The ten best driving books of 2010
Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip by Peter Hessler (Canongate)
If you’re of the school of thought that our over-policed roads lined with irrelevant signs have taken all the simple fun out of driving, then go to China. This seems to be the initial message from Hessler’s travelogue charting his anarchic trips across a country where no-one seems to be able to drive properly and the policemen are fibre-glass models. But China also bought more new cars than the United States last year, and Hessler is a fine writer, imbuing his journeys with real emotional charge as he meets a nation on the cusp of real change.
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