|Plot Summary of In a Sunburned Country|
|"Bryson turns his charming, pleasant attention to the nation-continent of Australia. This highly readable book gives you history, biology, zoology, geography and a Cook's tour of Australia's many cultures and environments -- from the natural wonders (including the world's strangest, oldest, and most venomous creatures) to the eccentrics that explored and ruled this poorly-known country. The author's look is idiosyncratic but loving, and definitely makes you want to see the place."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|"Bryson tours Australia by car and train, visiting the larger cities, the outback, the tropical rainforest, and every tourist attraction he can find. He recounts both his travels and information about Australia - its creatures, its history, its people - in his usual humorous, personal style, displaying his great affection for the area in the process. This is perhaps his most charming and amusing book to date."
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of In a Sunburned Country|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- visiting a culture in other country
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- Australian (mate!)
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- moving train
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- little dialog
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