Isem Da Da itibaren Texas
Lauren, bunu Nihayetinde bitirdim! Earnest ile yakında size geri dönecek. :) Gerçekten kötü yazılmış olduğunu düşündüm, ama konu telafi etmek için yeterince büyüleyici oldu. JKO çok karmaşık bir insandı, ancak bir araya getirilen yarım alıntıların (genellikle bir paragrafta birkaç tane) bir araya gelmesi, sadece kimin alıntılandığını değil, aynı zamanda bazen biyografi yerine Star dergisi okuduğumu da karıştırdı.
Bu kitap bana kendi kapsayıcılığım hakkında daha iyi (ve daha iyi) hissettirdi. Yalnızlık bir hastalık değildir!
So many people told me to read this 2nd book after reading the 1st some years ago. I'm glad I finally did as I loved it. A real page turner with fascinating characters and a plot with many twists, turns and surprises. Thoroughly recommended.
Would recommend: Maybe I liked this Bill Bryson memoir well enough, but it was still disappointing. I usually laugh out loud occasionally enough throughout his books that my overall impression is that the book is funny, but this one struck me as more ... ah, boring. For much of the book, he narrates from the perspective of Childhood Bill, and I thoroughly enjoyed those parts, especially the section about when he realized adults had no idea what they were doing. The conceit of the Thunderbolt Kid was ill-founded, but amusing, and I don't think it added much value to the book. The other parts of the book are retrospective in nature, mostly talking about how Iowa was, including major agricultural products, acreage of farmland, population density, etc. I am all about nostalgic, "things aren't what they were!"-type writing, but I would have preferred a book that was simply from Childhood Bill. The mix of memoir and anthropological study was disorienting, and when you throw in a dash of Made-Up Superhero, well, I get confused. For what it's worth, I listened to the audio version, and Bill Bryson does NOT sound like what I imagined. I was all, "Who is this dude narrating?" And then he came out with, "Read by the author." Oh. Still, the writing is good, and I might recommend it to baby boomers who would relate to the development of the atomic age and a time when kids packed into a matinee movie for the express purpose of throwing candy at the manager.