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Obvious disinterest with the world outside...not a great start to a book about riding a train.
on 28 June 2015
Jenny is given a simple brilliant opportunity to ride the train around the USA and write a travelogue of her ensuing adventures, and she's a good writing. She's engaging and makes the monotony of the travel interesting by talking about her life so far. But, it's a wasted opportunity. This book could have been so much better. I wanted to learn more about the train, the country, the towns she passed through. Instead I get a story interpreted by the authors addiction to cigarettes and mental health issues, (I understand this would be a difficult situation to override such personal demons) it never the less interrupted the flow of the words, and the end of the book seemed squeezed. In all it was a dissapointing read, but perhaps because the beginning was quite good, or the authors talent obvious.