Una città o l'altra è un diario di viaggio. L'autore, in balia di autisti dall'istinto omicida e di albergatori stravaganti, attraversa da Nord a Sud l'Europa partendo da Hammerfest, la città più settentrionale del mondo, per arrivare fino a Istanbul, alle porte dell'Oriente. In mezzo, per fissare ognuna delle tappe successive, sul taccuino del viaggiatore finiscono inedite istantanee di alcune tra le più suggestive città d'Europa, scorci di monumenti, ritratti di personaggi irripetibili, insieme a contrattempi esilaranti, inevitabili incidenti di percorso, osservazioni acute, disavventure gastronomiche, flashback dei viaggi precedenti.
- ISBN: 8882464695
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 350
- Data di uscita: 05-07-2002
Bryson at his worst. He is the whining American tourist he claims to detest. Meandering through a dozen or so european countries, he manages to complain about virtually every hotel accomodation. And for christ sake Bill, put a freakin map in your book. I'm not totally ignorant when it comes to europ Leggi tutto
I had a rather curious experience while reading this book. Because I'll be in Europe shortly, and I've been on a Bryson binge anyway, I downloaded the audiobook onto my phone and began listening. I took a walk and was merrily following along, until, at about one third of the way through, a thought f Leggi tutto
Why bother to actually travel when you can just regurgitate stereotypes that have been passed around since man invented borders? Honest to God, he really complains about haughty Parisian waiters. I didn’t find anything in this book of essays to be even remotely insightful and I don’t ever find Bryso Leggi tutto
Seriously - this book sucks. Big time. Bill Bryson is as funny as ever; you can't avoid guffawing at some of his observations: but this is a book-long exercise in sarcasm. It's as though the author is saying: "Look, compared to these brain-dead Europeans, see how clever I am!" Being a sarcastic SOB m Leggi tutto
Bryson writes hysterical travel books. In this one he sets out to re-create a backpacking trip of Europe he made during the seventies when he was twenty. His descriptions of people and places will have you falling out of your chair. The beer he is offered in Belgium, for example, defies his palate.
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