Book Reviews of The Road to Wellville

The Road to Wellville
The Road to Wellville
Author: T. C. Boyle
ISBN-13: 9780670843343
ISBN-10: 0670843342
Publication Date: 5/1/1993
Pages: 496
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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A wickedly comic look at turn-of-the-century fanatics in search of the magic pill to prolong their lives-or the profit to be had from manfacturing it.
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THE ROAD TO WELLVILLE
T.C. Boyle
Penguin Books
Fiction
ISBN: 0140167188


Will Lightbody is a man with a stomach ailment whose only sin is loving his wife, Eleanor too much. Eleanor is a health nut, and when in 1907 she journeys to Dr. John Harvey Kellogg's infamous Battle Creek, Michigan spa to live out the vegetarian ethos, Will goes too. Truth and fiction are blended in this splendid novel full of wonderful characters and broad satire.
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The story of John Harvey Kellogg. Battle Creek, MI's famous cereal magnate and health promoter.
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This is an unusual and amusing story of how one man thought he had a cure for ailments in 1907 Michigan, using food and exercise type therapy while persons stayed at his institution to get well. It is fiction and reads like a literary novel. Very entertaining.
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Funny and lite, with an interesting story line. Prompted some research about the characters.
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Entertaining in Boyle's usual style. Better than the movie.
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Cute Story.
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A funny turn of the century spa trip..
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Oh the satire, the P.T. Barnum like "healthy living" culture, I loved every word of this. I recommend this book to every fad cure devotee I know.
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