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    [EPUB] (Down Under) Download æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Bill Bryson Bill Bryson à 0 Free read Lovely little adventure a la Bill Bryson No one knows incidentally why Australia's spiders are so extravagantly toxic; capturing small insects and injecting them with enough poison to drop a horse would appear to be the most literal case of overkill Still it does mean that everyone gives them lots of space What an absolutely stunn

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    [EPUB] (Down Under) Download æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Bill Bryson Bill Bryson à 0 Free read I love Bill Bryson Yep it's a full blown one sided bromance Bryson could write a book about the history of the individual rooms within the typical house and I would love it he did and I did So when I discovered he'd written about his experienc

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    [EPUB] (Down Under) Free download Down Under Bill Bryson never seems to use the same approach to each of his books Is this book going to be snarky Bill? Is this going to be funny Bill? Is this going to be funny yet informative Bill? Is this going to be snarky yet informative Bi

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    Download æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Bill Bryson Bill Bryson à 0 Free read [EPUB] (Down Under) I developed a taste for Bill Bryson last year when I read his Short History of Nearly Everything an ambitious attempt to trace the history of life the universe and everything in just 574 pages While many of the scientific discoverie

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    [EPUB] (Down Under) Ok First of all I'm here to tell you that non fiction is normally not my bag I think I got this book because I forgot to send in the do not send notice in a book club That said I'm soooo happy that I didn't and I made myself read this OMG I lost track of how many times I laughed until there were tears running down my cheeks and how many smiles and chuckles it rang out of me This is a book about Bryson's trips I believe he combi

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    [EPUB] (Down Under) Download æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Bill Bryson I love Australia even though I have never been there It has amazing wilderness and is the setting of beautiful movies; it exports talented actors actresses and directors; it has that Great Barrier Reef thingy which is apparently so wonderful that is is a Natural Wonder of the World; and it is home to the stunning Sydney Opera House And oh yeah Aussies gave us UGGs So we have a lot to thank them forBill Bryson a

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    Free download Down Under Download æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Bill Bryson Bill Bryson à 0 Free read Whatever subject Bill Bryson writes abouthe has the ability to turn it into first class entertainmentThis book was all the enjoyable for meas it brought back memories of the year I spent in Australiaa country I became very fond of Wit

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    [EPUB] (Down Under) Having travelled briefly through parts of ueensland and New South Wales several years ago I'd been waiting to catch up with Bryson's book ever since I now wish I'd read it before I travelled or even during the trip itself It's full interesting information and ideas for places to visit and gave me loads of laughs A really

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    [EPUB] (Down Under) As expected this was a mix of fun facts and a companion travel piece Being Australian I’m sure I enjoyed this than the average non Australian reader but I could see that some parts especially the parts apart about politics and cricket could bore a few readers who aren’t already familiar with our peculiar sports and politician

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    [EPUB] (Down Under) Free download Down Under Bill Bryson is on a short list of go to writers when I need a thoughtful but not too taxing book His travel works seem to follow the Bryson formula1 Bryson travels around a country and gets drunk in hotel bars2 Bryson gets pissed off at rude and stupid people but is usually forgiving and self depreciating3 Bryson assiduously researches the locales beforehand and integrates history into his itineraries and narratives4 Bryson writes

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Summary Í Down Under ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Bill Bryson à 0 Free read Bill Bryson follows his Appalachian amble A Walk in the Woods with the story of his exploits in Australia where A bombs go off unnoticed prime ministers disappear into the surf and cheery citizens coexist with the world's deadliest creatures toxic caterpillars aggressive seashells crocodiles sharks snakes and the deadliest of them all the dreaded box jellyfish And that's just the beginning as Bryson treks through sunbaked deserts and up endless coastlines crisscrossing the under discovered Down Under in search of all things interesting Bryson who could make a pile of dirt compelling and yes Australia is mostly dirt finds no shortag. I love Bill Bryson Yep it s a full blown one sided bromance Bryson could write a book about the history of the individual rooms within the typical house and I would love it he did and I did So when I discovered he d written about his experiences while traveling Australia I knew I d found my next good read In a Sunburned Country takes in the Land Down Under from today traveling all the way back to its earliest historical findings You expect and get a look at modern Australia its UK convict days Sydney and other cities the bush the outback and the plight trials and importance of the aborigines All of the above also comes with a healthy dose of Bryson humor It s self deprecating it s consciously delusional for comedy s sake it s honest and it gives me the chuckles I appreciate that he puts himself in awkward situations and really enjoy his description of scenes in which he is a participating victim Australia has countless ways to kill a person what with all its deadly animals so there s plenty of opportunity for hair raising hilarity especially considering Bryson s the sort of guy who could get himself savaged by a hedgehog Fun is fun and all but in the end this book is about the knowledge so if you have an interest in learning about Australia I couldn t recommend another book highly The author is a full on philomath and he loves this country so the reader is treated to a veritable love fest spewed all over the pages of In a Sunburned Country

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Summary Í Down Under ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Bill Bryson à 0 Free read Two men sitting in a rowboat on a large placid lake on a day when the fish aren't biting; it's like having a nap without losing consciousness It actually helps not to know uite what's going on In such a rarefied world of contentment and inactivity comprehension would become a distraction You see Bryson observes Australia is an interesting place It truly is And that really is all I'm saying Of course Bryson who is as much a travel writer here as a humorist naturalist and historian says much and does so with generous amounts of wit and hilarity Australia may be mostly empty and a long way away but it's a little closer now Rob McDonal. Having travelled briefly through parts of ueensland and New South Wales several years ago I d been waiting to catch up with Bryson s book ever since I now wish I d read it before I travelled or even during the trip itself It s full interesting information and ideas for places to visit and gave me loads of laughs A really good read whether you re planning a trip or just looking to enjoy BB s hilariously entertaining anecdotes I ve read a few of his books in the past and I do find him to be an interesting companion as I ve travelled with him His books on visits to the UK in particular are great fun even if he pokes fun at some places uite close to my heart I m not sure how accurate some of his adventures are they seem a bit tuned for laughs to me but that s ok it s what you pick up a book like this for I think I d recommend this book to anyone thinking about a trip to Oz or readers who just enjoy tales of travel and amusing things that can happen when you re in the hands of a natural raconteur

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Summary Í Down Under ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Bill Bryson à 0 Free read E of curiosities When he isn't dodging Portuguese man of wars or considering the virtues of the remarkable platypus he visits southwest Gippsland home of the world's largest earthworms up to 12 feet in length He discovers that Australia which began nationhood as a prison contains the longest straight stretch of railroad track in the world 297 miles as well as the world's largest monolith the majestic Uluru and largest living thing the Great Barrier Reef He finds ridiculous place names Mullumbimby Ewylamartup Jiggalong and the supremely satisfying Tittybong and manages to catch a cricket game on the radio which is like listening to. I developed a taste for Bill Bryson last year when I read his Short History of Nearly Everything an ambitious attempt to trace the history of life the universe and everything in just 574 pages While many of the scientific discoveries outlined in the book were a little beyond me I thoroughly enjoyed Bryson s descriptions of the larger than life personalities behind the discoveries which really brought the science described to life So when I found out that he had also written a travelogue of a journey across the country I may soon call home Australia I simply had to read itAustralia for those of you who have never been there is one of the most colourful places on earth It has a history so bizarre that it makes China s seem normal by comparison It has insane expanses of the most arid desert imaginable as well as some of the world s most beautiful beaches where unfortunately you can t swim due to the prevalence of sharks crocs box jellyfish stingrays and murderous rip currents It houses beyond a shadow of a doubt the world s most interesting flora and fauna including twelve foot earthworms and living fossils And you thought kangaroos were exotic Ha And if all that weren t interesting enough the locals are slightly mad They eat meat pies floating in pea soup are crazy about cricket and consider shorts and knee length socks proper attire for middle aged bus drivers In short it s a uniue place and I love it I look forward to moving there in a few months timeBill Bryson also loves Australia and it shows While he likes to remind his readers of the country s amazing collection of deathly animals over and over again and poke fun at the locals and their weird habits his affection for the place shines through in every chapter and it s uite infectious By describing his own travels and those of early settlers explorers and naturalists he provides the reader with an appreciation for how vast and unwelcoming the country is and how utterly uniue He provides background information on events of which few non Australians will have heard such as the fact that a nuclear bomb may have been detonated in the outback without anyone noticing and that an Australian Prime Minister once vanished never to be seen again waxes lyrical on trees and animals so bizarre that you ll want to hop on the first plane to Australia to check them out for yourself again kangaroos are only the beginning explains why you should go and see Ayers Rock even if you ve already seen hundreds of photos of it and intersperses all this useful information with a winning combination of self deprecating humour bizarre anecdotes absurd dialogue and entertaining accounts of encounters with fellow travellers and locals The resulting book is not only completely recognisable to anyone who has visited Australia but hugely appealing to anyone who hasn t I doubt anyone can read this book without wishing to book a flight to Oz immediately afterwardsIf I have any complaint about Down Under it is that there is too little of it While Bryson s writing is entertaining and informative his choice of places to visit and describe seems rather random and limited I wish he had done travelling gone further into the interior of the country and left all traces of luxury behind him for a while so as to emulate the pioneers and explorers whose exploits he relates with such gusto I also think the book would have benefited from slightly rigorous editing as parts of it seem rather hastily written For all its small flaws though Down Under released in the US as In a Sunburned Country is a fascinating read which has whetted my appetite for Bryson travelogues And for a return to Oz but that s another story

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  • Down Under
  • Bill Bryson
  • English
  • 17 June 2018
  • 9780553502558