In a Sunburned Country
Crown Publishing Group, 2000. 9. 1. - 320페이지
A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER
Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller A Walk in the Woods. In A Sunburned Country is his report on what he found in an entirely different place: Australia, the country that doubles as a continent, and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. The result is a deliciously funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiousity.
Despite the fact that Australia harbors more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else, including sharks, crocodiles, snakes, even riptides and deserts, Bill Bryson adores the place, and he takes his readers on a rollicking ride far beyond that beaten tourist path. Wherever he goes he finds Australians who are cheerful, extroverted, and unfailingly obliging, and these beaming products of land with clean, safe cities, cold beer, and constant sunshine fill the pages of this wonderful book. Australia is an immense and fortunate land, and it has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: In a Sunburned Country사용자 리뷰 - Marissa - Goodreads
Bryson manages to point out the truly amazing and overlooked things about Australia while simultaneously making fun of it (though never in a mean-spirited way). I found myself not only laughing out ... 전체 리뷰 읽기
Review: In a Sunburned Country사용자 리뷰 - Hayden Tank - Goodreads
Quite funny at parts, though his meanderings on hotel rooms get a bit boring after a while. It picks up after he leaves his English friend and returns to talking about the historic significance of the locations he visits. 전체 리뷰 읽기