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Riding Toward Everywhere by William T. Vollmann
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Apr 02, 09

Vollman is the type of person who will ride the rails as a hobo all over the Western US just because. For this and many other reasons mentioned in the book, he is a very strange man. He also happens to be a tremendous writer, perhaps too much so for me - in this book it felt like he was operating on a frequency I couldn't hear, like there was a mountain of meaning and soul in his beat poetic prose that I couldn't quite get at. Even despite that, I found much to enjoy, especially his idiosyncratic descriptions of the sights, sounds, and smells of the trainyard. I'd file this under "Books That I Really, Really Wanted To Like More."

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