|Plot Summary of A Walk In The Woods|
|"This is about Bryson's journey of discovery along America's Appalacian Trail (AT) that takes him from just outside Atlanta, GA to the mountainous woods of Maine. While he takes some breaks from his hike and does not complete the entire 2,160 mile trek, he gains an appreciation for the journey and the effort needed to walk even small portions of the AT.
He has penned a truly funny book detailing the gritty conditions and hardships of life along the trail. For companionship on his hike he has brought along a childhood friend. Together they meet odd and interesting individuals, encounter wildlife, experience the aches and pains caused by physical exertion and grow to appreciate the beauty and solitude of the American wilderness.
As Bryson chronicles the progress they make as they journey north, he tosses in facts about the AT, it's tragedies and triumphs, and quite a bit of insight into why he undertook this trip. He is a gifted journalist and a keen observer of the people, places and things around him."
David Fletcher, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Walk In The Woods|
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- surviving in outdoors
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other people
- healthy but a geeky weakling
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 10 ()
- mostly 1st
Book makes you feel?
- very happy
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- eccentric personalities
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
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