My rating: 2 of 5 stars
A roving RV adventure always catches my attention - but unfortunately, this one couldn't hold it! It was boring in the beginning with its laundry list of tasks, and unfortunately it just didn't get better. The story has a blog/journal feel and is especially long-winded. Perhaps it would have been more interesting to someone who has actually traveled the routes that were talked about, but as it was it read like a travel brochure and not like an interesting story. There could have been a whole lot more dialogue and a whole lot less descriptions of each mile of the journey to keep the story moving. I know we've all had disaterous (or at least disappointing) vacations at one point or another, but this just didn't live up to my expectations, and I'm embarrassed to say that I'd rather watch the movie "RV" than read this book again (which is probably a first, since I'm a firm believer that books are almost always better than movies)!
I was also disappointed to see that this author, though publishing in a much more recent timeframe, still wrote with undertones of sexism and racism. By the '90s our culture had really moved forward, but it felt like he was still stuck in the past.
However, I think it is worth noting that this author does have other, better novels to choose from, like Penelope!
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