Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Bill Bryson Is Awesome

I'm listening to my second book by Bill Bryson right now, In a Sunburned Country, which is about Australia. This guy does about the most entertaining non-fiction writing I've ever encountered. He can describe Canberra (the capital) as the most boring city on earth and still make you want to travel there. His description of cricket, and listenting to games on the radio, had me laughing so hard that I was nearly in tears by the time I got home tonight. He also has extensive and wonderful descriptions of all the things in Australia that can kill you. It's great.

The first book of his that I read was A Short History of Nearly Everything, which, as I've already noted, was also excellent. Next, I want to read A Walk in the Woods and The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way. I'm hoping they come out on Audible though, because his books are good for listening to.

The point of this post: Find a book by Bill Bryson and read it.

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