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.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - setnahkt - LibraryThing
Not quite Innocents Abroad – or even Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need - but still pretty funny. Bill Bryson isn’t quite a travel writer, but that’s where you find his books shelved. A ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing
Bill Bryson finds it very difficult to be boring and that's certainly the case in "A Walk in the Woods". Bill and his friend Stephen Katz (someone we have met in previous Bryson books, and will meet ... Read full review
Other editions - View all
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Limited preview - 2010