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Lists with This Book. A two page description of the aftermath flesen a grizzly wreck that is so gory and incongruent with the rest of the book that any impact it may have had is lost. See all 46 reviews. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Though I’d forgotten most of the story except the Signal 30 ending I’ve thought of the book fondly for decades. It is an easy read and will capture their interest.

Felsen was born and attended school in Brooklyn, N. I first read grehor book when I was about 12 and it was fascinating to me then. When the 60th aniversary edition was published with an intro by Felsen’s daughter Holly FelsenWelch, I knew I had to get it.

I don’t know for sure what made me remember it now, but just HAD to read it again. The spine may show signs of wear.

Henry Felsen

Hope she gets more reprinted. Felsen stayed there for eight months until his first novel, Jungle Highwaywas published. Books by Henry Gregor Felsen.

Jason Murray rated it it was amazing Dec 18, Boys new to car-lust will enjoy it. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I’m going to give this a 5 star rating. Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. Great book,I think I read this once back in the 60’s,nice to read it again. My library Help Advanced Book Search. It’s still interesting and enjoyable, especially to motorheads, but it’s now more of a time capsule than currently significant.


The run to Trendon is breathtaking and riveting.

Henry Gregor Felsen Book List – FictionDB

After struggling financially during the Depression, Felsen sold nine books and hundreds of stories in his first eighteen months of full-time freelance writing in the early s. Browse Related Browse Related. He claimed that “I was years ahead of my time to approach and explore these topics rgegor literature aimed at the young reader. I can only vaguely remember them these days but I know I enjoyed them and that was a good age to read them.

Forewords and photos by his son and daughter.

After pages and pages of close calls, police and teacher intervention we get to the highlight, for me, of the book. They struggled through the Depression years.


I think it is a 5 star book. Buy the selected items together This item: Mar 24, Rosa rated it really liked it Shelves: Read reviews that mention hot rod high school years ago read this book henry gregor hot rods well written gregor felsen felsen books great book book when i first read cars copy dated driver grade library teen driving impression.

Explore our editors’ picks for the best kids’ books of the month. I was into the car culture. Dressed in a black leather jacket, black boots, and blue jeans, he was not the clean cut kid. Even though his books were about young men, fast hebry, and girlfriends, Felsen used many of them to moralistically explore the evils of drug abuse, sexism, and racism.

Stephen King, when interviewed for an article called Reading While Famous, named Felsen as one of four authors who most influenced him when he was young. I had several friends killed in auto accidents that was plain stupidity on their part.


The extended lecture on drivers’ ed at the end is a bit much; ponderous, it drags down the narrative, but the felen of the story makes up for it. This was a heart-pounding, surprisingly powerful cautionary novel about taking responsibility for your words and actions, and not letting yourself be peer pressured. Open Preview See a Problem? Mar 04, Tom Nolan added it.

If I had it to do over again I gregod I would study business and open an auto repair business: He got his start writing detective stories in with Darrell Huff, an editor at Look.

They had the strong moral story of tragedy. Felsen’s most popular writings were his car series books. Great book that captures an era of Americana that is only partially captured in movies such as American Graffiti. According to his second wife, Karen, he spent much of the last two decades of his life traveling. OK, maybe velsen isn’t the kind of book an adult should read for the first time, but it felaen resonated with me then and pretty much now.

Right from the start it becomes obvious this is a story with a moral regarding driving. Crash Club General Fiction Gtegor “In the car-crazed youth culture of the s and early s, no figure was more important than the writer Henry Gregor Felsen. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Henry Gregor Felsen,and author of some three dozen books, is best known for his six books about teens and their cars, written in the ‘s.

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