Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Book 77: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
ah, another one by bill bryson. you might as well just stop reading now, because you know i'll recommend it. this was our hero, bill, reminiscing about his boyhood in des moines, iowa. he was, of course, a superhero as the title of the book implies. this was the easiest read by him yet. it was more than just his tale of growing up; it was a nostalgic look back at what some might consider the golden age of middle america: the fifties. we had just won the war, the economy was booming, many of our cultural mainstays were in full swing and just about everyone was godly and happy. it was a delightful and humorous read. as with all of his books, i had to laugh out loud which last night got me some funny looks on the stationary bike. i think this is what i'll get my dad for christmas. he is only one year younger than bill, also grew up in the midwest, and i'm sure will identify with many more of the experiences. and bill...i'm still waiting for your call. or comment.
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