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“Profound, sympathetic, often angry . . . an honest moving book by one of our great writers.” The San Francisco Examiner
“This is superior Steinbecka muscular, evocative report of a journey of rediscovery.” John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate
“The eager, sensuous pages in which he writes about what he found and whom he encountered frame a picture of our human nature in the twentieth century which will not soon be surpassed.” Edward Weeks, The Atlantic Monthly
It's amazing how relevant Steinbeck's observations of America are forty years after he wrote this book.
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.
I believe Steinbeck to be the premier American writer of the 20th Century. After reading all his fiction, I finally got to Travels with Charlie and found it to be a marvelous... Read morePublished 1 day ago by John W. Wilde
I enjoyed the interaction between John and Charlie. Sometimes it was hard to tell who was the real pet.A good book to aid us on the way the country behaved in the early 60'sPublished 5 days ago by Mike Uschold
I so enjoyed this book myself that I'm giving it as a gift to a friend who will traveling with her dog.Published 6 days ago by singingcat
This is a good book, but its honestly not Steinbeck's best work. Loved East of Eden.Published 6 days ago by thall
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! As soon as I have time to read for pleasure, I plan to re-read other Steinbeck novels as well!Published 8 days ago by Nothin' Could be Fina'
The best book of read in quite some time. Great insights and great writing.Published 10 days ago by James A Miller
Is this one of Steinbeck's masterworks of literature? Of course not; but it is a very enjoyable memoir of what had to be the trip of a lifetime. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Todd Kinsey