Top positive review
A sad reminder
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2020
Bryson's ability to weave together well-researched informative material with excellent descriptions and an abundant helping of humor, is again demonstrated in this book - which for some reason doubles as "Down Under."
My only complaint is that while reading the book on my Kindle, I was unable to take it with me to places where I would not be alone (e.g. clinic and dental waiting rooms, hairdresser's salon, concert hall foyer, Café or public transport), because I often burst into uncontrollable laughter, which might upset people near me and could even result in my removal to a department for the mentally disturbed.
After reading the book I began to hear of the tragic, devastating bushfires destroying much of the beauty Bryson describes, transforming the book into a sad reminder of that vast, unique continent.