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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 12:41 PM

2. I read it as the first in a "triple crown of wilderness books"


I read Wild!, then John Krakauer's Into the Wild, and then Bill Bryson's Appalachian Trail book, back to back to back.

I think Strayed's was the best of the 3, although Bill Bryson's book was funny. Krakauer's Into the Wild? It didn't feel like there was enough source material for it to be an entire book--would've been better as a 2- or 3-part long read series in a magazine (and I do believe some of it was excerpted that way originally).

Anyway, Cheryl Strayed made me want to dust off my hiking boots and get back out there. I like the way she weaves the stories of the trail with remembrances of her mom, her marriage, things past.

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