Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Carmageddon reading list:
19 books about the joys and terrors of transportation
Jacket Copy - Carolyn Kellogg, Nick Owchar and David L. Ulin LA Times: 7.12.2011

Carmageddon is going to be bad. Nobody knows how bad, exactly, but when the 405 Freeway is closed through the Sepulveda Pass this weekend, the cars that rely on it will be spilled onto alternate routes.
Some fear that the closing will bring about a domino effect of gridlock.
If that happens, any one of these 19 books on our carmageddon reading list might come in handy in case traffic really is awful. Come to think of it, bring two.
"Car" by Harry Crews.
A man eats a car, one piece at a time, for money. Satirical, edgy and smart.
"Crash" by J.G. Ballard.
Nobody wants to get in a car crash -- except for the subculture in this novel, full of people who find cars sexualized. Car crashes, mmmmm.
"Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang" by Ian Fleming.
The James Bond author's only book for kids, the story of an inventor, his family and their marvelous floating, flying car.
"Christine" by Stephen King.
The 1958 Plymouth Fury is beautiful, but she's dangerous. Reading this book will make you understand the terrifying possibilities of automobiles.
"Cosmopolis" by Don DeLillo.
A young billionaire tries to cross Manhattan in his stretch limousine as the world begins to come apart. READ MORE !

Check Out These Books @ Burbank Public Library

Miles to go
Jamie Harper - Candlewick - 2010

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