Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Books - Bill Bryson (Funniest writer I know)

Ever since I started reading Bill Bryson books about 2 years ago, I have not stopped and am clamouring for more. His latest title - Life and times of the Thunderbolt Kid, is a childhood memoirs about growing up in America in the 1950's and 1960's. As usual, he gives us a light hearted account of a childhood dominated by the shadow of the Cold War and where crowds gathered to watch a nuclear test in Nevada. His other travel narratives such as, Down Under, Neither Here Nor There are extremely funny and once you start reading, you will not want to put them down.

In A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill attempts in his own humourous way to explain how our universe, galaxy and earth works, from flora, fauna, geography to zoology. He also highlights the stupidity of mankind that have let animal and plant species go extinct, polluting our only earth. Definitely for the layman out there.... wherever he's lying.... Haha.

Do pick up his books and I am sure you will be hooked.

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