With the Olympics approaching, books on Australia abound. Still, Bryson’s lively take is a welcome recess from packaged, staid guides. The author of A Walk in. Down Under is the British title of a travelogue book about Australia written by best-selling travel writer Bill Bryson. In the United States and Canada it was published titled In a Sunburned Country, a title taken from the famous Australian poem. In a Sunburned Country By BILL BRYSON Broadway. Read the Review But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On my first visit, some.

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View all 17 comments. The Blue Ring Octopus which is the deadliest known octopus, and deceptive bevauae of its size.

I already have 2 other books by Bill Bryson on hold at the library because this is definitely an author I’m curious to get much more familiar with. Plentiful and poisonous snakes, spiders, and jellyfish; big and hungry sunbured and crocodiles; and even some malicious species of plants—it seems that Australia is not a welcoming environment.

In a Sunburned Country

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Jun 06, Minutes. AND the many dangers: This section of the book starts off with historical accounts from the time when Australia was discovered and goes on to illustrate how the Australians built a dynamic and prosperous society from a modest and unpropitious beginning. That might be saying something brysoh that around eighty percent of Australia is desert, but outside of that eighty percent you have a variety of landscapes and climate that is very hard to beat.


Australia is an immense and fortunate land, and it has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide.

After reading this book, I really want to travel to Australia at some point. Bryson will also take us for a ride in a London cab driven by an affably jocular cabbie who has to pass the Knowledge Test to memorize almost everywhere in the City of London. And guess what is the mightiest killer of all?

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I had put the book down about 4 times in my own travels through it, but then it picked up some. Mexico was later added, but even now, who can name all 23 independent states? I would brysson flipped the fuck out and gotten counntry of the water immediately. In a Sunburned Country takes in the Land Down-Under, from today traveling all the way back to its earliest historical findings.

Australia is an immense and fortunate land, and it has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide. As Bryson does, he begins his bumbling travels, managing to make even simple tasks like finding a hotel or falling asleep in a car seem Homeric. Around the Year i More than this, it exists in an abundance that seems incompatible with the harshness of the environment.

He researched many books and qu How do I love this book? However, if that is his honest reaction I should be glad for it. Sunburnedd what about those rabbits that they have that just keep multiplying.


Example three is just plain funny and shows how fake Bryson is. So when I found out that he had also written a travelogue of a journey across the country I may soon call home — Australia — I simply had to read it.


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. If I have any complaint about Down Underit is that there is too little of it. If they are reading this, my family will be down under in a week or so and plan to stay for about a month.

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Is this going to be snarky, yet informative Bill? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Bryson buys into the aboriginal issue half heartedly basing his opinions on counyry few points given him by second or third hand. Overall, this was a light summer read that I hope Australians would agree shows off their country favourably if one can forget that the ten most lethal creatures on Earth are all found there, it sounds like a lovely place to visit.

He also has quite a lot to say about Australians: The result is a deliciously funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiousity.

This was my first book by Bill Bryson counntry well as a great, educating read! Return to Book Page. Bill Bryson also loves Australia, and it shows. He also avoids the cliches, never once mentioning vegemite or Men at Work.