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Desolation Angels

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2006


    Better than ON THE ROAD, this book should be more touted than any other for its beautiful prose and insight. Surely it paved the way for modern classics such as 'Bright Lights, Big City' and the ever-popular 'Katzenjammer' by McCrae---both with their wonderful twisted prose and weird look at life. DESOLATION ANGELS is, by far, Kerouac's best work. It follows him from Washington to his 'downfall' where he is forced to clean up his life, the journey and the words will stick with you long after you've closed the covers on this wonderful novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2005

    One of the top 5 books I have read

    'Desolation Angels' is a book that appraoches literary perfection. While 'On the Road' is the book that most people associate Jack Kerouac with, I actually liked 'Desolation Angels' better, simply because it vividly showed a major transitional period in Kerouac's life. Starting with him alone on a mountain top in Washington, and ending with his falling out with old friends and attempt to clean up his life, this book delves into Kerouac's psyche in an unforgettable way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2002

    One of my all-time favorites

    Contrary to others' opinions I feel this book is true Kerouac. On the Road is great, yes, but life can't exist in such a continious burning state - Kerouac discovered that...he discovered solitude, loneliness, truth...this book is his real spiritual truth declared to the world. And his honesty will break your heart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2001

    Kerouac's True Enlightenment

    Boiling off testosterone induced hysteria of crazy road days Kerouac finds himself a shell of what he once touted to be. Beauty floats to the surface when Hercules finds disillusion beyond premature disillusion. Genius unravels on the page through the chronicled free thought of a beat Beat. Slow, reflective, and spontaneous while still maintaining paradox and acidic perception Kerouac's 'Desolation Angels' is the crown jewel of his risky literary history.

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