Carrie’s War

One of those books I'd always heard of but never had a chance to read. I found it a little heavy going, which made me realise how quickly styles can change. What might have seemed fast-paced in 1973 seems - to me, at least - a little slow now. That said, I'll be happy to …

In America

Dutch historian Geert Mak followed the same route - almost - through the USA that John Steinbeck took in 1960, prior to writing Travels with Charley. This is a study of Steinbeck and that book, but also a look at how the country has changed in the intervening 50 years. Not too reassuring, but a …