The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain by Bill Bryson
Reviewed by: Jennifer Chretien, Reference Librarian
20 years after his Britain travel adventures in "Notes from a Small Island", Bill Bryson is back writing about another British road trip. This time he is older, grumpier, and slightly more sardonic.
As usual, Bryson peppers his stories with lots of trivia, which overall leaves a listener feeling like they are listening to travel stories from their curmudgeon friend or grandpa. While this might not be everyone's cup of tea, I found the book to been amusing and incredibly entertaining.
That said, I would not necessarily recommend Little Dribbling for a first time reader of Bryson's, unless you enjoy humorous cynical observations. Instead, I would encourage new readers to check out Notes from a Small Island or his Australian adventures In a Sunburned County.
Overall I have to say Bryson hasn't lost his spark and Little Dribbling made for a wonderful distraction during an at times tedious commute.
Rating: 4 stars