From Jack Kerouac to Los Pingüinos del Norte and [Graham] Greene to Flaco Jiménez—if they wrote about the border during the 20th century and Miller agreed with or laughed at them, they're probably here. 'Writing on the Edge' showcases some of the finest border literature—the best of which puts you at the Arizona fence or in Texas Big Bend Country, lost in the 2,000-mile-long stretch of in-between.
—Arizona Daily Star
The introduction is as good as some of the literature contained in the book—and this is a book that contains some real gems. . . . By the end of this century-long trek, one has been aesthetically well satisfied yet often left emotionally aghast-the kind of duality one experiences when admiring the sinuous speed of the rattlesnake as the fangs sink in.
—San Antonio Express-News