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  • Author:
    Bill Bryson
  • ISBN:
    0552998087
  • ISBN13:
    978-0552998086
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  • Publisher:
    Black Swan; New Ed edition (January 2, 1999)
  • Pages:
    384 pages
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    Writing Research & Publishing Guides
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The Lost Continent book. A dyspeptic man in his middle The Lost Continental: A Look at Bill Bryson. Bill Bryson's travel books are mostly like this one, a constant whining about everything. His other books I love.

The Lost Continent book. I come from Des Moines  . It's not that I don't get the "humor" in this book, I just think that it isn't funny, not in the least.

The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America is a book by travel writer Bill Bryson, chronicling his 13,978 mile trip around the United States in the autumn of 1987 and spring 1988. It was Bryson's first travel book. He begins his journey,. He begins his journey, made almost entirely by car, in his childhood hometown of Des Moines, Iowa, heading from there towards the Mississippi River, often reminiscing about his childhood in Iowa

A travelogue by Bill Bryson is as close to a sure thing as funny books get. The Lost Continent is no exception. Oh, the book sparkles with humor, as does everything Bryson writes. But small-town America deserves better than this.

A travelogue by Bill Bryson is as close to a sure thing as funny books get. Following an urge to rediscover his youth (he should know better), the author leaves his native Des Moines, Iowa, in a journey that takes him across 38 states. Lucky for us, he brought a notebook. With a razor wit and a kind heart, Bryson serves up a colorful tale of boredom, kitsch, and beauty when you least expect it. Gentler elements aside, The Lost Continent is an amusing book.

Bryson’s acclaimed first success, The Lost Continent is a classic of travel literature – hilariously, stomach-achingly, funny, yet tinged with heartache – and the book that first staked Bill Bryson’s claim as the most beloved writer.

Bryson’s acclaimed first success, The Lost Continent is a classic of travel literature – hilariously, stomach-achingly, funny, yet tinged with heartache – and the book that first staked Bill Bryson’s claim as the most beloved writer of his generation. Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. His bestselling books include The Road to Little Dribbling, Notes from a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, One Summer and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. In a national poll, Notes from a Small Island was voted the book that best represents Britain.

After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson took the decision to move Mrs Bryson, little Jimmy et al. back to the States for a while.

The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America. Instead he finds a continent. After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson took the decision to move Mrs Bryson, little Jimmy et al. But before leaving his much-loved Yorkshire, Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around old Blighty, a sort of v. Journeys in English.

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Bill Bryson's bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent and Notes from a Small Island, which in a national poll was voted the book that best represents Britain. Another travel book, A Walk in the Woods, has become a major film starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson. His new number one Sunday Times bestseller is The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island

I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to'. And, as soon as Bill Bryson was old enough, he left. Des Moines couldn't hold him, but it did lure him back. After ten years in England, he returned to the land of his youth, and drove almost 14,000 miles in search of a mythical small town called Amalgam, the kind of trim and sunny place where the films of his youth were set. Instead, his search led him to Anywhere, USA; a lookalike strip of gas stations, motels and hamburger outlets populated by lookalike people with a penchant for synthetic fibres. Travelling around thirty-eight of the lower states - united only in their mind-numbingly dreary uniformity - he discovered a continent that was doubly lost; lost to itself because blighted by greed, pollution, mobile homes and television; lost to him because he had become a stranger in his own land. The Lost Continent is a classic of travel literature - hilariously, stomach-achingly funny, yet tinged with heartache - and the book that first staked Bill Bryson's claim as the most beloved writer of his generation.

Hrguig
Having read several of his later books I decided to read his first book to see if he had always been such a delightful writer. I was not disappointed in any way. If anything I have enjoyed this book as much or even more than the others I have read. First, having grown up near Des Moines, Iowa I was delighted in his description of that lovely metropolis and then having traveled over the years I have visited many of the places he talks about. This book is a good read and this fall we will be traveling to several of the places he describes that I have not yet visited. Enough said!
Kagaramar
I had to go back and look at the copyright date because this could be America 2016. I assume the negative reviews are from people who don't like the way their town was portrayed. I don't think the author's judgement is harsh. It is accurate: America isn't perfect. This book portrays it, good and bad. And very funny in parts. The only shock is how prices have changed - and Bill thought prices were bad at the time! Five stars, yes.
Arakus
I love Bill Bryson. I love small towns everywhere, especially in America. But I didn't love this book.

I think perhaps there should be a law preventing anyone from writing a travel book when they're in a bad mood. That would eliminate most of the books by Paul Theroux, and it would at least cause Bill Bryson to think twice about writing a book disparaging one of the things I like best about America. Oh, the book sparkles with humor, as does everything Bryson writes. But small-town America deserves better than this.
Zut
sarcastically witty in places and informative about some historical places of interest, but otherwise not outstanding. I would give it a four if Mr.
Bryson had been a little more respectful about the people he wrote about. Some of it is quite offensive.
Clonanau
I read this a few months ago, right after a 2 months trip driving across the USA....so I can relate to much of what he describes, and I agree with him of just about all of it! I laughed out loud at almost every page...Some people didn't like it, but that might be because he described them in this book in a not too favorable light...too bad! It's hysterically funny...unless you are the ultra-sensitive type!
Yanki
Having lived in England a number of years, Bryson's views of small-town America are rather negative. I understand that, but he dismissed some towns that I've enjoyed. Chapter after chapter of negative observations gets old. My least favorite of his modtly excellent books.
Made-with-Love
The book author is pretty self-absorbed. The was almost no research on any of the areas he visited but had a self-centered view with a snobby tourist approach to the places he visited. It's a nice tour of the U.S., but there's nothing to learn from the observations.
didnt like it much. he was more sarcastic than even his norm. hard to tell what were real comments about the changes in the country and what were his ?humorous exagerations, which ruined the reason i got the book in the first place. would not order from this vendor again. took forever to get. we do have airplanes to ship on nowadays.