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Travel Writing as I like it to be .
15 September 2016
So a mixed set of reviews , but for me , this is one of the best examples of travel writing that I have read in the last couple of years . Personally I find it has the right mix of description of landscape and mood , pertinent historical details [ or trivia to some ] and encounters with people . He has made the effort to personalise his people , unlike some writers who don't even give a name , and OK some of them are obese . Or should I complain that he mentioned a red Prius a number of times ? I didn't find his political leanings spoilt the flow of the narrative but this could mean that I also must be liberal lefty ! No , for me it meant he had a different opinion to some and because he is human , he did add personal comments but , as I read it , he did not belabour the point . Or did he ? Perhaps if I was a racist , do you think I could complain about him championing the cause of the ' Red Indian ' instead of shouting up the ' Yankee Cavalry '. For me however , he put forward the current thinking of many in America on this issue of the First Nation or American Indian . It was also brought into focus how this thinking does not extend to either Hispanic or Black groups .
So settle back in the passenger seat and enjoy , like me , the journey down Route 83 .