A Walk in the Woods

by Bill Bryson | Travel |
ISBN: 0552997021 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingzimortwing of Gjøvik, Oppland fylke Norway on 7/14/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingzimortwing from Gjøvik, Oppland fylke Norway on Monday, July 14, 2008
The longest continuous footpath in the world, the Appalachian Trail stretches along the East Coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine, through some of the most arresting and celebrated landscapes in America.
At the age of forty-four, in the company of his friend Stephen Katz (last seen in the bestselling Neither Here Nor There), Bill Bryson set of to hike through the vast tangled woods which have been frightening sensible people for three hundred years. Ahead lay almost 2,200 miles of remote mountain wilderness filled with bears, moose, bobcats, rattlesnakes, poisonous plants, disease-bearing ticks,the occasional chuckling murderer and- perhaps most alarming of all- people whose favorite pastime is discussing the relative merits of the external-frame backpack.
Facing savage weather, merciless insects, unreliable maps and a fickle companion whose profoundest wish was to go to a motel and watch The X-Files, Bryson gamely struggled through the wilderness to achive a lifetime`s ambition- not to die outdoors.

I bought this in a second-hand-shop to be relased.
I have read "Down Under" by Bryson earlier and I liked it, so I try this one too.

Journal Entry 2 by wingzimortwing at Varanasi, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- India on Monday, November 17, 2008

Released 13 yrs ago (11/17/2008 UTC) at Varanasi, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- India



I have send this in the mail to a bookcrosser in India.

Journal Entry 3 by banyantree from chennai, Tamil Nadu India on Sunday, November 23, 2008
Undoubtedly one of Bill Bryson's finest - it is pure travelling and he paints evocative images of what it is like to attempt 2000 miles of hiking in the mountains. Punctuated with a lovely sense of humour the book is outstanding reading.

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