Book Review: “The Longest Road” by Phil Caputo
If you are a fan of travel books in the spirit of John Steinbeck’s “Travels with Charley”, William Least Heat Moon’s “Blue Highways” and even Peter Jenkin’s “Walk Across America”….and you like small travel trailers, you need to read “The Longest Road” by Phil Caputo.
It’s not a book about towing, camping, and mods, but a story about what he finds at age 70 as he journeys in a rented 19 foot 1962 Airstream ,with two English Setters, from Key West to Deadhorse Alaska at the end of the Dalton Highway.
(His life would have been more comfortable, since he crossed the border at Sumas, to swap the ‘Stream for a 19’ Escape!)
Caputo is a great author, and this book is a great read. Warning: after reading it, I can’t focus on work.