Car camping: the book of desert adventures
Hunter Thompson meets Bill Bryson in this hilarious narrative of travels throughout the Southwest.
He's like Huckleberry Finn
He's a twenty-two-year-old housepainter living at his parents' house in Southern California, across a four-lane street from a gated subdivision. Now this suburban innocent is striking out on the only type of adventure he can afford: he's getting into his station wagon and going camping in the desert.
Join Mark Sundeen on his rumble-tumble journey across the Southwest, and find that the mystical home of Butch Cassidy, Chief Cochise, and Major John Wesley Powell has been transformed into something entirely strange yet unexpectedly familiar. It's a new West of low-rent trailer parks and high-dollar houseboats, of hot-springs singles scenes and homeless river guides and hapless soul-searchers, for sun-beat old-timers chewing the cud of the land and survivalist teenagers hiding out form the Man. It's a place far from the America you thought you lived in, but close enough to drive to in your car. " Car Camping is a modern-day western adventure in the spirit of Mark Twain and Jack London, a
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Review: Car Camping: The Book of Desert AdventuresUser Review - Yve Chairez - Goodreads
Didn't finish this book, either. It started out pretty good and was giving me wanderlust and stuff, and I love love love the desert - I'm a desert-dweller myself - but it got to be too much of the same thing over and over, didn't seem to be getting anywhere, so I got bored. Read full review
Review: Car Camping: The Book of Desert AdventuresUser Review - Heather - Goodreads
Such a fun read that leaves my head spinning with a cheeky western landscape both beautiful and mundane. I think I want to go Nowhere. Or go fix up a pig farm. There was that one part so hilarious I ... Read full review