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Great book. A wonderful answer to Walden, The Darma Bums, Jack London, and Thomas Wolfe. Vollmann turns riding the rails into a meditation on fatherhood, what it means to be a son,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Philip Rafferty Jr.
A bit disappointed. The material here is more of a diary of random thoughts with few historical pieces on train hopping experiences. I still have not finished the book. Read morePublished on July 6, 2014 by steve delor
An interesting glimpse into vagabond life on the rails. Though some literary effects seem to be over used, this work provides a box car perspective on the hobo existence of a... Read morePublished on September 26, 2012 by Raymond Viola
Its worth checking out. Kinds did it cause he wanted to, not like most that have to, but he owns that. It is a good book, and worth the timePublished on March 5, 2012 by Blaue
When I discovered this piece hidden in a used book store, I read the jacket and knew that I had to read it. After all, they say you can't judge a book by its cover. Very true. Read morePublished on November 1, 2011 by Erik B
I loved this book and it being the first I'd ever read by William T. Vollman, I decided to pursue more of his writing. Read morePublished on February 26, 2011 by LT
I've ridden a couple freight trains. If you are crazy about freight trains you will love this book, partially because there isn't much written on the topic and it a lot safer (and... Read morePublished on November 30, 2010 by Aaron Kreider
I've ridden a couple freight trains. If you are crazy about freight trains you will love this book, partially because there isn't much written on the topic and it a lot safer (and... Read morePublished on November 30, 2010