when a family were murdered in 1959 and Truman Capote wrote 'In Cold Blood' Then onto Colorado New Mexico Arizona Grand Canyon Utah Nevada California Idaho Wyoming Montana South Dakota and MinnesotaThere are many many laugh out loud moments in this book even though Bryson is a bit grumpy and lonely I really enjoyed re reading this as it had been many years since first readingNeither Here Nor ThereBryson's travels round Europe He wants to see the Northern lights so takes a bus from Oslo to Hammerfest This is 1000 miles north of the Shetlands He winters back in England and then starts in Paris then Brussels Travels to the village of Durbuy in Belgium where the Battle of the Bulge took place Into Germany where he visits Aachen and Cologne then onto Amsterdam in Holland then back into Germany and Hamburg in the north of the country where he then into Denmark and CopenhagenTravels to Sweden where he visits Gothenberg second largest city in Sweden and Stockholm Hen then hankers for some warmth and flies to Rome and then the Vatican and by contrast to Naples briefly and then Sorento coastal town south of Naples and Capri little island and sounds lovely back through Naples and then Florence Milan and Lake ComoSwitzerland tiny Liechtenstein Austria and then Sofia in Bulgaria where the shops are bare and finally to Istanbul in Turkey where Europe becomes AsiaConclusionI loved both of these books I did have laugh out loud moments on The Lost Continent but Bryson certainly has some great stories in Neither Here Nor There Great reading

  2. Aoi Aoi says:

    RAGE UIT 20% The author is a British national out on a trip across Europe and yet cannot stop with the cliche ridden generalizations casual racism and grossly unfunny jokes I shudder to think what would have happened on a trip across Asia or Africa

  3. Sherilyn Sherilyn says:

    Nobody puts you off travelling uite like Bryson

  4. Rosa Rosa says:

    Politically incorrect but not always in a funny way

  5. Pvw Pvw says:

    Sometimes you can get lucky A new thing in Belgium probably in other countries as well but I can't say is the GIFT BOX The idea is that people of a city neighbourhood put all the discarded stuuf they don't need any into a public box where everybody is allowed to take from the things they can use The system works but it can also turn into a junk collection Especially for books it isn't even worth checking them out because they are hopelessly outdated wet or torn and missing pages But last month looking into the box anyway because I stood there waiting for someone I came across this Bill Bryson book in mint conditionI had alread read part two Neither Here Nor There Travels in Europe so I just went for The Lost Continent After his father's death Bryson does a road trip through all the places that his father used to take the family to on holidays As an Iowan emigrated to Britain he looks at the places with both the miscomprehension of a European and the recognition of one returning to his rootsThe descriptions of the places are often hilarious albeit tending towards the negative But that is okay and it sure is a lot of fun The road trip gives the non American reader a diffent perspective of the United States It is not always the beautiful nature of the national parks and the urban swing of the big cities In fact most of the US is incredibly flat and unpopulated Bryson states that you could stand on a stone anywhere in Iowa and see an area the size of Belgium around you with nothing but wheat fields and the occasional farm which all look the same Something else I remembered from the book in the entire state of Nevada there are only 40 cities In Britain roughly the same area there are 20000Eventhough this book portrays the US states as boring places filled with retarded backwaters it is highly enjoyable to read and would make a great preparation before making an actual roadtrip across the USA yourself

  6. Cynthia Cynthia says:

    I love most of what Bill Bryson writes but sometimes I didn't read this combo pack of two short books I read The Lost Continent and I couldn't finish it Parts of it are so funny that I laughed out loud very loud But mostly it's kind of an angry forced march across America as Bryson deals with his unpleasant memories of similar cross country treks with his family his father at the wheel He hates 75 percent of the towns and places he visits; often he's so vicious and insulting that you have to hope he's kidding I got about two thirds of the way through this book and started finding myself skimming it So I gave it up

  7. Finbarr Finbarr says:

    I've rarely been as disappointed in a book as I was with this Full of uasi racist slurs sweeping generalisations and unfunny overwritten jokes it's a world away from the Bryson books of recent years Published in 1990 before the era of affordable world travel and pre internet connectivity the book is of its time and has aged horribly Bryson constantly plumps for the obvious wheeling out the Dad's Army era stereotypes for peoples around Europe going for a cheap gag and often failing Perhaps its only merit is as an artifact of a time at which Britain's continental neighbours seemed alien and Europe itself a million miles away

  8. Christie Christie says:

    There is not one book by Bill Bryson I have read that I have no absolutely loved His humor hits perfectly hit every time I lived in England when I read Notes from a Small Island and then went on to read this one and then compulsively read the rest of his books He is brilliant His humor is jovial astute and just spot on I could read him all day long

  9. John John says:

    A friend gave me copy of the Lost Continent years ago it was by some bloke called Bryson he told me it was hillariousFoolishly it took me a further 2 years before I picked it up and read it Why did I wait so long I can't get enough of ithim now A stunningly funny writer

  10. Dani Dani says:

    This is my second Bill Bryson book I read Walk in the Woods which I think I liked a little better His tale about convincing his father to take a detour to the caverns was priceless It brought back so many memories of my own childhood vacations

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