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_refugee_  ·  599 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Books you just couldn't fucking get into?

'Cycle maintenance

Catcher in the rye

On the Road

Quixote




_refugee_  ·  599 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Tl;dr : bullshit books pretending to be about physical travel In order to avoid being about personal change, for the most part

lil  ·  597 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I thought physical travel was a metaphor for personal change, i.e. the goal is not so much getting to the top of the mountain as thoroughly experiencing the journey up it; but I come to this conversation late and I admit that I have not read any of the four books mentioned.

_refugee_  ·  597 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Maybe the problem with these is they conflate physical travel with personal change and evolution. "If my character bounces around and sees a lot of stuff, surely it will have an impact! They will be dynamic!"