Other readers found it boring, and I'll admit it is a bit stiff, very cerebral at times. But nothing worth having comes easily, and if you can buy (into) the ticket, Walter Kern takes you on a fascinating ride. With the imagery of W.C.Williams, the honesty and masculinity of Kingsolver or Carver, Hunter's devil may care, and the imagination of Pynchon, you won't find a better book in these stacks.
His best work.
A++ highly recommended
one of the rare cases the film adaptation is better than the book. probably because the film took its own direction and fleshed out his mileage, family, and female relationships much better. in the book, much of the plot and stories/arcs regarding his miles, family, women, book/speaking falls flat and anticlimactic.
I found this book very difficult to get through. There were numerous times I considered not even finishing it but rather decided that the book might get better by the end. It didn't.
Not the kind of book that you want to read if you are looking for a lot of action, but I love the way that the author takes things that most of us regard as mundane or an inconvenience such as air travel or staying in hotels and make them seem poetic.
One thing though - the book bears very little resemblance to the movie
What a dull book. It started well enough but crashed soon after and by the end I just wanted to shoot myself and couldn't wait for it to end. Pure torture. This is a story without a story. That 1,000,000 traveler's points is a sham. Please don't pick up this book. You'll thank me for it.
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