Another excellent work by Bill Bryson. Full of enlightening and surprising information. Not as humorous as his other books, but still wonderful. My only criticism is a relative lack of non-British/US context. Was surprised by Bryson's charming British accent. Always thought of him as an American author.
Great listen if you love real estate or architecture.
I have read or listened to other Bill Bryson books and really like his work. But "At Home" was quite different from what I had expected. By using each room in a house as a jumping off point, he was able to go through great swaths of mostly British and some American history in the last 300 years. And the interesting and curious things mostly lead one to conclude that people are violent, stupid and sadistic. It was insightful, often entertaining, and made me question again and again my own viewpoints. I highly recommend it.
Very good book... What could be a very dry subject, is very interesting. Pretty sure it's Bryson's narration that sells it.
Interesting book packed with interesting facts within a fast moving narrative. No possible way to get bored with this one. Took a bit to adjust to Bill Bryson's voice. Not what I imagined him to sound like! But he does wonderful job. Thanks Bill for all your works!
A fascinating insight into things that relate to our lives. I might listen to the whole book again!
I highly recommend this book to others who are curious about the details of their everyday lives.
Thank you Bill Bryson for making the mundane so interesting!!
Well documented and well researched history of everyday life - entertaining!
The book is excellent. But it is the Bill Bryson reading it. He has a very big accent and very hard to be understood. That is sad because the book is very interesting.