Monday, September 9, 2013

Highway 74 Revisited

On the road again

I read it on the subway. In the morning when I’m coming and going with my sign. I get at most three pages read each way. The book will last me a long time at that rate. I want it to.

It already has lasted a long time. It came out in 1974. I read it that year  or soon after when it came out in paperback. It was a small paperback. A pocket book, they called them. They could fit in your Levi’s back pocket or your coat pocket.  You could tap a song against them in your coat pocket.  Your cigarettes were in your other pocket.

This book is extraordinary. Then and now. 

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