Monday, May 12, 2014
For the Future
One of my favorite authors is Bill Bryson (he's hilarious) and "The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-town America" would be a great addition to the syllabus as a change of pace from the typically European and/or Asian adventure novels we've read in the course. His style of writing appeals to armchair adventurers AND the book focuses on the American landscape, something I don't think we were really able to cover this semester. I would, obviously, recommend "A Walk in the Woods," which is entertaining and, perhaps more importantly, a story about the challenges armchair adventurers face when they leave their armchair.