"It may be that the Midwest produces a distinct kind of disappointment, which, in some, becomes murderous resentment. I think this disappointment has to do with glamour - or rather, with the lack of it."
"What would America, much less ldaho, be without waitresses named Kitty?"
Roads reminded me somewhat of Steinbeck's Travels with Charley: In Search of America, except that admittedly, without a Charley (or other side kick), it wasn't quite as entertaining. However, I wrote down some of the routes that McMurtry recommends (highway 2, highway 83), and I can't wait to drive them someday!