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The Great Northern Express by Howard Frank Mosher
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Mar 26, 2012

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After surviving cancer and forty -four (!) radiation treatments, the author celebrated his 65th birthday with a 50 state book signing road trip which he took alone, in an elderly van fondly nicknamed `The Loser Criuser", except for various imaginary navigators (an uncle, Mark Twain, etc.) in the catbird seat. This book tells the story of that trip.

I often reminisce when I drive distances, so was not too surprised at the segues from present day to events long past. The problem was that they were too frequent and choppy, and it wasn't always clear just when we were. Many of his stories were quite humorous, but the flow of the book suffered from the choppiness, making it easy to put down for several days at a time.

The author's stamina and determination are commendable, and his sense of humor survived his serious health issues admirably.

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