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I read this book 47 years ago, and it was very good then and it was very read the second time.
I absolutely loved this unconventional travelogue by John Steinbeck as he travelled the U.S. in the fall of 1960, with his dog, a large poodle named Charley.
Steinbeck is of course one of the great American writers, but this book gives the reader insight into the personality of the author.
Love this one, listen to as I drive home from work at 12AM on the road alone for 2 hrs. Good companyPublished 2 days ago by Pandora
a wonderful window into America just at the start of Kennedy's presidencyPublished 4 days ago by Garry Clayton
Such a great book. A glimpse at America just before Vietnam and the Civil Rights movement. It is chilling, yet poignant , some of the encounters that Steinbeck identifies on his... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Book Geek
I read this book years ago when it was first published, but I needed to reread it to be able to discuss it with one of my students. It was a pure delight! Read morePublished 5 days ago by Julia S. Pascu
On every page a turn of phrase that startled and pleased me.. A writer confident enough of himself that he can be wry about what he sees and does.Published 6 days ago by Lois
The book was a gift for my son's father in law. He took a very similar trip with his Jack Russell when he retired. The book of course is a classic. The seller was not. Read morePublished 7 days ago by RGR
Wonderful trip across the US. Many states I always wanted to visit. Plus his dog an added feature!Published 9 days ago by percy jones