Shanti, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Shanti)
This book is hilarious, fascinating and strangely inspiring! Bryson's vast research on the history of America's hiking trails and parks made this book not only entertaining but highly informative. I loved it, I would wake up early so that I could read at least a chapter before leaving for work.
Waney, December 31, 2012 (view all comments by Waney)
A WALK IN THE WOODS is a wonderful read; funny, honest, but quite long feeling, as it details the hundreds of miles explored. Bill and his hiking bud Steve are two daring and dedicated trekking comedians. After receiving my full dose of geography and botany info, along with the harsh realities of those who brave the "AT," I think I'll stick to my roundabout at home or a half day at Muir Woods again one day. For now I'm off to cuddle with my sachet.
jerrygreen818, July 18, 2011 (view all comments by jerrygreen818)
A hilarious adventure into the rough... Nobody can describe it like Bryson. The only reason it misses a star is he veers off course a bit - both in terms of not finishing the trail, but also in terms of the humor reducing a tiny bit as he strays into describing other aspects of history... but still a delightful and interesting read!
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