America after America
A collection of thoughts, impressions and ideas about the American way of life. The author has used his personal travel experiences to contrast the American lifestyle with life in Europe. His careful observation of people going about their day-to-day activities, and his free-thought associations provide the foundation for an entertaining and insightful comparative study. By combining charming descriptions of the American landscape with the social interaction of people in airports, bus stations, and in the many villages and towns he visited, the author found excellent material for his book, and discovered a country that is filled with contradiction and surprise.
The author’s poor command of the English language makes this book hard to read. Nonetheless, the persevering reader will be rewarded with some interesting observations about ‘western’ culture from the perspective of an septuagenarian that grew up in Soviet-controlled Romania. Overall, despite the poor English the author’s wit manages to shine through in this book. His observations are interesting and insightful. Full review here.