if you're goin' my way...
October 29, 2007 11:31 AM Subscribe
I know about road movies. What about road books?
posted by changeling to writing & language (50 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for (really good!) books that follow a criteria similar to that of the road movie: an episodic journey in somewhat modern times, transportation based (though it doesn't need to be by car), character growth over the course of the journey, reaching or not reaching some destination. Convoluted itineraries, unique side characters and subplots. I'm not looking for fantasy quests, though sci-fi grounded in the near future might be kinda cool, as well as quality backpacker lit. Examples: On the Road (obviously), Lolita, Grapes of Wrath and Motorcycle Diaries, off the top of my head.
And while you're at it.... how about some good road songs?