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In a Sunburned Country
by Bill Bryson

Published: 2001-05-15
Paperback : 352 pages
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Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out.

His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller A Walk in the Woods. In A Sunburned Country is his report on what he found in an entirely different ...
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Introduction

Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out.

His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller A Walk in the Woods. In A Sunburned Country is his report on what he found in an entirely different place: Australia, the country that doubles as a continent, and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. The result is a deliciously funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiousity.

Despite the fact that Australia harbors more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else, including sharks, crocodiles, snakes, even riptides and deserts, Bill Bryson adores the place, and he takes his readers on a rollicking ride far beyond that beaten tourist path. Wherever he goes he finds Australians who are cheerful, extroverted, and unfailingly obliging, and these beaming products of land with clean, safe cities, cold beer, and constant sunshine fill the pages of this wonderful book.

Australia is an immense and fortunate land, and it has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide.

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What did you know about Australia before you read the book?? What did you know about it after?
How do you relate to Byrson's sense of humor??
He has a lot of little bits of information about Australia. What was your favorite?
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  "Good take on Australia. "by [email protected] (see profile) 07/17/17

He is funny, but also does give us some history and a sense of the flora and fauna of Australia. A good mix of a travelogue and other assorted stuff. I enjoyed it.

 
  "In the sunburned country of Australia"by Neyly (see profile) 01/18/12

Everyone in the book club seemed to like the book though most of us had not quite finished it: so, interesting, even enjoyable, but not riveting - though all of us planned to finish it. I learned so... (read more)

 
  "It was a good book if you like memoirs"by izzybook (see profile) 02/25/09

This was a good book. It definelty makes me want to travel to Australia. I also learned about the country of Australia. Lots of fascinating information. Since this is considered non-fiction be ready for... (read more)

 
  "Great book, now I want to visit Australia more than ever!"by Ttanner (see profile) 02/18/09

 
  "The Perfect Combination"by eatlizzardsdaily (see profile) 01/21/09

This book was a perfect combination of history, information, comedy and intrigue. It made me want to never visit Australia because of all the dangerous flora and fauna, but I have such a desire to see... (read more)

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