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'Travels With Charley' Seen In A New Light,
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This review is from: Dogging Steinbeck: Discovering America and Exposing the Truth about 'Travels With Charley' (Kindle Edition)
A really enjoyable book which I demolished in three sittings.
I have read Steinbeck's "Travels With Charley" Travels With Charley and have also spent a few months criss-crossing the route that he took fifty years ago. So I thought that I understood the man and his journey.
However, Mr Steigerwald's "Dogging Steinbeck" was both a revelation and a joy to read. As he follows Steinbeck's old route, he meticulously highlights the discrepancies between what appears in Steinbeck's book and the facts from the author's research. He also describes his own experiences on the trip. However, it is most definitely not a criticism of Steinbeck as a major novelist.
At the end of the book (Trip's End) Mr Steigerwald's summarizes his findings and describes the reaction to them by literary experts. This part alone is a gem.
If you have enjoyed any of Steinbeck's novels, I would recommend that you read "Dogging Steinbeck".
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Initial post: Feb 6, 2013 10:36:51 AM PST
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How on earth can this author say he "exposes lies of Steinbeck" when 1) it was 50 years ago, things have changed, and 2) Steigerwald did NOT do it with a black standard poodle. Steigerwald is full of it!
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