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A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to. A WALK IN THE WOODS REDISCOVERING. AMERICA ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL by Bill Bryson. Not long after I moved with my family to a small town in. In the grand tradition of the travel memoir, writer Bill Bryson tells the story of his trek through the wilderness along the Appalachian Trail. A Walk in the Woods'.

It was a perfectly respectable appliance for, say, buttering pancakes, but patently inadequate for defending oneself against pounds of ravenous fur.

Carefully, very carefully, I climbed from the tent and put on the flashlight, which cast a distressingly feeble beam. Something about fifteen or twenty feet away looked up at me. I couldn't see anything at all of its shape or size--only two shining eyes. It went silent, whatever it was, and stared back at me.

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Because, you see, there is definitely something out here. Its eyes are three feet off the ground. A deer would have bolted.

This thing just blinked once and kept staring. I reported this to Katz. They're not so timid.


Try shouting at it. You there! I didn't know what this would achieve exactly, but it brought me a tiny measure of comfort to be nearer to him.

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When he was here in May, at our house, preparing to head out to hike the PCT, he was nudging me, emphatically, to hike the Appalachian Trail soon. He was doing this nudging as all three of my kids were in the kitchen with me, and one of them was literally hanging on to my leg.

Both dogs were starving, staring at me as we talked, our cats were walking in and out of the house, yowling for food, and my husband was outside, pulling weeds. I must have looked at him like he was an idiot.


Maybe someday, like, when we're retired?? Fair enough. I finished it today.

A Walk In The Woods

Here's what I have to say: I love Bill Bryson when he's funny, like when he's making social observations, or, in the case of this story, out hiking with his friend, Stephen Katz, and the hilarious commentary that ensues.

I don't love Bill Bryson when he bores me to bits, breaking off from the funny story to describe geological phenomenons or maps or the National Park system in the United States. Be humorous OR be didactic, Bill, but please don't be both.

After reading Bryson's book, I would like to hike at least part of the Appalachian Trail someday, if only to write about it. I believe that my desire to pepper spray any strange looking man on the trail, without a moment's hesitation, may make for some interesting writing.

Plus, I'd be sure to scream at every snake, and I'd probably be stupid enough to play with a bear cub.Bill decides to hike the trail with his friend Stephen Katz.

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A Walk in the Woods will make the laziest of individuals want to put on some boots and trek through the Woods or at least find yourself a good seat to read the book. I'm a country mouse who lives in jeans and who often has a thick layer of soil under her nails from gardening.

There was another heavy rustle and then the sound of lapping at the spring. Bryson's acute eye is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America's last great wilderness.

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He also hoped that his erstwhile co-star and friend, Paul Newman , would team up with him to play the role of Katz, although he jokingly expressed doubt as to whether the health-conscious Newman would consider putting on enough weight to accurately portray the rotund Katz Newman retired from acting in May and died in

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