Category Archives: Book Review

“In the Distance” by Hernán Diaz

November, 2019 It might be a stretch to call In the Distance a road trip book, as there is very little detail about the lands traversed by Håkan Söderström, who set sail as a lad from Sweden with his older brother, … Continue reading

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The Oregon Trail – Another Road Trip Book

March, 2018 My brother recommended that I read “The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey ” by Rinker Buck. I figured that I should read it simply because I loved the author’s name. The name Rinker is German in origin … Continue reading

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And Yet Another Book Report: “Travels With Charley: In Search of America” by John Steinbeck

I have read a few of John Steinbeck‘s novels in the past, and generally found them to be quite depressing. Once I was no longer required to read them for school, I chose to avoid him as a writer. However, … Continue reading

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Another Book Report: “A Walk Across America” by Peter Jenkins

Peter Jenkins set out on a journey to discover America. On the way, he discovered himself. He began his walk on October 15, 1973 in New York and ended it about one year later in New Orleans. He walked away … Continue reading

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Book Report: “Blue Highways” by William Least Heat-Moon

Blue Highways: A Journey Into America is another of the books listed in the Atlas Obscura article by Richard Kreitner and Steven Melendez: “The Obsessively Detailed Map of American Literature’s Most Epic Road Trips.” This is the seventh of the … Continue reading

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Book Report: “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac

When I was in high school almost half a century ago, I was taught the proper punctuation for book titles, magazine articles, etc., but now I’m no longer sure. I’ve used italics, quotations marks, sometimes bold face. I decided to … Continue reading

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