Blue Highways

by William Least Heat-Moon | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 0449204324 Global Overview for this book
Registered by DTH-272697 on 7/29/2002
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Journal Entry 1 by DTH-272697 on Monday, July 29, 2002
A journey into America.

"On the old highway maps of America, the main routes were red and the back roads blue..."

"The most ingratiating, life-affirming American travel memoir since John Steinbeck told of roaming with his dog, Charley...." Newsday.

Journal Entry 2 by DTH-272697 on Tuesday, February 10, 2004
I loved this book the first time I read it, maybe 10 -12 years ago. In my opinion, it's a far better book than John Steinbeck's. I wish I had reread it before I and my daughter made a roadtrip of 10,000 around the US this last summer, but didn't get a chance to until a little while ago, motivated because biba89 wants to trade me for it . I'll be giving it to her at the meeting in Utrecht Feb. 11. I enjoyed reading this book as much the second time as the first, I only wish that the writer would go back and retrace this journey and comment on what the same places (and people, if still alive) are like now, 20 years on.
The book is very well written: Least Heat Moon uses some words I had to look up: viridescent, violescent, drumlin, coign, cockahoop, whilom. And I just loved "an attendant flapdoodle of gulls" (p. 357). I look forward to reading the book biba's bringing me: apparently the same writer journeyed across the US only on waterways. Can't wait.

Journal Entry 3 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Thursday, February 12, 2004
And I can't wait for this one, after enjoying River Horse so much. William Least Heat Moon will take me traveling America.

Journal Entry 4 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Monday, July 26, 2004
I do know what a drumlin is, one of the snippets of information remaining from Geography classes at University! Something hilly, connected to a glacial past -I doubt I would recognise one when I stumbled over it.
It was an amazing journey which William Least Heat Moon made, through America. He followed spring up north, he met some quite amazing Americans and he showed me parts of his country I would never dream to see.
Throughout this whole journey I couldn't help feeling his loneliness, traveling alone, being separated.
This one goes back to Rubyblue. Thank you, for this journey.

Journal Entry 5 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Friday, July 30, 2004
Back to Rubyblue, at the meetup on Sunday.

Journal Entry 6 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Friday, February 25, 2005
Nonono, back to Rubyblue, on the meetup thís Sunday.

RELEASE NOTES:

Back to Rubyblue, finally!

Journal Entry 8 by DTH-272697 on Thursday, March 23, 2006
Back home the long way round.

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