Interesting connection between sprawl and serial killers.
The author engaged my interest and kept it by presenting Kemper within the context of America's car-centric culture in a narrative that eschewed sensationalism.
Introducing some of the most dynamic and horrific individuals American managed to produce in the 20th century along the way.
This book has a strong social anthropological perspective. The cases presented are well known, but the insights are fascinating when placed in both historical and cultural... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I ran across this book in Oxford,Ms, at Square Books, a place known for an excellent selection of eccentric titles. I picked this one up and read it in a day and half. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rodney N. Wiethop
This is book is so much more than its title would suggest. Great read, fantastic history. I highly recommend it.Published 2 months ago by AngelaWr
the building of the highway system part was interesting, the murders not so much. Reading between the lines brought out the arrogance of the author I found unappealing and stopped... Read morePublished 5 months ago by CorkiDeCat
I found this book to be boring. It seemed more a book on the history of highway systems than one about killers using them. Read morePublished 5 months ago by mmichael
This was required for my Sociology of Murder course. It was a great buy and has been an interesting read.Published 5 months ago by DMK
it's an okay book, but i find it tedious, and i don't like how it goes on and on about the interstate highway system, then darts suddenly into an account of one of the serial... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Burton W. Wilson
This book is a long and extremely well written essay on the culture of post war America. Ginger Strand, a stylist of the highest order, has examined three exemplary... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Comment Man
I gave the book "Killer on the Road" by Ginger Strand three stars because only one chapter, Chapter 5, tells me about the life of truckers and the dangers of truck stops. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Bill Emblom