There is a woman in the state of Nevada to whom, I once lied continuously, consistently and shamelessly, for the matter of a couple of hours.
Is it a memoir or is it a series of tall tales? Does it matter? Other than the racism that shows up periodically, this is a spirited telling of a young mans wanderlust. Good read. And the price is right!
Very good. Unique
Unlike any book I've ever read. Not exactly a story, more like talking to him in person reflecting on his past adventures. Very detailed and excellently written. Would definitely recommend. Nice summer read
By Slic Willi
One of his best works!!!!!!
By Josh 173
Great story a beautifully written by one of the best writers in American history. London takes you on a journey throughout the American mainland in the waning years of the 20th century through the eyes of a drifter. The only issue with the book is that, at times, the vocabulary can be quiet challenging. London use's "hobo phrases" that at time sail over the readers head. Overall a, though, a pleasant experience throughout.
Absolutely astonishing! A story told by a great writer is definitely worth listening in to! The vocabulary was a bit beyond me, but I managed. I managed because Jack London does a splendid job of delineating something fascinating, yet personal. When I spoke of the vocabulary, I meant generally; the hobos vocabulary wasn't a challenge to get through, because London interests you. I highly recommend reading all the way through. What started as a homework assignment for me became a joy!
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