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Big Sur: (Penguin Ink)

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  • Posted December 26, 2012

    I loved this one. Much better than On the Road. This book will

    I loved this one. Much better than On the Road. This book will leave an impact. Kerouac does an amazing job of really expressing the fullness of the emotional crossroads that Kerouac was at when he went to Big Sur to try to get sober and his ultimate failures. The final page after he comes through his breakdown speaks such great volumes not only to him personally, but to the reader. Specifically, to anyone who has ever been through adversity. "Something good will come of all things yet." I highly recommend prior to reading this that you watch the documentary "One Fast Move or I'm Gone." This documentary will give you a great insight into the book. So far, this is my favorite Kerouac work. Highly recommend.

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  • Posted April 21, 2011

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    Highly Recommended

    Readers will like Kerouacs trademark style and edgy introspection. However, this book is extraordinary also in that it provides a profound insight into the more serious side of Kerouacs alcoholism, and it's consequences. Sure to be a moving read for all, even those not otherwise interested in the "Beat" genre.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2006

    Stream of . . . everything . . .

    I was reminded more than once, while reading this book, of Burrough's 'Naked Lunch' with its disjointed sentence structure and dream-like paragraphs. But in Kerouac's hands, the material has a more seamless quality and the babble-speak becomes sheer poetry in places. With a 'form follows function' approach that Burroughs used, Tom Parker--the main character in this novel--indulges in free association because of his alcohol abuse and basic instability. Also reminded me of the writing of Martin Amis.

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    Posted February 13, 2013

    WELCOME TO RIVERCLAN

    I AM LEAFSTAR I NEED MED CAT WARRIORS QUEENS KITS AND DUPEODY

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