A Walk in the Woods

by Bill Bryson | Travel |
ISBN: 0552997021 Global Overview for this book
Registered by electronicmonk of Lichtenfels, Bayern Germany on 1/27/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by electronicmonk from Lichtenfels, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Wirklich lesenswert

Journal Entry 2 by electronicmonk at Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Released 11 yrs ago (2/10/2010 UTC) at Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany

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Massenentlassung beim BookCrossing MeetUp im "Via Nova I"!

Journal Entry 3 by erinacea from Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on Thursday, February 11, 2010
Recommended by electronicmonk, and since I was in a "take books home" mood, I did. :)

Journal Entry 4 by erinacea at Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on Monday, June 28, 2010
In the front of the book there's a collection of misc. voices advertising "Notes From A Small Island". With some slight changes, the last one is a perfect match for this book:
"Splendid... What's enjoyable is that there's as much of Bryson in here as there is of Britain the Appalachian Trail." (Sunday Telegraph)

To clarify: I obviously replaced Britain in the above quote ("the woods" would also work), but otherwise it's a perfect fit. To tell the truth, there isn't a lot happening to Bryson and company while hiking, but the tone of writing makes it sound interesting anyway.
Well, with one caveat: as long as Katz' antics are involved.

From chapter 13 onwards, Bryson is on his own and these chapters felt a real slog: I mostly remember loads of complaints about how the modern industry and greedy tourists are destroying the forests and endangered species. While he's certainly got a point there, it simply got old after a while. The only reason I continued reading at that point was that Bryson hinted that Katz would join him again later, and when he finally did (in chapter 19) things immediately looked much more interesting. I guess two men of such wildly different temperament traveling the wilderness together are simply more fun to read about than a single man undertaking day hikes.

I'm planning to take this book along to my next meet-up, whenever that's going to be.

Journal Entry 5 by erinacea at Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on Monday, July 12, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (7/10/2010 UTC) at Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany

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Taken along to Saturday's meet-up where it found a new reader.

Journal Entry 6 by Feuerzeug11 at Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on Monday, July 12, 2010
Vom Meet-up am Samstag mitgenommen...

Journal Entry 7 by Feuerzeug11 at Lichtenberg, Berlin Germany on Friday, April 19, 2013
Neben der humorvoll erzählten Wanderung über den Appalachian Trail bietet das Buch einige interessante Einblicke in die amerikanische Gesellschaft. Finanzielle Sorgen der Nationalpark-Verwaltungen einerseits und andererseits völlig überdimensionerter Straßenbau - jenseits des Großen Teichs gibt es offensichtlich ganz ähnliche Probleme wie hier.

Journal Entry 8 by Feuerzeug11 at CUM LAUDE in Mitte, Berlin Germany on Monday, May 06, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (5/10/2013 UTC) at CUM LAUDE in Mitte, Berlin Germany

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Das Buch kommt mit zum monatlichen Meetup, wo es hoffentlich auf einen interessierten Leser treffen wird. Gute Reise.

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