Last year for Birthmas my Big Sis bought me The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson. She bought it based on a Vlog I had made called In Search of Bill Bryson. If you’ve seen the video, you will know that I had been unsuccessful in trying to track down books by Bryson at my local library. She had watched this and decided to fill my Bryson shaped hole with a Birthmas present.
Bryson is fun to read, and his observations on even the most mundane things are very entertaining to read. This book is full of witticisms and brutally straight commentary on life in general. The skeleton of the book is Bryson travelling from one end of England to the other, and the meat is his discussion of everything he sees, feels, and experiences along the way.
One of the best things about this book is that it is easy to pick up and put down. The stories and anecdotes are short, and while he may spend nine or ten pages in one place, those pages are broken down into smaller parts that you can read in a few minutes. There are laugh out loud moments, sobering discussions on how government works, and pervasive dry wit throughout.
Pick it up and read it all in one go, or make the most of the shorter sections and read it bit by bit. Either way, you’ll definitely have a good time.