21 de novembro de 2012

Nano-Review: "Notes from a Big Country"

Notes from a Big CountryNotes from a Big Country by Bill Bryson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Quizais demasiado condicionada a lectura por ser unha recolleita de artigos de 3-4 páxinas, o estilo faise divertido ao principio e farta cando levas a metade lida. Acabas vendo ao Bill como o típico vello que se queixa de todo e todo lle parece mal, neste caso sobre Estados Unidos. Ten algúns capítulos moi divertidos, pero a comparación co "A Short History of Nearly Everything" (definitely 5 stars) fai que "Notes From A Big Country" se quede nas dúas estrelas.

Maybe my experience is conditioned by the fact that this book is a collection of 3-4 pages articles, but the thing is the writing style is funny at the begining but upsetting when you are in the middle of the book. Bill seems here the typical grumpy old man complaining about everything, about the United States in this case. The book has some really enjoyable chapters, but when you compare it to "A Short History of Nearly Everthing" (definetely 5 stars) you notice that "Notes From A Big Country" doesn't deserve more than two stars.

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