Maggie, the owner of McKeown’s Books and Difficult Music, gave me a copy of this book for my vacation.It’s a great work! Bill decides to hike the Appalachian Trail (AT for short), which runs from
Neither is in good shape, but they manage to do a decent job. The stories of the technology of hiking and some of the people they come across are very funny. Not all of the trip was fun, though; there were a few scary episodes when the weather changed drastically, and the terrain was not what they expected.
Mr. Bryson states that “… the
Perhaps no area in the developed world has undergone a more profound change in just a century or so, at least not in a contrary direction to the normal course of progress.”
And in Chapter 9, he beautifully writes, “.... When you’re on the AT, the forest is your universe, infinite and entire. It is all you experience day after day. Eventually, it is about all you can imagine.”
Whenever I visited bookstores in the