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Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe (original 1992; edition 1998)

by Bill Bryson

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Title:Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe
Authors:Bill Bryson
Info:Black Swan (1998), Paperback, 304 pages
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Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson (1992)

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Fun and interesting look at Europe. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
Fun and interesting look at Europe. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
I loved aloud continually.. great travelogue and very human experiences. ( )
  MarkPSadler | Jan 17, 2016 |
I loved aloud continually.. great travelogue and very human experiences. ( )
  MarkPSadler | Jan 17, 2016 |
I loved aloud continually.. great travelogue and very human experiences. ( )
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Bryson, Billprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cosimini, SilviaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Holzförster, ClaudiaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McShane, MikeNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mehren, HegeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"William James describes a man who got the experience from laughing-gas; whenever he was under its influence, he knew the secret of the universe, but when he came to, he had forgotten it. At last, with immense effort, he wrote down the secret before the vision had faded. When completely recovered, he rushed to see what he had written. It was 'A smell of petroleum prevails throughout.'" [Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy]
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In winter Hammerfest is a thirty-hour ride by bus from Oslo, though why anyone would want to go there in winter is a question worth considering.
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"We used to build civilizations.  Now we build shopping malls."
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Like many of his generation, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe in the early seventies -- in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. Twenty years later he decided to retrace the journey he undertook in the halcyon days of his youth. The result is Neither Here Nor There, an affectionate and riotously funny pilgrimage from the frozen wastes of Scandinavia to the chaotic tumult of Istanbul, with stops along the way in Europe's most diverting and historic locales. Like many of his generation, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe in the early seventies--in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. Twenty years later he decided to retrace the journey he undertook in the halcyon days of his youth. The result is Neither Here Nor There, an affectionate and riotously funny pilgrimage from the frozen wastes of Scandinavia to the chaotic tumult of Istanbul, with stops along the way in Europe's most diverting and historic locales.

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Bill Bryon backpacks across Europe, retracing the same steps he took 30 years earlier.

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