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Turn Left At The Trojan Horse by Brad Herzog
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To call this "travel memoir" is euphemism. It makes the book sound quaint, but the writing is too good to be quaint, and the "journey" too profound to be categorized as "travel" (unless it's used with half-irony). And while it is indeed a memoir of literal travel, it's most memorable aspect is not the bemused meanderings through Small-Town USA. What grabs you is the story that is fascinatingly built around Homer's Odyssey; what holds you is the writing that is at times stunning; and what sticks with you long after you've turned the last page is the question that echos over and over again--what does it mean to live a heroic life?
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