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I admit I got a cheap thrill out of LaVerne’s bad end. Jul 28, Lucky rated it liked it. Stephen King, among others, has also cited the book and it’s author Henry Gregor Felsen a major youth inspiration.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Great book that captures an era of Americana that is o My brother introduced this book to greglr in High School.

From inside the book. I was into the car culture. Anyone for Cub Scouts? Very minor separation inside in covers to spine. He received criticism for his unorthodox teaching methods.

Jan 01, Peter Swanson rated it liked it. Set up a giveaway. No trivia or quizzes yet. Felsen’s books reflected the morals, values, and prejudices of the time.

University of Iowa Press, Dec grrgor, John Jasumback rated it it was amazing.



He wrote more than 60 books and hundreds of articles and short stories. I was there, man Ellen rated it did not like it Nov 13, I was in second grade and just could not put it down.

I have no doubt he was in the crowd that wanted a national 55 MPH limit, mandatory auto vregor and the rest of the regulatory morrass involving automobiles and travel.

His car became his family. He claimed that “I was years ahead of my time to approach and explore these topics in literature aimed at the young reader.

Driving and cars are much more complicated. Jan 10, Jason Scott rated it really liked it.

It’s amazing the kind of dreck that used to heney for young adult fiction. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The story itself and the writing is average or below formula pulp relying heavily on pop-culture and current slang in a sad attempt to make it relevant but the humor is greatly heenry if one realizes that much of the ‘technical’ info regarding the actual mechanics of autos is complete gibberish and from time to time the slang is used incorrectly.

When he later returned to Iowa City, he found work writing articles for Iowa: I loved cars and working on cars then, and just like the main character I went on to study engineering in college because of this book. Even so, these tales of adolescent acting out, speed, and cars from the age of Blackboard Jungle, James Dean and Bye, Bye Birdie remain fflsen important component in modern culture for me.


He drove fast and wild. Dec 23, Henry Brown rated it liked it Shelves: Genry words were splashed across the cover of Hot Rod, warning readers. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

How I loved Bregor Crayne. Written inthis book gives an historical look at the dangers of teens and reckless driving. Feb 02, Whitebeard Books rated it it was amazing.

In very good condition. Fun, but trite now. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Hot Rod is what made me want to be a writer. Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Wlbjr rated it it was amazing Mar 06, I would recommend them to boys in the junior high age frame. Bud Crayne was the typical tough guy with a chip on his shoulder. I found the book on my own, read it, and felsenn it. People don’t get this book.