A book can get you out of your house, your town, even out of the country. I'm an avid reader believing reviews help find the good ones.
A couple years ago I watched a PBS documentary on Richard Proenneke and was blown away by his story. He followed his dream by giving it all up to live in the Alaskan Bush.
The book is written as a journal, yet very captivating. I enjoyed his outlook on nature and found it interesting how he built his cabin with hand tools. He was a true adventurer.
I fell in love with this man as well as his book, story and lifestyle. I know I will revisited this book many times in years to come. A true classic, must read!
I own this book and read it many years ago. It was then that I fell in love with Bryson’s sense of humor and his writing style. When I started audio books it was a must download for me. The book was even better as a listener!
Bryson’s wit and sense of humor make the story come alive. His friend Katz kept me laughing throughout. This book makes you want to grab your backpack and take off on the trail. I wish I had the time to hike the AT or PCT but life gets in the way. I’m glad there are books like this I can escape into and dream of being there. A wonderful way to spend your time and a credit!
I enjoyed the Alaskan adventure of this story. I envy people who give it all up to escape the rat race and see if they can survive in the bush. This story had all the makings of a great adventure, weather, animals, struggle and hardship. The story was well written and moved at a great pace. I could hardly put this one down. A credit well spent!