This memoir of Bryson's youth in the Midwest is interesting and entertaining. Occasionally Bryson destroys the mood by injecting political comentary that has nothing to do with the plot.
I am still trying to figure out how a rant against political intrigue in Central America fits in this book. Equally hard to comprehend, is the fact Bryson seems unable to understand that nationalizing private businesses and distributing their assests to the masses, is in fact, communism. It doesn't matter whether one agrees or disagrees with this policy. It is what it is. Bryson seems to feel this is more democratic than communistic. Come on Bill, you are smarter than that!
First of all, let me say that there has never been a book with a more unbelievable, ridiculous plot. That said, The character development and writing style of the author are very good. It is like this fellow can really write, but just could not come up with ant type of plot for a book.
I cannot recommend this book, but if this guy writes another, maybe with a co-author, I might try it.
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