Yes, very well written. Mr. Steinbeck is someone I can identify with. Fiercely independent with a strong interest in the outdoors.
Swimming into the bay to save his boat during a storm. His emotional ties with his dog. The harsh reality of racism in the southern states in 1959.
no. This is well read.
I laughed a few times in the beginning. The book ends on a serious note.
This is a well written book that is worth the credit and the time. I believe that you will definitely learn from the experience. Enjoy.
A constantly interesting and delightful description of a wonderful trip across the country! It is beautifully read and fascinating! Wonderful!
I expected an story and view of Americana,,, geography and culture, but found the author's politics and prejudices interfering in what could have been a great account of his travels.
As Steinbeck said that The Badlands were no more representative of America than was Disneyworld, I would say that The Coopers, or the Cheerleaders, or his Texas hosts were no more representative of the families I have known as a life long resident of Texas and Louisiana.
great story and based on my road trips in live I can understand the rush at the end. like smelling water when you parched from thirst...you break out into a run.
It was too much talk about his feelings. I just wanted to hear about what he saw.
No, I like Bill Bryson very Much. He is funny as well.
It was a great book. I don't generally read these types of books. I enjoyed this very much. I am surprised that I enjoyed the fact that this book was primarily about his experiences on a journey.
In a small, peaceful town on the Equator, the sun always sets at 6, and a good audiobook is always the perfect evening companion.
A leisurely listen to the account of Steinbeck’s iconic road trip after all these years is pure pleasure, and the wisdom of his penetrating observations is undeniable. Perhaps the best known is, “We do not take a trip; a trip takes us.” There is also compelling reasoning for traveling alone, and in revisiting the haunts of his youth on the West Coast, surprising insights into the true nature of ghosts: they are us.
The most powerful experience is that of his sweep through the racist Deep South of 55 years ago, and it’s enough to make you squirm. As it did him.
I do not know what the voice of John Steinbeck sounded like, but from now on it will be that of Gary Sinise, who provides exactly the right mix of warmth, irony, and—at the end—exhaustion from a marathon observant journey across America.