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Hobo: eddy joe cotton.......

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by JoeyLawrence, Jul 27, 2002.

  1. JoeyLawrence

    JoeyLawrence New Jack

    Joined: Dec 29, 2001 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    has anyone read this book? im almost finished with it and its quite depressing if you ask me. just seeing if anyone has read this book yet.
  2. otto dix

    otto dix Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 22, 2001 Messages: 5,321 Likes Received: 4
    it was a bit more like a tour diary than what i had expected... i thought he was going to go more in depth with his actual opinions on freight train hopping today. and i dont think it was too depressing in the fact that the kid saw more of the country and experience more hearty things than most americans. overall i enjoyed and recommend it.
  3. TranceStoner

    TranceStoner Member

    Joined: May 30, 2002 Messages: 899 Likes Received: 0
    is it an underground book? Or can you get it at any borders type place?
  4. FromTheHeart

    FromTheHeart Guest

    I Just picked this up ... I was sold on the cover , than the actual summary in the same place pushed me over the edge . Great stuff, I found this qoute interesting , "A hobo works and wanders, a tramp dreams and wanders, and a bum drinks and wanders." - Ben L. Reitman

    Whatta you think about that one Kabar?
  5. FreeDaddy

    FreeDaddy Junior Member

    Joined: Mar 7, 2002 Messages: 124 Likes Received: 0
    I enjoyed this book just as much as I treasure this roof over my head (pointing towards Andromeda). For entertainment purposes only as far as I'm concerned, with the consideration of the envy in knowing how plain my life has become in contrast to the life and times of a bum!
  6. me IS cool

    me IS cool Guest

    What is the ISBN number? Or is Hobo: eddy joe cotton the actual title?
  7. me IS cool

    me IS cool Guest

    sweet nevermind I just found it thanks!!!
  8. me IS cool

    me IS cool Guest

    sweet nevermind I just found it thanks!!!
  9. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 17, 2002 Messages: 4,725 Likes Received: 0
    i scored a copy of the proof of that book a while ago... i dug it, didn't find it depressing at all...
    i thought it was good stuff...
  10. KaBar

    KaBar Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 9, 2001 Messages: 1,397 Likes Received: 28
    Haven't Seen It Yet

    But I have a writer friend in Denver who wants to swap me a video for a copy of the book. I like books anout hobosand tramping, even a badly written one is better than no book at all.

    I think Ben L. Reitman was an old Wobbly, if memory serves. I don't know about the "wandering" part. Most of the bums I know don't go far, in fact the homeless people I've met are sort of afraid of trains. Except the homeless kids. They ride trains all the time.

    My favorite statement about it goes:

    A hobo travels and works.
    A tramp travels, but won't work.
    And a bum can't travel or work, but just stays drunk.

    Or something to that effect.