I was thrilled to see Bill Bryson on the 100 book challenge list as he’s one of my favourite authors.
In saying that, I was surprised to see that they’d chosen ‘Notes from a Small Island’ as the book on the list. I started reading it a few years ago and lost interest, preferring to read his European adventures book (Neither Here Nor There) or the American counterpart (Notes from a Big Country).
I mean, really, what does the UK itself have to offer?
Sure, London’s pretty neat and Stonehenge can be impressive (for the first three minutes at least) but I always saw England as a travel destination from which to take other trips to more exotic places like Prague or Barcelona or Amsterdam.
Could someone really write a whole 265 pages on the England, Scotland and Wales alone?
Because it was on the list, I had to give it ago.