I’m not one to pick up a travel diary, but this was a definite exception… it’s a series of travel essays from a trek throughout the British Isles, which are nostalgic for me, as I studied abroad there in college and left a piece of my heart behind me. I’d forgotten a lot of the details that Bryson brought out, and it also just felt like England. He happens to be hilarious as well, which helped. It’s the perfect bedtime read… I don’t have to know what happens next, and there is no plot, just meandering from one place to the next and recording his episodic mishaps along the way.
My rating: *****
Language: there’s some, but it’s done in a funny way
Sexual content: not that I recall but he’s pretty irreverent, so I wouldn’t put it past him.
Political content: not that I recall, but it was written awhile ago.