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It is the driest flattest hottest most desiccated infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life a large portion of it uite deadly In fact Australia has things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere elseIgnoring such dangers and yet curiously obsessed by them Bill Bryson journeyed to Australia and promptly fell in love with the country And who can blame him The people are cheerful extrovert uick witted and unfailingly obliging their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water; the food is excellent; the beer is cold and the sun nearly always shines Life doesnt get much better than thi. I had a giggle on every page and couldn t put the book down Australia is described from many angles historical nature with its uniue fauna and flora the city vs rural outback and its eccentric people Bryson knocked the proverbial nail on the head

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Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country (Bryson)

SIt is the driest flattest hottest most desiccated infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life a large portion of it uite deadly In fact Australia has things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere elseIgnoring such dangers and yet curiously obsessed by them Bill Bryson journeyed to Australia and promptly fell in love with the country And who can blame him The people are cheerful extrovert uick witted and unfailingly obliging their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water; the food is excellent; the beer is cold and the sun nearly always shines Life doesnt get much better than th. I loved the way that this book is written I giggled a lot and I learnt a lot about my own country I loved the author s cheery disposition and the way he described his appreciation of everyday people and everyday things A lesson for everyone to find the joy that is around you

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It is the driest flattest hottest most desiccated infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life a large portion of it uite deadly In fact Australia hasthings that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere elseIgnoring such dangers and yet curiously obsessed by them Bill Bryson journeyed to Australia and promptly fell in love with the country And who can blame him The people are cheerful extrovert uick witted and unfailingly obliging their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water; the food is excellent; the beer is cold and the sun nearly always shines Life doesnt get much better than this. I read this book for the first time after first moving to Australia in the mid 80 s Now many years on a second read and it s still brilliant To fully appreciate it I now think you need to have lived there but it s not essential Either way it is a simply great read Interesting you ll learn a lot and it s very funny at times too


13 thoughts on “Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country (Bryson)

  1. says:

    Long revered as the world's funniest travel writer Bryson turns his attention to Australia in this book first published in 2000 In my opinion it's not his funniest but that's okay He is so taken with the wonders of the continent that his trademark side splitting humour takes a back seat letting his observations on the marvels of the continent ride up front Seeing our own country through the eyes of an outside

  2. says:

    I read this book for the first time after first moving to Australia in the mid 80's Now many years on a second read and it's still brilliant To fully appreciate it I now think you need to have lived there but it's not essential Either way it is a simply great read Interesting you'll learn a lot and it's very fu

  3. says:

    A friend in Florida shamed me into reading this book after telling me heretofore unknown facts about my own country they had gleaned from Down Under I loved this book was totally absorbed in Bryson's journey and his narrativ

  4. says:

    I had a giggle on every page and couldn’t put the book down Australia is described from many angles historical nature with its uniue fauna and flora the city vs rural outback and its eccentric people Bryson knocked the proverbial nail on the head

  5. says:

    The book was to say the least entertaining but if you haven't traveled Australia Bryson's tour would not be so enjoyable His comments on cricket were spot on and he gives a good description of how so many people r

  6. says:

    This is a book filled with little known facts debunking sometimes assumed facts about Australia told with an eye for detail a gift of language a

  7. says:

    I loved the way that this book is written I giggled a lot and I learnt a lot about my own country I loved the author’s cheery disposition and the way he described his appreciation of everyday people and everyday things A lesson for everyone to find the joy that is around you

  8. says:

    Ever witty and entertaining Bill Bryson turns his attention to the Lucky Country Perceptive and colourful he ranges from Northern ueensland to WA

  9. says:

    I have to admit to being a fan of Bill Bryson's books mainly because they are so enjoyable and easy to read This book is no different and with plenty of amusing anecdotes it didn't take me long to finish I certainly learnt a lot about Australia and its history which was an added bonus Highly recommended

  10. says:

    This blend of deep detailed knowledge subjective views and side splitting situational anecdotes Bill Bryson's Down Under is a must for anyone who wants to know anything about AustraliaJust read how he describes the sport of cricket or how he wa

  11. says:

    Bill Bryson travels the length and breadth of Australia He graphically describes it's incredible size and how different it is including flora fauna and people plus its extraordinary geography An absolute must who everyone who loves Bryson's style

  12. says:

    Loved Bryson's witty and informative short summary of the great continent of Oz Mind you you do have to wonder why a seasoned traveller such as him would drive 600 miles to Ayers Rock without booking a hotel room in advance or walk half way

  13. says:

    It is years and years now since I read the eponymous line which introduced me to Bill Bryson through his novel America The Lost Continent Reading this is like time travel for me and immediately took me right back to that moment of lovelinessHis blend of cultural and historical information coupled with subtle hum