Friday, September 26, 2014

Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America

Sometimes, truth is better than fiction --- this is one of those times.

I thought a book about a celebrity, hitchhiking across the country would be interesting... especially, when that celebrity is, John Waters. I was wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!

The first 2/3rds of this book consists of fictional stories about hitchhiking. Each story is more peculiar and outrageous than the previous. That isn't to say that some of them aren't interesting because there are a few (2 to be exac..................0t) that are worth reading however the fictional stories are so ridiculously absurd that I had to push myself to read them so, I could get to the nonfiction portion.

 Waters, actual experiences hitchhiking (even though he cheated) are intriguing. Some people recognize him, some don't and he successfully makes his journey.

Be prepared for crudity, morbidity and strong sexual language. Expect a few laugh out loud moments from this "meh" book.

Grade: C

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