Notes From a Small Island vs Kingdom By the Sea

There are many similarities between Bill Bryson’s Notes From a Small Island and The kingdom by the Sea by Paul Theroux.

I prefered Kingdom By the Sea because although Bryson was wittier, it was hard to empathise with his abrasive, somewhat crude character, and I felt Theroux shed more light on the English psyche.

One Reply to “Notes From a Small Island vs Kingdom By the Sea”

  1. I’ve always like Bill Bryson and never been able to get all the way through anything written by Paul Theroux-so maybe I am a bit biased. Bryson is a bit of twit, but then, that is part of his charm.

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