I was browsing around on Amazon for something to read and came across this book. Rave reviews persuaded me to buy it. I'm only about half-way through it so far, but I must say that up to this point it has not lived up to the reviews. I've not travelled around the USA much by bike (only the one trip on the western side of the country a few years ago) but I don't get much of a sense of the place or the riding from this book. It's reasonably well written but somehow just does not come alive for me. Fingers crossed that it will improve in the second half of the book.