Bill Bryson

Reviews of books by this author:

One Summer: America 1927

I’m a big fan of Bryson, starting from way back when he (mainly) wrote travel books. More recently, he’s been focusing on in-depth looks at specific subjects, largely looking at history. This book focuses on America in the summer of 1927. At the time, the US was starting its rise to dominance of the global stage, – Read the rest of this review

At Home: A short history of private life

I’m a big fan of Bill Bryson, his books generally have me flicking between laughing out loud and sucking up remarkable stories and facts from the places he visits. He has an accessible style that allows him to take complex subjects and present them in a way that is both interesting and understandable to anyone. – Read the rest of this review

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

I came to Bryson’s work quite late, wondering what all the fuss was about, now having read almost all of his published work, I can say that I certainly am a fan. I like the way he combines humour, insight, facts and figures and observation into a joyful ensemble. He is one of only two – Read the rest of this review

A Short History of Nearly Everything

A fantastic, accessible and often hilarious walk through the trials and tribulations of human development and the many ingenious, lucky and often bizarre events that have lead us on the path to the present day.  As usual, Bryson informs and entertains in equal measure, turning his inquisitive eye over all of human history in an effort – Read the rest of this review

The Lost Continent

I obviously only managed to rate this, rather than write a full review.