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Ted Conover's first book takes the reader along on his dream trip?a hardscrabble netherworld built for freight, not people?in search of an America "where numbers live like men."
Ted Conover's first book takes the reader along on his dream trip—a hardscrabble netherworld built for freight, not people—in search of an America "where numbers live like men."
Posted September 26, 2006
I just purchased this book. It's written by an Amherst College graduate. If you're not familiar with Amherst College it's a prepy, almost Ivy League college located in Massachusetts. Anyways, the author of this book is currently attending this college while writing the book... and it shows. He writes the book as though it's a college essay and this makes for very insincere prose in my opinion. But it does go into some in depth, first hand experience about the hobo world. So if you're absolutely desperate to find out information about this hobo world, you don't mind discovering this information from the point of view of a richy rich college student, and you can tolerate 260 pages of poor writing, then read this book. It's not horrible, just not great.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.