L’Appalachian Trail, che dalla Georgia al Maine taglia quattordici stati americani snodandosi per oltre 3400 chilometri, è il capostipite di tutti i sentieri a lunga percorrenza e dimora di una delle più grandiose foreste della zona temperata del globo. All’età di quarantaquattro anni Bill Bryson, in compagnia dell’amico Stephen Katz – decisamente sovrappeso e fuori forma – si cimenta nell’impresa di percorrere il leggendario sentiero. Nessuno di loro ha la minima cognizione delle norme elementari di sopravvivenza nella natura selvaggia, e l’escursione dei due cittadini, abituati a camminare nei civilizzatissimi spazi dei centri commerciali, si svolge all’insegna di una divertita incoscienza, tra spassosi contrattempi, bufere di neve, nugoli di insetti spietati, incontri con animali selvatici e con l’improbabile umanità che popola il sentiero.
Scritto in una prosa lieve e spigliata, arricchito da documentate digressioni dell’autore e da un umorismo che talvolta sconfina nella satira di costume, Una passeggiata nei boschi è un originalissimo libro di viaggio, nel segno della scoperta e del divertimento.
- ISBN: 882351391X
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 310
- Data di uscita: 17-09-2015
It's been a busy couple of weeks, so I thought I'd spent the last of my holiday indulging in a witty travelogue to set my feet itching. Unfortunately, I picked the wrong book. Years of declining the advice of the Bryson-worshipers, it seems, was not in vain. I'm halfway through, and - like the author Leggi tutto
I am what some might call a pussy hiker . I do genuinely enjoy a leisurely stroll in the “mountains” of Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. I like the pretty views. I always bring my conveniently-sized L.L. Bean backpack ($39.95 from the Kittery Outlets ) so I have a place for my camera and cell Leggi tutto
I kind of surprised I liked this book at all , because: a) I read pathetically little non-fiction b) I've never read a travelogue ANDc) I'm only a fan of the Great Outdoors as long as I'm safely Indoors . So, color me shocked that I not only finished this, but giggled my way through quite a bit of it! Leggi tutto
I am a huge fan of hiking. My friends and I, several times a year, will take trips out to random State and National Parks. We spend a great deal of time out in the woods and any sort of nature. It is not only enjoyable and relaxing but good to stay in shape. But then again my friends and I are all p Leggi tutto
I wanted to like Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail. Not sure what I was expecting from this—perhaps more about hiking on the actual AT and the reasons Bryson made this trek—but I was mostly disappointed. It read like a series of travel brochures: here’ Leggi tutto
I'm no city mouse. I'm a country mouse who lives in jeans and who often has a thick layer of soil under her nails from gardening. But, when compared to my brother, I feel like Beyoncé. My brother is like. . . Inman, from Cold Mountain . A man who walks and walks, all over Appalachia. He knows how to fo Leggi tutto
Bill Bryson calls the Appalachian Trail "the grandaddy of long hikes," but for me, this book is the granddaddy of hiking memoirs. I first read it sometime around 1999, and I enjoyed it so much that not only have I reread this multiple times, but it also inspired me to read at least a dozen other hik Leggi tutto
Definitely read the book if you're a fan of the outdoors and hiking. I learned about the book after watching the movie, and let me say, the book to me was much better.
Bill Bryson is extremely annoying. I started out liking this book, but the further I went along, the more obnoxious I found the author's smarter-than-thou attitude. And that's a shame, too, because I was very interested in the subject matter and had the impression that Bryson wrote with a comedic ed Leggi tutto
Travel writing does not get any better or any funnier than this. This is Bill Bryson at his very best,side splittingly funny. Bill Bryson sets out with his friend Katz to hike the Appalachian trail. The trail is picturesque,but for two men in their forties,it is still hard work. As he always does,Brys Leggi tutto
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