The Lunatic Express
Discovering the World-- via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains, and PlanesBook - 2010
The Lunatic Express is the story of traveling with seatmates and deckmates who have left home without American Express cards on conveyances that don't take Visa, and seldom take you anywhere you'd want to go. But it's also the story of traveling as it used to be -- a sometimes harrowing trial, of finding adventure in a modern, rapidly urbanizing world and the generosity of poor strangers, from ear cleaners to urban bus drivers to itinerant roughnecks, who make up most of the world's population. More than just an adventure story, The Lunatic Express is a funny, harrowing and insightful look at the world as it is, a planet full of hundreds of millions of people, mostly poor, on the move and seeking their fortunes.
From Library Staff
multcolib_darceem Aug 20, 2014
A wildly entertaining and treacherous journey around the world traveling as most of the world experiences travel: hot, sweaty, crowded, unreliable and life-threatening. Along the way, Hoffman reflects on how different cultures either connect with or isolate themselves from other people and how s... Read More »