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5.0 out of 5 stars So much more than a travel book!, 9 July 2004
This review is from: Stranger On A Train: Daydreaming and Smoking Around America (Paperback)
This is NOT a travel book! This is people watching by words - in her unmistakeable individual style Jenny Diski 'talks' to you on such a level that you often feel like her thoughts are actually yours and you forget you are reading at all! I read this book on holiday and came home feeling more like I had been on a train in the USA for a week than on a beach! Her reminicenses of her past are touching and poignant. You finish this book feeling like this excentric, rather neurotic lady is your friend, and her journey, yours. A highly addictive book, I would recommend this to anyone who has ever found themselves transfixed by the actions of a complete stranger, no matter how mundane they may be.
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J. E. Holmes says:
I agree; this book restored my faith in modern writers.
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