A walk in the woods

Bryson, Bill

| 1998

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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 off 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 tics, the occasional chuckling murderer and - perhaps most alarming of all - people whose favourite 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...

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Sebastian Ersson

2015-07-25

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Bde rolig och informativ ven om andra hlften tappar stort. Blev definitivt intresserad av att lsa mer av Bryson.

Oskar Henriksson

2011-02-23

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Bryson r en mstare p att gra till synes vardagliga och trista ting till humor. Han har en skn humor och han lyckas hlla sig p en lagom seris niv. En bra mix av reseberttelse, samhllskritik och humor. Rekommenderas!