Saturday, February 10, 2007

Neither here Nor there

Bill Bryson's Neither here Nor there: Travels in Europe was first published in 1991. Although Bryson can be humorous, I'll have to admit that his humor in this book grew very tiresome. First, at the beginning of his travels, one would presume during the "here" part, he seemed to delight in sexual humor and innuendo more so then in the later "there" part of the book. This came across as boorish and really annoying. He also seemed to be preoccupied with swearing much more vigorously earlier in the book. I'm not sure what was up with that. I enjoyed later books by Bryson more than this early travel log. If you should stumble across Neither here Nor there, you could read it but I wouldn't recommend seeking it out.

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