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Old 08-08-2005, 01:47 PM   #7
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I'm reading Notes From A Small Island by Bill Bryson, which was pretty big when it was published about ten years ago. I didn't really want to read it because I assumed it would be American-guy-comes-to-UK-tells-us-things-we-already-know, but my girlfriend loves it and showed me a passage in which Bill describes the exact same confusion in catching a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston that I experienced, so I'm giving it a go. It's very funny

Speaking of Thompson, another genius work of his is Kingdom of Fear, which isn't so much a novel as a collection of memoirs, letters and stories. He was very anti-Bush, which he isn't subtle about revealing (whore-face and goofy-child-President) but his extended metaphors are so well constructed you'll marvel when he finally reveals the point of some of his passages. I'll miss him

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