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by Tim Rumsey

Free eBook Pictures from a Trip download ISBN: 0688039898
Author: Tim Rumsey
Publisher: William Morrow & Co; 1st edition (December 1, 1984)
Language: English
Pages: 320
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: United States
Size MP3: 1706 mb
Size FLAC: 1120 mb
Rating: 4.9
Format: txt lrf mbr lit


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Pictures from a Trip. ISBN 10: 0688039898, ISBN 13: 9780688039899. Bibliographic Details. Title: Pictures from a Trip. Publisher: William Morrow & Co. Publication Date: 1984. Book Condition: Good.

PICTURES FROM A TRIP By Tim Rumsey. 320 pp. New York: William Morrow & Company. THE principal characters in Tim Rumsey's first novel, ''Pictures From a Trip,'' live lives amplified by car radios. 'Pictures From a Trip'' is a genuinely picaresque novel, but it is not a very good one. There are times when the book's energy carries it, but those moments are few. Mr. Rumsey's story lacks continuity, and the novel has two or maybe three endings. If this is common speech, things are worse than I thought.

Author photo on rear jacket flap. He needs to write more books!I read this ages ago, when it first came out, and remember it like it was yesterday

Author photo on rear jacket flap. He needs to write more books!I read this ages ago, when it first came out, and remember it like it was yesterday. WONDERFUL book - I fell in love with the the brother's relationship, and Ben, their blind friend who was going to do the night driving. I, too, have recommended it to anyone who would listen.

The day of the celebration, Camilla was so gracious with the spilled OJ by 2 kids, my husband clumsily hit a picture along the stairway and shattered the frame glass, and a 18 month old who was not feeling good and even almost passed out from crying (Oh dear), but she handled all of that with such fortitude.

Not a traditional road trip book where the driver is behind the wheel on the open road, but rather Mike decided to hitchhike across the country from San Francisco to Cape Fear, North Carolina, which would be challenging in and of itself. But Mike decided to do it without so much as a penny.

Follows four young people--Mark, Ben, Leslie, and Mark's brother--into the Badlands as they search for lost American heroes and the biggest dinosaur bone in history
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I read this book for the first time about 15 years ago and I loved it, but I had loaned out my copy to someone who never returned it. I've never been able to find it again at the used bookstore, and my library doesn't have a copy either (the tragedy!) So of course I needed a new copy. This is a great road trip story. Three young men set out to do some fossil hunting in the Badlands during one last summer before "real life" sets in. The brothers' relationship, which is at the heart of the story, is the main thing I remember from reading it 15 years ago--their closeness and banter brought a smile to my face, and while rereading I fell in love with the book all over again. The author also includes informative "Fun Facts" about the Badlands and Paleontology.
Silvermaster
When I graduated high school my younger brother, a friend and I spent the Summer traveling around the west from our home in the Chicago area in a 1963 panel truck painted red, white and blue. It was a great time.
In 1984 I had a falling out with the same brother stemming from his trying to kill me with a baseball bat. Shortly after that I found this book and it just resonated for me. The one character even talked about photography in the same way that it strikes me. It really helped me deal with the ending of a relationship that had been very important in my life. I have read this book many times since and each time it takes me back to that Summer after high school and bumming around the west.
Even without the additional context in which I found it to be a useful book it is a great story of a road trip. There's nothing more iconic than the American road trip and this book certainly captures it.
Minnai
I used to know someone named Tim Rumsey. He was a very entertaining storyteller, among many other things. Lost touch with him almost 30 years ago. Tim, is that you?
Yggdi
This was a great read. I would love to see it as a movie.
Nejind
Just following two young men's journey written with experiences so unadulterated was fun. Just plain fun. Follow along with them.
Anen
I read a lot of books. Lots and lots of books. This is the only one I've ever read whose title, author and storyline stayed in my mind for the last 10 or more years since I read it. I always recommended it to people. The story, characters and imagery absolutely resonated with me, and it made me want to share it with everyone I knew. I finally gave my copy to a friend who was moving to Australia, since he had nothing to read on the way there. I figured I'd just buy another copy. I've been sorry ever since, especially when I found it was no longer in print. Today I called our local used bookstore and found that they not only have a copy, they have a *signed* copy. In Halifax, Nova Scotia! Don't wait - read this book.
Mr.Bean
I first saw this book in a public library about eight years ago and the title just appealed to me. After I read it, I decided I HAD to own it because I felt such a personal connection, and hunted used bookstores far and wide. Like the first reviewer, I even looked up the author, since he was from my home area, the Twin Cities of Minnesota. I wrote him a fan letter and was really pleased to receive a thoughtful and personal letter in return.
This book is a must for anyone who loves road trips with people they feel close to.
Oh my god . . . this is such a WONDERFUL book. Once you get started you won't want to stop, and once you're finished you'll want to read it again! What makes it so wonderful is that it seems so REAL - these guys seem like real guys, maybe your kid brothers who just got out of college and decided to take a road trip and are writing to tell you what's going on along the way. It's an experience you shouldn't deny yourself. GET IT - you won't regret it!