Notes from a Small Island, by Bill Bryson –>
My last Bryson book for the year, I think I need to branch out after this.
This one, as you may have guessed, was a tour of England. It was nice, light and funny (as all BB books are)… but England is not exactly a place that is near and dear to my heart.
Not to say that I DON’T like England, I have just, how to put this, I have just not deemed it to be among my favorite places in the world… above all when it’s raining and I’m camping.
Back to the book however, I love the way Bryson captures the nuances of people. He really manages to bring out each person’s character in a way that makes me feel like I am right there, talking to those people myself. And he’s not afraid to embarrass himself… which is useful if your travel stories are really comedies in disguise. Three cheers for England!