Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Bookpage review

Bookpage is a publication distributed at a bunch of libraries and bookstores around the country. In the November issue they review Greasy Rider.

Money quote: "Like every great tale about every great quest, Greasy Rider isn't really the story it pretends to be. What our heroes learn along the journey is far more important than whether they get to California, entertaining though that may be (and, incidentally, it is). At a time when greenhouse gases, global warming, declining petroleum reserves, high gas prices and the size of our individual and collective carbon footprints are the subject of cocktail chatter and election-year rhetoric, Melville deftly taps into America's can-do zeitgeist . . . perhaps the greenest, most renewable energy source of all. "