OK, I am one of those overeducated, cultural elitist types who snicker whenever someone (my husband) mentions NASCAR racing ... But after reading this book it all seems much more interesting like maybe I want to check it out. And the first time I made a Jeff Gordon reference that was accurate and timely ... my husband almost fell off his chair. The book is enjoyable for its characters and warmth, and the story carries you to the finish quite nicely. And you don't have to be a redneck to get it either.
Sharon McCrum, who usually writes about characters from the North Carolina mountains, has surprised us with this one! We meet travelers on a memorial bus ride who love NASCAR and want to remember Dale Earnhardt! Her wit and wisdom come riding in, and the book is just fun to read! Entertaining, humorous, and profound!! A quick cozy read which is different!!
The passengers on the Dale Earnhardt Memorial Pilgrammage are in for a lot of surprises.
I am now a bit of a NASCAR fan. I live in NH, just about 30 mins. from the track in Loudon but I've never been to a race. McCrumb has piqued my curiosity....now I just have to figure out how to get tickets. This was a really fun book, as well as, educational.
Not so good as some of her earlier ones.