Neither here nor there: Travels in Europe
In the early seventies, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe—in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. He was accompanied by an unforgettable sidekick named Stephen Katz (who will be gloriously familiar to readers of Bryson's A Walk in the Woods). Twenty years later, he decided to retrace his... show more
In the early seventies, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe—in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. He was accompanied by an unforgettable sidekick named Stephen Katz (who will be gloriously familiar to readers of Bryson's A Walk in the Woods). Twenty years later, he decided to retrace his journey. The result is the affectionate and riotously funny Neither Here Nor There.
Format: Kindle Edition
Publish date: 2015-06-02
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 258
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...