Started : Mid September 2007
Finished : October 5th 2007
Steinbeck gives this book a predictable but enjoyable feel. The journey seems uneventful and the book does not seem to do it justice in length. I found it interesting from a historical perspective, which I doubt the author meant for it to serve. It offers a glimpse into the existence of people in an era I missed by a long shot. I find that fascinating.
It feels like writing the book gave Steinbeck time and space to write down his thoughts on traveling. Most of which I found interesting, true, or amusing (like the bit about hunting)