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 …


Terrific story. I hadn't planned to read it since it's about scrambling and that's never interested me. But I did and I'm glad. The scrambling is only one element in a funny, touching story about finding your own way in life. Good characters - the headmaster is wonderful. And a perfect ending.