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by Tom Bodett

eBook The End of the Road ePub
Author: Tom Bodett
Language: English
ISBN: 0553452495
ISBN13: 978-0553452495
Publisher: Random House Audio (October 1, 1990)
Category: Humor
Subcategory: Humor
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 573
Formats: lrf lrf azw docx
ePub file: 1344 kb
Fb2 file: 1771 kb

I started this book about "End of the Road," Alaska, as my daughter and SIL set off on their 3-week camping . This is the first of Tom Bodett's excellent "End of the Road" series and it is a joy to meet the quirky people who live in this small town in Alaska.

I started this book about "End of the Road," Alaska, as my daughter and SIL set off on their 3-week camping trip in Alaska thinking that if I could not be with them at least I could read about where they are intending to be. I found myself quickly enjoying the stories Bodett weaves about the Well, Bill Bryson he is not, but Tom Bodett (he of the "we'll keep the lights on Motel 8 commercials) is a writer very much in the Garrison Keeler style of rambling stories that you do not want to en.

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He has nothing very startling to tell about the goings-on: some of the boys got together and gave Clara, who runs the only coffee shop in town, a new urn; Ed, "the roughneck road-grade operator," went bowling with Tamara, "our local vegetarian activist"-that sort of thing. The book just chats away,.

Thomas Edward Bodett (/boʊˈdɛt/ boh-DET; born February 23, 1955) is an American author, voice actor, and radio host

Thomas Edward Bodett (/boʊˈdɛt/ boh-DET; born February 23, 1955) is an American author, voice actor, and radio host. Since 1986 he has been the spokesman for the motel chain Motel 6, ending commercials with the phrase, "I'm Tom Bodett for Motel 6, and we'll leave the light on for yo. Thomas Edward Bodett was born on February 23, 1955, in Champaign, Illinois, and raised in Sturgis, Michigan. As of 2013, he resided in Dummerston, Vermont, where he is a member of the town's board of selectmen.

Written by Tom Bodett, Audiobook narrated by Tom Bodett. The Last Decent Parking Place in North America. Narrated by: Tom Bodett. Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins.

Culled from Bodett's syndicated radio show . More Audiobooks By Tom Bodett. This can be considered the third book of a series, with As Far as you can go without a Passport first, and small Comforts second. Of course they do stand alone too.

Culled from Bodett's syndicated radio show, these interconnected stories captures the essence of life in America-especially Homer, Alaska, the sort of place where the keys are left in the snowplow in case someone gets stuck after hours. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. carousel previous carousel next. Growing Up, Growing Old and Going Fishing at the End of the Road.

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Like The sound of Tom Bodet an easy paced book that will set you at ease and may make you wonder where he is going with this story

Like The sound of Tom Bodet an easy paced book that will set you at ease and may make you wonder where he is going with this story. I have own and loaned out two copies of a book so good my friends never returned it! Stay with this winding story and you will find how the lives of a small Alaskan village can intertwine in the most fascinatingof ways. I look back at those lost stories and see some of my own home life and characters I grew up with.

Bodett captures the essence of life in America--especially Homer, Alaska, where the keys are left in the snowplow in case someone gets stuck after hours. 2 cassettes.
Dodo
There are a couple of chapters in this book that makes one say "oh no, oh no" but stick with it. Tom Bodett sees his characters much as James Harriet sees his characters. The reader will laugh, will cry, will find himself pulling for the characters, saying "don't do it, don't do it". And when the book is over you will wish that it would go on and on.
Mmsa
"The End of the Road" shares a central plot element (a love triangle) with Barth's first novel, "The Floating Opera", but in TEOTR the relationship is about as far from consensual as can be, and as a result TEOTR is a very different, even more powerful story. Barth crams a lot of substance into TEOTR, and it succeeds on multiple levels: as a compelling story with much for the reader to ponder, as a political statement (John Irving appears to me to have been inspired by the ending of TEOTR in his acclaimed "Cider House Rules"), and as applied philosophy, with religious undertones.
"In a sense, I am Jacob Horner," states Jacob Horner, the Barthian hero/anti-hero of TEOTR, at the very beginning of the story, but who is Jacob Horner (or whom does he represent)? Jacob Horner may represent the ultimate modern man, a person who rejects objective, absolute truths in favor of relativism, and who is so imbued with knowledge that he can see all sides of any argument, contradiction or paradox. At times Horner is completely paralyzed from acting, and at almost all other times his actions are timid to the extreme, such that he relies on "the Doctor", who prescribes nonsensical therapies to get Horner to take action, any action. Horner's thought process has many parallels in today's society, especially leaders who can't make up their minds and waffle on the issues. Horner suggests he may be the devil, but his logical thought process (his ability to see and accept opposite qualities in others, as in a love/hate relationship) suggests the "shades of gray", fuzzy logic thinking prevalent at all levels of modern society.
Joe Morgan, Horner's colleague, also believes only in relative values, and has even more formal education than Horner, but he has devised a philosophy which he believes tells him how to act in all situations. Morgan, whom Horner suggests may be God, is the "black and white" thinker in contrast to Horner's gray, but his philosophy has holes that become obvious to all but him at the end.
TEOTR, while not Barth's greatest work, is everything a great piece of literature should be. Barth creates fascinating characters drawn from the fabric of modern society, puts them through episodes of high drama, and produces outcomes that provide the fodder for debate about just what it all means.
LONUDOG
I read this book right before a trip to Alaska. The stories were funny and easy to read. We went to Homer, Alaska to fish and having read the book made me enjoy the town so much more. It was a great book and Homer is one of my favorite places.
Nuadabandis
One of my all time favorites gave away my copy and needed a replacement
Tolrajas
You can't go wrong with this man.

He has a way of illustrating the human condition that is both humorous and touching.

Would recommend his books highly.
sobolica
Good fiction writing with existential themes.

WDL
Leceri
The first novel of a novel talent.
Great item and good service.
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