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October 17, 2006
by Findaway World
Written in English
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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt KId Written by Munroe from Chapel Hill, NC on December 21st, Book Rating: 5/5; If you were a child in the era that he writes about you will be reminded of so many things that you probably have not thought about in years. I found myself laughing out loud in my car listening to his recollections. In THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE THUNDERBOLT KID, we learn a great deal more about Bill and his friends and how he started his worldwide meanderings. Bryson was the son of a sports reporter father, Bill Bryson, Sr., and women's page columnist Mary Bryson, who wrote for the Des Moines Register.
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid was a very enjoyable memoir that I thought effectively covered both the author’s childhood and the wider issues going on in the country at the time. It was the perfect mix of personal and national issues with a fantastic touch of humor. Warm and laugh-out-loud funny, and full of his inimitable, pitch-perfect observations, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid is as wondrous a book as Bill Bryson has ever written. It will enchant anyone who has ever been young. Last summer I attended my 30th high school reunion.
Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in His bestselling books include The Road to Little Dribbling, Notes from a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, One Summer and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. In a national poll, Notes from a Small Island was voted the book that best represents Britain. The author describes his all-American childhood growing up as a member of the baby boom generation in the heart of Iowa, detailing his rich fantasy life as a superhero known as the Thunderbolt Kid and his remarkably normal s family life.
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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid is a must read for anyone who grew up in the fifties and sixties. He captures life in the fifties and early sixties through the lens of a pre-teen boy.
Though he grew up in one of Iowa's larger cities and I grew up in a small New Mexico town, the experiences are very similiar/5. Anyway, "The Life and Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid" is Bryson at his best: qualifyingly affectionate, irreverent, and evocative of a kinder, gentler middle-class American upbringing.
Reading this transports me to little towns called Midvale, or /5(K). Bill Bryson's bestselling books include A Walk in the Woods, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, and A Short History of Nearly Everything (which won the Aventis Prize in Britain and the Descartes Prize, the European Union's highest literary award).He was chancellor of Durham University, England's third oldest university, from toand is an honorary Brand: Crown Publishing Group.
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson traces Bryson's childhood in s America. He relates an all-American experience in Des Moines, Iowa, full of family oddities, friendships, and his own rich imagination.
The work intertwines the. Free download or read online The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Bill Bryson. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Hardcover format.
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Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bry Cited by: 3. Part memoir, part social history, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid is a hoot. Bryson describes his idyllic childhood growing up in the middle of the USA, in the middle of the last century, in the middle of the baby boom years - a time of unprecedented prosperity for the country as a whole, quite different to the depression-era experiences of the previous generation; but.
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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. by Bill Bryson. pp, Doubleday, £ There is simply no avoiding Bill Bryson. He doesn't so much write new books as scatter his whim to the four. Warm and laugh-out-loud funny, and full of his inimitable, pitch-perfect observations, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid is as wondrous a book as Bill Bryson has ever written.
It will enchant anyone who has ever been young/5(). The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir Paperback – Sept. 25 by Bill Bryson (Author) out of 5 stars ratings.
See all 21 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price New from Used from /5(). In large part, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir is about childhood. Bryson writes about the events and feelings he had growing up in Des Moines during the s.
For the most part, Bill's childhood is a good one. Nothing bad really happens, although there are larger threats that he is aware of. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir - Ebook written by Bill Bryson. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.
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News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid Plot: What's the story. In s Des Moines, Iowa, a six-year-old boy finds a mysterious, scratchy green sweater with a satiny thunderbolt across the chest. The jersey "bestows" magic powers on the wearer: X-ray vision, the power to zap teachers and babysitters and deflect unwanted kisses from old people.
Browse stories and reviews on Anobii of The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid on Playaway written by Bill Bryson, published by Findaway World in format Audio CD The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid on Playaway This is a superb book, full of warmth, wit and wonderful anecdotes from the author's life.
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He had a 'rich fantasy life as a superhero - The Thunderbolt Kid'. Free shipping over $Cited by: 3. "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson" by svornikb (see profile) 06/29/ We enjoyed reading this book. It was a fun book to read and talk about memories from our own childhoods.4/5(8).From one of the most beloved and bestselling authors in the English language, a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the s Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century——in the middle of the United States—Des Moines, Iowa—in the middle of the largest generation in American history—the baby boomers.4/5().For those who arrived later, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid will still be a hilarious look at bygone days, but you may need help from an old Saturday Evening Post or that old bald guy down the street to understand some of the references.
Whatever your age, you will yuk it up big time reading Thunderbolt Kid.