A Walk In The Woods
- Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date:
- 01 July 1998
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The best laugh out loud travel book ever written. Read it!
Typical Bill Bryson, in that I was laughing from the first to the last page of this book. I thoroughly appreciated much of what he was going through after having just hiked hundreds of km's in backcountry New Zealand myself, although at least I didn't have to deal with Katz or any kind of bears!
History, sore feet, and Katz. No better combination has ever been created. OK< OK< perhaps MacBeth and A Catcher in the Rye, but AWITW is marvelous - informative and real, while at the same time laugh out loud funny. As with many of his other books, Bryson is able to weave history and social issues into what purports to be a travelogue. Who knew that reading about Newts in the Smokies could be so...fulfilling?
This book was putatively about hiking the Appalachian Trail, however it also covered a lot of other ground (so to speak) both related to the trail and not. So funny I almost put it in the humor section.
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