The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The title of this book promises a lot of adventure and wonder, which the book most definitely delivers! You will laugh when you read this, guaranteed. You could learn about America in the fifties and early sixties from any number of sources, but Bryson provides an incredibly entertaining POV of a young boy- which never fails to hold your interest or make you laugh. These aren't just monotonous facts or a history lesson, but a perspective and experiences that make that time so much more real, not just to those who can relate to growing up then, but to anyone who has been a kid or had an imagination. Incredibly engaging writing!
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