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September 14th, 2015


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08:56 am
I've liked pretty nearly every book I've read by Simon Winchester. His writings are non-fiction, tend to be part travelogue, part historic and part political.

Last night I finished reading American Heartbeat: Notes from a Midwestern Journey which he wrote about a trip he took in the US, driving from the Canadian border to the Mexican via I-35 in the mid-1970s. Being that he's British he looked at the Midwest as an outsider, and his writing seemed pretty even-handed to me.

Yes, I know that it's now a book forty years out-of-date, but it certainly evokes the era in which it is written. Heck, I checked online and some of the restaurants that he enjoyed greatly still exist. I really enjoyed this book as much as any of his works that I've read. Recommended.

(Speak, or forever hold your peace)

I've liked pretty nearly every book I've read by Simon Winchester.… - This ain't no party, this ain't no disco... — LiveJournal

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