Book Review | The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain
The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain from Flickr User: Wolf Gang

The first one was better.  Could I end my review there?  Maybe.  But I won’t.  I really love the image of this guy above, this is sometimes how I see Bryson in his traveling books.  Bryson is a local guy, an American, but he moved to England for some time and has written about different locales all over the world, my favorite still being A Walk in the Woods.

To me, The Road to Little Dribbling, sounds like it could be a book about a baby that drools.  I’ve never understood why the names are themselves funny in England, I guess we have a lot of those in America too though.

Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson by Flickr User: The National Churches Trust

Bryson is a funny and engaging travel writer and I have read many of his books.  There hasn’t been one that I disliked.  All of them have been entertaining enough.  This is the only book that I know if that is a sequel to one of his other books, Notes from a Small Island. I gave both of these books 3/5 star rating.  Not great, but in no way bad.  Still entertaining and I will keep them and re-read them at some point in the future as well.

The only reason they got a low’ish’ rating is that there are a lot of inside jokes that only Englishmen will get.  Not being one a lot of references to people and places went over my head.  Maybe this is why I liked A Walk in the Woods so much.  Since that book takes place in the Application Mountains it’s a little closer to this California boy than England is.

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