The book covers a whole bunch of features ranging from humour, adventure, story telling, history to nature through personal accounts, making a deep connection with the reader. It is one of the longest armchair hikes you will ever do, and certainly one of the most enjoyable and memorable.

Bryson sets off to walk the Appalachian trail with only an extremely overpriced backpack (containing equally ridiculously expensive gear), an old “friend” that he hadn’t talked to in years and a will to find his next story. He quickly realises that the months of preparation he conducted (and the lack of months his friend prepared) were not nearly adequate. But on the plus side, he has certainly found his story.

An ideal companion for a hiker or adventurer who seeks to relax with a good read somewhere in middle of nowhere.

 

Review: Skand Agarwal