A Walk in the Woods
The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll... show more
The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way–and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).
Publish date: 1998-05-04
Publisher: Random House Audio
Edition language: English
A WALK IN THE WOODS was okay. The author and his friend did not get to hike the entire trail as they had originally intended, which was not only disappointing for them but for me as well. I learned about the history of the trail and how the whole thing works. I previously had no idea that the tr...
Funny and entertaining. Loses a couple stars for endless dated hyperbole about how acid rain is going to wipe everything out (actually serves as a good warning to take whatever today's environmental panic of the moment with a big grain of salt) and his several unneeded shots at religious people (He ...
Read this for Pop Sugar Challenge prompt "set in wilderness". I had never read a Bryson book before, so the beginning chapters took me longer to read as I was trying to get into the groove of his writing. I will admit that it took me more chapters to find that groove than my usual and I almost DNF...
Well worth reading. A little tiresome humor sprinkled in, but for the most part an informative and interesting piece of reporting. Hard not to somewhat like Bryson and company. But a steady diet would certainly be too much.
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson is part travelogue, part comedy, and part monologue. The book is at times informative, at times unkind, and at times funny. It is a personal journey, a social commentary, and a call to action to protect the Appalachian Trail. Overall, my reaction is as diverse as t...