Yet another example of my taste's running counter to (nearly) everyone else: I didn't like it.
I do not like it in a car, I do not like it at the bar, I...moreYet another example of my taste's running counter to (nearly) everyone else: I didn't like it.
I do not like it in a car, I do not like it at the bar, I do not like it near or far, I do not like it - it's sub-par!
Green Eggs and Ham aside, I slogged through this book. It was the nightly read-aloud with my husband, and as it barely passes the 200 page mark, I though we'd breeze right through it. Wrong.
This book is more about what we don't know about Shakespeare than what we do. Perhaps some people enjoy 200+ pages of, "Well, we don't really know what Shakespeare was doing during this time period, so instead let me tell you about what people he may have known were doing," but I'm clearly not one of them.
There were some interesting historical tidbits, but truly this book was more about "A Bunch of Things that Happened When Shakespeare Was Alive" than about the man himself. Unsurprising, considering how little is known about him, but boring nonetheless.
I've also heard many people sing Bryson's praises as a humorous writer, and if I expected more than a few chuckles, I was gravely disappointed. For truly funny writing, I turn to A.J. Jacobs, who has made me laugh so hard I cried. (less)