Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Kiss The Sunset Pig by Laurie Gough
Gosh, I don't mean to sound so grinchy. Perhaps I was just thusly primed after a recent run of disappointing DNFs. I did like this book, though. Really.
Kiss The Sunset Pig grew on me more and more as it moved along. The author is driving across the US from Ontario to California believing the West Coast to be her true home, and as she is driving, she reflects on all that she has learned from her more exotic backpacking travels around the world. Every second chapter is devoted to one of these trips which made for a surprisingly enjoyable format of travelogue within a travelogue, and by the time I was halfway through, I couldn't put it down. Her writing is sensitive, funny, brash and thoughtful. I enjoyed it in much the same way as I enjoyed Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love so many years ago.