Texas 2015

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

What inspired my trip to Texas in 2015?

My trip to Texas was inspired by ‘The Son’ a novel by Philipp Meyer, first published in 2013.  It’s a multigenerational story of a Texas family, starting from the Comanche Indian Raids of the 1800s, through border disputes in early 1900s, to the oil boom of the 20th century.  The saga maps the legacy of violence in Texas, and portrays the price the family paid for their power and passion towards the land. I got fascinated and had to see what the ‘Texas State of Mind’ is all about. 

My book recommendations

The Gates of the Alamo, By Stephen Harrigan

The Son, By Philipp Meyer

All the Pretty Horses, The Border Trilogy, Book 1, By Cormac McCarthy

No Country for Old Men, By Cormac McCarthy

The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters, By Gregory Zuckerman