Dopo la strepitosa passeggiata nei boschi degli Appalachi, Bill Bryson è partito per l’Australia: l’isola più estesa del mondo e che è anche un continente, l’unico continente che è anche una nazione, l’unica nazione che è nata come una prigione. Armato di tanto tempo, del suo immancabile diario di viaggio e di inesauribile ironia e curiosità, Bryson ha attraversato in treno l’interno desertico, ha guidato nelle città e lungo le strade costiere, ha camminato e navigato, e si è fermato a parlare più o meno con tutti quelli che ha incontrato. Ayers Rock e la Grande barriera corallina, il bush e la spinifex, i serpenti velenosi e i canguri, Sydney e Canberra, gli aborigeni, i vecchi hippy e i surfisti in cerca della grande onda… il «catalogo australiano», insomma, è completo, e non poche saranno anche le sorprese. Tutto raccontato con la partecipazione emotiva, l’allegria stilistica e lo straordinario umorismo che hanno fatto di Bryson lo scrittore di viaggi più letto, e divertente, al mondo.
- ISBN: 8850235682
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 384
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
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 Leggi tutto
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 Bill? I could go on, but my hands would start to cramp up with the Leggi tutto
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 enjo Leggi tutto
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 unti Leggi tutto
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 ho Leggi tutto
Whatever subject Bill Bryson writes about,he has the ability to turn it into first class entertainment.This book was all the more enjoyable for me,as it brought back memories of the year I spent in Australia,a country I became very fond of. With a country like Australia,which is known as the land do Leggi tutto
Having travelled briefly through parts of Queensland 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 m Leggi tutto
As expected this was a mix of fun facts and a companion travel piece. Being Australian I’m sure I enjoyed this more 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 o Leggi tutto
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 formula: 1. Bryson travels around a country and gets drunk in hotel bars. 2. Bryson gets pissed off at rude and stupid people but is usually forgiving and self-d Leggi tutto
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