"Heat-Moon wanders off in every direction in this scintillating collection of short writings...A master at conjuring place, Least Heat-Moon intertwines primeval geology with modern social mores, gorgeous scenery with tourist tackery, vast landscapes with intricate psychologies...There is a dazzling variety of places, people and curiosities, linked by a highway of funny, perceptive, and generous prose."
"Hallelujah! William Least Heat-Moon is on the road again...[He] slices down through layers of biography, history, folklore and geology to deliver a place in full.""
"[Heat-Moon is] at his finest when in often overlooked places...Here, There, Elsewhere
is worth the investment in time, a good dictionary, and open-mindedness."
"[Heat-Moon's] curiosity and adventurous nature have not dimmed, however, making him a first-rate travel guide. He is an original, memorable word-smith."
"This captivating new collection of his short-form travelogues ... are always greater than the sum of their parts. But the most endearing tales are those closest to his home and heart."
"Least Heat-Moon is truly one of this nation's best travel writers, if not the best. He takes travel writing seriously as a literary genre. An essential title; highly recommended."
PRAISE FOR ROADS TO QUOZ
"Altogether wonderful . . . Heat-Moon loves the funky byways of America
. . . . His destinations matter less than the infectious curiosity he brings to every journey."
"This is a call to get out a map and explore rural America
the beautiful. If urban life makes you feel like you're losing your mind and your way, set out to your own blue highway to quoz."
"Mr. Heat-Moon demonstrates such a sharp intelligence, relentless curiosity and fine phrasing that nothing more could be desired."
"A Great American Gothic....Despite his vision of a society that has depleted far too much (forests, aquifers, coastlines) through its excesses, Heat-Moon's sense of humor remains intact."