Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

From the Back Cover:

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).

My Thoughts:

This book got mixed reviews on Amazon, but personally... I liked it. There were several times I laughed out loud while reading this. A Walk in the Woods is a story about Bill Bryson and his mid-life crisis which led him and Stephen Katz, an overweight and out of shape college buddy, to tackle hiking the Appalachian Trail. Along the way, they meet an assortment of people including Mary Ellen, who tends to follow them around, and has the annoying habit of constantly clearing her sinuses with a grating honking noise that makes you chuckle. And then there is Beaulah and her extra-large-sized panties in the laundromat. Not a great book as a travelogue, but it will give you a few laughs.

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