hitching rides with buddha
by Will Ferguson
Publisher: Knopf Canada; (2005)
Hardcover: 432 pages
Ferguson is a very funny writer. This book, about hitchhiking from the southern-tip to the northern-tip of Japan, has received many rave reviews. The writer is a keen observer, and doesn’t pull many punches.
The title of this book is also known as ‘Hokkaido Highway Blues’ in the U.S. and the U.K.
It was the kind of place you expect tumbleweeds to roll through. Signs creaked on rusted hinges, and the stale smell of fish and diesel fumes had seeped into every house and plank” (p.78).
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