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Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe Paperback – May 15, 2001
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From Publishers Weekly
After 20 years as a London-based reporter, American journalist Bryson ( The Mother Tongue ) set out to retrace a youthful European backpacking trip, from arctic Norway's northern lights to romantic Capri and the "collective delirium" of Istanbul. Descriptions of historic and artistic sights in the Continent's capitals are cursory; Bryson prefers lesser-known locales, whose peculiar flavor he skillfully conveys in anecdotes that don't scant the seamy side and often portray eccentric characters encountered during untoward adventures of the road. He enlivens the narrative with keen, sometimes acerbic observations of national quirks like the timed light switches in French hallways, but tends to strive too hard for comic effects, some in dubious taste. He also joins other travelers in deploring the growing hordes of peddlers who overrun major tourist meccas.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Library Journal
Born in Iowa, Bryson (A Walk in the Clouds) backpacked through Europe as a young man. While living in England some 20 years later, he revisited many of the same places, and here he jumps back and forth between old memories and new experiences. He begins with rather negative incidents and throughout spends a great deal of time on his woes, often due to hangovers, missed opportunities with young women, and difficulties with transportation and hotel personnel. Bryson is a rather talented, opinionated writer who obviously has spent a fair amount of time walking and traveling by bus and train in Europe. Since he is given to serious profanity at times and brushes upon topics such as sex with animals and prostitutes, this is definitely not family entertainment. His descriptive ability is considerable, and his commentary, while rambling, is generally interesting. His enunciation and inflection are good, but an affected British accent creeps in at times. It's like a self-indulgent memoir of which few will care and some will be offended. Only libraries willing to risk patron indignation at his profanity, some of his topics, and his repeated generalizations about nations and their people should consider.ACarolyn Alexander, Brigadoon Lib., Salinas, CA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top customer reviews
Oh I digress.
I enjoyed his travel around Europe. I have been to a few of the places since 2000. It is funny how the people don't change. Sometimes, the author would complain a bit much about the dirt, city, streets, hotel, food, etc
Well things have changed most European cities have cleaned up their act in many ways, realizing tourism is their main money maker.
I have traveled a fair amount 23 countries, for work and pleasure. My attitude is it is all about the adventure. There are good things, great things, and bad things about travel.
I will definitely read another Bryson book, because he is witty and a bit snarky, and speaks the truth. When he says he hated Katz, I can relate to similar feelings of travel companions.
Enjoy and know Europe is much cleaner and touristy than he projects. That is good news and bad.
Bryson covers some history of the cities he visits and lets us know what to expect when we visit these places--how crowded the museums are and about dealing with the people of these countries.
There are many parts of this book which made me laugh out loud. A touch of sarcasm the laces the humor in this book. Bryson never fails to entertain while educating his reader. This is true in all his books. If you've not read a Bill Bryson book before, this one is a good start.
Even if you aren't a world traveler, I think you will like this book.
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can make me laugh out loud when by myself.