No. I read this book years ago, and thought I liked it. Ive read most of Bill Bryson's books, and consider myself a fan. Listening to Lost Continent, I realized it is much more mean spirited then I remembered. I was very surprised, and a little disappointed.
Mr. Bryson does find some interesting things along the way on his road trip, but has very little charity for when his expectations are not met. I guess the tittle "Lost Continent" should have clued me in that his opinion of the trip was mostly negative.
Mr. Bryson revels in mocking several of the places he visits. He does this in many of his travel logs, but seldom so often or with such enthusiasm.
I read this book once before, and remembered it being more light hearted and fun. Hearing it in the author's own voice somehow makes it seem more serious and his attacks more vicious.
I am a big fan of Mr. Bryson's work, and it is my opinion that this is one of his best. I can't say what an Australian listener might think of it, but never having been to the country myself, I was fascinated.
This audio book is entertaining. The characters are likeable, the setting - a supernaturally charged New Orleans - is interesting, and the reading is well performed.
This book was fun. I enjoyed it. it was to light for me to really consider it horror, but if is probably a pretty good example of a Supernatural Detective novel.
I also recommend the Dan Shamble PI series by Kevin Anderson.
Both the book and the movie are offbeat, funny, and full of memorable characters. I did not expect this take on the zombie apocalypse to be so great. Now I hope the author or other writers continue to write stories in this vein.
It's good. The sound editor should have cleaned it up a bit more though.
You might find it interesting to know that the creature mentioned in this story is thought by many to be a sort of vampire, but that not everyone agrees. Certainly, it is more mysterious than romantic. I am a big fan of M.R.James, and this is my favorite story of his.
If you are a fan of British Comedy, you will like this. My only complaint is that it is short, and there don't seem to be any sequels.
I havent read the print version.
It deserves a place in on anyone's WW2 bookshelf.
The book is better.
The story is engrossing, and the author cuts the tension with the character's offbeat humor.
The narrator is excellent. His tone perfectly reflects the attitide of the main character.
There is, but no spoilers.
SOOO much better then the movie.
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