Book Review — Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson

Notes from a Small IslandNotes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It’s confirmed: Bill Bryson is officially the funniest author I have ever read.

In a Sunburned Country, his book about his Australian travels, was a riot—but I didn’t want to make my proclamation yet since I was on a flight to Australia when I read it. Bias and all that, you know how it is.

But after reading this book about the UK? Yup. A must have for anyone interested in travel, (mis)adventure, hilarity.

This is not a guide book. It’s a recollection of the author’s six-week trip around the Isles and is filled with more poignancy and astute observation than you’d expect (and of course, the aforementioned antics). Even decades after it was published, it has hardly aged.

Take a chance on this and read the first few chapters. I can guarantee that there will be laughs on every page.

While you do that, I will be making my way through the rest of his published work, because I’m completely sold on this guy now.

The only thing I have against Notes from a Small Island is that I am stuck in Canada and all I want to do is book a one-way ticket to the United Kingdom. *shakes fist*

View all my reviews


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s