A Walk in the Woods
God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail.
The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas.
With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey.
An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian TrailUser Review - Brian Shoop - Goodreads
What an amazing read this book was. I sampled 4 or 5 books before starting this one and couldn't put it down. A Walk in the Woods was a fun book about a man and his friend's journey as they attempt to ... Read full review
Review: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian TrailUser Review - Katie Seaward - Goodreads
I have read, reread, and then reread this book. It is flipping fantastic. The humor is mostly subtle, and the descriptions are detailed. It can take a little while to really get into, but once you do it is difficult to put down. Read full review