Stranger On A Train: Daydreaming and Smoking Around America Paperback – 15 Jan. 2004
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- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1860499953
- ISBN-13 : 978-1860499951
- Dimensions : 20 x 1.9 x 13.1 cm
- Publisher : Virago; New Ed edition (15 Jan. 2004)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: 87,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer reviews:
(Diski's) near-erotic musings on the dreaded weed almost made me want to take up smoking again. And that's saying something. (Irish Times)
Beautifully written (Times)
* Follows the prize winning memoir, Skating to Antarctica.
* The story of her troubled teenage years in and out of psychiatric institutions intercut with a contemporary tale of travelling across America by train, surrounded by strangers.
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I found the structure really interesting, she related a meeting with a stranger during her travels, which in turn would provoke a memory from her life. You become interested in her journey around America for the insight on American train travel and her life is drip fed without much initial explanation, you have to piece it together.
It's quite introspective, philosophical and it isn't a fast paced page turner, but I enjoyed it. Much more than some of the other celebrity autobiography's I've also read as research and seemed plodding and dull chronologies by comparison.
I'd recomend it, but stick with the first few chapters as I do think it's an acquired taste.