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Nov

Review: The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America

   Posted by: Garrett   in Path

Just finished reading this (a month late) book. It was a book club selection. The person who picked it apologized profusely at the book club meeting because Bryson’s “books are usually really good.”

I did find it tough to get through. I think the biggest problem is that the laughs were often forced. It just was not very funny to me. In fact, the humor came at the expense of the author for me. Instead of looking for the good in the places he visited, he usually only noticed the bad and made fun of it. Like a snobby tourist (ironically, he made fun of them too).

He had some interesting insights and I thought it would be amazing to travel the country like he did. It would have been even better if he would have visited all lower 48 states.

All in all, it was interesting and I might just read another of his books just to see if this one really was his worst one!

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