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Roads: Driving America's Great Highways

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2002

    Highway Information

    I can't recall a McMurtry book that wasn't interesting and this one is about as good as any of them. His style of intellectual comment and homespun philosophy as he barrels along the open roads is wonderful. A bit like Bill Bryson without the acidity.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2013

    My book club picked it, not me.

    Oh, narrative, where did you go?

    Needless to say, I did not enjoy this book. There is no real structure or direction to this book. To say it was tangential is understating the matter. Essentially, Larry McMurtry chose a near-stream-of-consciousness approach to travel writing, with his mind often wandering on to the authors who lived at each stop of his journey. Frankly I didn't care about any of that. When he wrote of the geography or people or culture or landmarks or history of the stops along his way, I found myself attentive, but half the time McMurtry rambled about this obscure author or that, and my bordom was palpable.

    I probably should give this book two stars since I enjoyed certain sections. Particularly the areas around Colorado and Montana. I'm giving this book one star hoping that B&N will get the hint and stop recommending more books similar to this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    Not recommended

    Not his best writing. Too dry and didn't grab this reader's interest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Interesting

    I enjoyed learning about different parts of our country. I read things that I doubt I will ever read anywhere else.

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  • Posted October 18, 2010

    Dull

    Larry McMurty rambles the main roads of America and rambles on about obscure literary references, both without pause. I guess. I had enough and had him let me off around page 25.

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