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User Review  - brenzi - LibraryThing

”Australia is just so full of surprises. There is always something just down the road---a treetop walk, a beach harboring ancient life-forms, museums celebrating improbable Dutch shipwrecks or naked ... Read full review

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User Review  - Course8 - LibraryThing

This travelogue is interesting and entertaining if you stay in the bubble that is Bryson's worldview. Unfortunately he is biased. It is a view of Australia limited to the perspective of the invaders ... Read full review

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User Review  - ProfH - LibraryThing

There are moments of research and interest, but most of this travel writing is cliche. At times the writer seems very impressed with his own (unremarkable) wit. While I occasionally enjoyed hearing ... Read full review

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User Review  - mrgan - LibraryThing

A shaggy-dog travelogue, all random bits and musings, incomplete and oddly outlined. But no matter—Bryson is a tremendously entertaining writer, so even when his anecdotes aren't A material, even when he writes about the tritest little bits of his travels, he puts out a damn readable book. Read full review

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User Review  - CSDaley - LibraryThing

I laughed a lot. Don't know how I managed to not read any Bill Bryson over the years. This will end now. Read full review

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