A Walk in the Woods

My third Bill Bryson book after a Short History of Nearly Everything and At Home. As usual, I loved his writing style and humor. I found myself laughing and snickering more while reading this book about struggling through the Appalachian Trail then the Anxious People novel.

Pros:

  • Lots of facts, and his usage of vocabulary has always been strong.
  • Dry, British humor

Cons:

  • No sources; there is a fact about the average American walking less than ____ miles a week which I couldn’t verify.

The novel was published back in 1998, I do wonder if anything has changed since. There were quite a few sections where Bryson crucified certain governmental actions (or lack thereof) which I suspect will have gained a lot of attention due to the book/movie. It’s just so depressing sometimes to read about the accelerating decline of nature.

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