|Plot Summary of Neither Here Nor There|
|"Bill Bryson's Neither Here Nor There takes up where A Walk In The Woods leaves off. Althought the setting changes from the American wilderness to the great cities of Western Europe, the reader will find themself caught up in his hillarious travel misadventures. In midlife Mr. Bryson attempts to recreate the travel itenerary of his youth some twenty plus years earlier when he backpacked across Europe with highschool buddy Stephen Katz.
The descriptions of historic sights and people encountered along his journey are laced with witty observations and laugh out loud situations. Some of Bill Brysons miscues are self-inflicted due to his pursuit of cozy bars and good draft beer. With the great cities of Europe as the backdrop for this journey to revisit his past the book moves along at a quick pace.
The author finds humor in the most awkward of situations while handling adversity with a stoic British sense of decorum. A skill he has learned over a twenty year period living in Britain with his wife and children. This trip is taken just prior to returning with his family back to America."
David Fletcher, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Neither Here Nor There|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
ethnic of society (outside)
- European Culture
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other people
- healthy but a geeky weakling
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 10 ()
- moving train
- mostly 1st
Book makes you feel?
- very happy
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- eccentric personalities
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
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