Travels with Charley in Search of America
By John Steinbeck & Jay Parini
- Release Date: 1962-07-27
- Genre: Essays & Memoirs
Travels with Charley in Search of America John Steinbeck & Jay Parini Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
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Travels with Charley: in Search of America
By Dee McG.
This book is a true classic. I began reading the book because I know my Dad has read it, and I wanted a common ground for discussion. This is the book that should be assigned for a high school class with essays regarding the changing times and comparing customs across the country. The presence of Charley makes the story even more enjoyable. It has been a long time since I have read John Steinbeck, but his writing style is far better than that of more modern novelists. It is obvious that this is literature.
Made me thoughtful
By Toni FGMAMTC
I picked up this book because I needed a road trip book to fill a participation requirement in a book challenge. I'm so glad that I did. The author took time off from everything to drive across the country with his dog. He met all different types of people and had good and bad experiences. Politics and beliefs came up often and varied person to person. Elections, war and racial desecration are just a little of what was on the minds of many. He's pretty good at giving mostly unbiased opinions of his interactions. He describes many popular geographical spots also. I felt that I received a pretty accurate and interesting look at the U.S. of the past.
A Road Trip With a Master
Steinbeck sets out to rediscover America in 1960 with his faithful dog and pickup. Brutal honesty was always his forte and it's all on display here. I would really have liked to have had a beer with the man, but I was only 4 at the time!
By Anthony Eric Reese
If you love John Steinbeck's voice—satiric, witty, ironic, and revealing—in his novels, you will undoubtedly recognize it here in all its glory. Such a wonderfully introspective tale of one man's journey across America.
A Fun Must Read!
The download on my Ipad 2 was smooth and easy. The book was so much fun that I felt I was actually with Steinbeck and Charley on their adventure, and I wished the trip would never end.
547 pages of fun with john an chuck, Charlie's not only a standard french poodle, He knows the language too.
Firstly, I read the other reviews regarding download issues. I had none. My copy is fine, complete and very readable on my iPhone 3GS using the iBooks App. Re: the book. Simply fascinating, engaging and timeless. A must read classic.
I just downloaded this in preparation for teaching it this fall, on ipad2, most updated software- the full text is there and looks true to the original.
Can not be read on iTunes with Mac OSX
Careful! This can be purchased in iTunes on a Mac but can not be read with iTunes on a Mac.
Apparently Apple is not Apple.
An overlooked classic
Reminiscent of the investigations taken by Walt Whitman, Mark Twain and the many other writers who witnessed the birth of modern America.