Thursday, February 18, 2010

In "China's Long, Strange Road Trip" Wall Street Journal reviews Peter Hessler's COUNTRY DRIVING

..."Mr. Hessler's genius has always been in his wry commentary and ability to transcribe the rhythms of his environment onto the page. As his various rented cars receive beatings from unpaved roads, the pace of change remains the only constant. Revisiting a town means learning new landmarks: "It occurred to me that only in China could you visit a mountain and then, two years later, find it replaced by something called the Renli Environmental Protection Co., Ltd."."