I have just finished Bill Bryson’s Notes from a Small Island and is a beautifully written piece, with humour and insight. I, in fact cried when he talked about visiting North Wales, so vivid was the description that it actually made me home sick! I would be interested to know if you can feel that moment of recognition in some of his other books, especially if it is places you have never been to. I think it is worth the risk. As the cover states, you will snort with laughter and I did do that, and it has been a long time since I found a book that was both funny and thought-provoking.
September 15, 2012