Neither Here Nor There
Like many of his generation, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe in the early seventies -- in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. Twenty years later he decided to retrace the journey he undertook in the halcyon days of his youth. The result is Neither Here Nor There, an affectionate and... show more
Like many of his generation, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe in the early seventies -- in search of enlightenment, beer, and women.
Twenty years later he decided to retrace the journey he undertook in the halcyon days of his youth. The result is Neither Here Nor There, an affectionate and riotously funny pilgrimage from the frozen wastes of Scandinavia to the chaotic tumult of Istanbul, with stops along the way in Europe's most diverting and historic locales.
Publish date: 1998-05-18
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
The thing that really struck me with this book was how annoying it would have been traveling in Europe back in the late 80s and early 90s (or even earlier). Okay, automatic teller machines were starting to appear, but it wasn’t like now where you basically had a common currency over much of the cont...
This was the one Bill Bryson travelogue I've been most looking forward to hearing since I've never yet not loved every place I've been in Europe. So of course it stands to reason it's the one I enjoyed the least. Let me start by saying that the narrator, William Roberts, does an excellent job. H...
Informative and hilarious as always. Bill Bryson has the ability to combine a good amount of complaining together with praising the beauty of things that surround him.When it comes to the audio versions, I absolutely LOVE William Roberts' narrating style. He was also the narrator of my version of [b...
I reread Neither Here Nor There last night, one of the books that I used to think of as one of the best examples of humorous travel writing. Bill Bryson is probably the world's most popular travel writer (he takes four of the top five slots of Goodreads' most popular travel books), and he is in fact...
For me, the nontravel books of Bryson's are exceptional, but I don't quite believe Bryson is temperamentally suited for writing good travel guides.He seems more like a researcher who enjoys long spells at home, one who gets easily lost and frustrated like me in foreign places, except that he has a b...