Title: Fugitive and Refugees: A walk in Portland, Oregon
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Crown Publishers
Date Published: 2003
Comment: This was a book that Erik suggested I read (before I left for Portland) but I got busy and never picked up a copy. This was my first Chuck Palahniuk book, which is a guide of sorts, for Portland. I didn't have as much free time as I hoped for exploring the city, but with the time I had on Sunday morning, I went to Oldtown and checked out the original Powell's books store, which is amazing and serves the best mocha I've ever had. I wanted something to read for the flight back home and came across this while browsing. I figured since I didn't get to explore as much as I wanted to, I would read about all the things I missed on my way back to Chicago. I finished the book just as the plane landed and felt as if my trip to Portland included much more than it had. There is a whole side to that city that I never would have noticed just walking around in the afternoon. It paints Portland in a light that most visitors will probably never know about and shows how well Chuck can experience a city in it's entirety.