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TitleA Walk in the Woods
AuthorBill Bryson
ISBN0307279464
ImprintBill Bryson Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatMass Market Paperback
Pages397

Description

Subtitle Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail The Appalachian 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.

Reviews

erin

A Walk in the Woods By Bill Bryson

It s been a busy couple of weeks, so I thought I d spent the last of my holiday indulging in a witty travelogue to set my feet itching Unfortunately, I picked the wrong book Years of declining the advice of the Bryson worshipers, it seems, was not in vain.I m halfway through, and like the author on ... (Sign in to see more)


Jason

A Walk in the Woods By Bill Bryson

I am what some might call a pussy hiker I do genuinely enjoy a leisurely stroll in the mountains of Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire I like the pretty views I always bring my conveniently sized L.L Bean backpack 39.95 from the Kittery Outlets so I have a place for my camera and cell p... (Sign in to see more)


Anne

A Walk in the Woods By Bill Bryson

I kind of surprised I liked this book at all, because a I read pathetically little non fiction b I ve never read a travelogue ANDc I m only a fan of the Great Outdoors as long as I m safely Indoors.So, color me shocked that I not only finished this, but giggled my ... (Sign in to see more)


J.L. Sutton

A Walk in the Woods By Bill Bryson

I wanted to like Bill Bryson s A Walk in the Woods Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail Not sure what I was expecting from this perhaps about hiking on the actual AT and the reasons Bryson made this trek but I was mostly disappointed It read like a series of travel brochures here s the hi... (Sign in to see more)


Diane

A Walk in the Woods By Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson calls the Appalachian Trail the grandaddy of long hikes, but for me, this book is the granddaddy of hiking memoirs I first read it sometime around 1999, and I enjoyed it so much that not only have I reread this multiple times, but it also inspired me to read at least a dozen other hiking... (Sign in to see more)


Ken-ichi

A Walk in the Woods By Bill Bryson

Undoubtedly an amusing, breezy read, full of the kind of fun and hilarity all the blurbs lead you to expect For instance, Hunters will tell you that a moose is a wily and ferocious forest creature Nonsense A moose is a cow drawn by a three year old That had me laughing on the train.I can t say I lik... (Sign in to see more)


Jeff

A Walk in the Woods By Bill Bryson

Going into this book, I really had no idea of what to expect from Bill Bryson Even though I picked this book up based on Diane s terrific review , I had never read the author before and let s face it blurbs on the cover only tell you so much You have to read and live with an author s prose to get a ... (Sign in to see more)


Jason Koivu

A Walk in the Woods By Bill Bryson

A Walk in the Woods Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail pressed all my favorite buttons Humor Adventure Danger Storytelling Nature Local personal interest Et cetera.I even liked that the author Bill Bryson is a American Brit ex pat transplant and thus an outsider giving his opinio... (Sign in to see more)


Miranda Reads

A Walk in the Woods By Bill Bryson

Well, scratch the Appalachian Trail off my bucketlist Bryson sets off to walk the Appalachian trail with only an extremely overpriced backpack packed with equally ridiculously expensive gear , an old friend that he hadn t talked to in years and a will to find his next story He quickly realized that ... (Sign in to see more)


Kelly (and the Book Boar)

A Walk in the Woods By Bill Bryson

Find all of my reviews at After reading A Man Called Ove last week, I was afraid nothing would compare and I d be stuck in book hangover mode unless I picked something totally different from what I normally read I decided to go to the library website incognito in order to not get the typical ... (Sign in to see more)


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