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The Dharma Bums: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2001

    awesome;

    it was a wonderful book, full of inspiring insights. i love this guy, all his books are wondeful, its totally worth time to not only read this, but meditate and think about it...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2001

    almost as inspiring as on the road

    there isn't much i can say about the book, like _on the road_ you almost have to read it yourself. but it is inspiring--it moves you, opens you. it leaves me speechless.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2001

    Delve into the Beat Generation

    I had read On the Road years ealier and raved about the inner workings of Kerouac. Unfortunately, I rave upon deaf ears; people have largely forgotten one of America's greatest poets, authors. At the onset, I found the read a bit difficult, because of Kerouac's free structure. Sentences run on and combine several ideas that I wanted to soak in fully. I read at a snail's pace, continually referencing the net to gain background information on the important characters. In fact, I had never heard of Gary Snyder prior to learning of Japhy Ryder. Now I am off on another journey to study his life and work. On a deeper note, this is a work that makes you want to abandon the life you life to take part in the rucksack revolution. I want nothing more than to abandon my Army enlistment to board a the Midnight Ghost; to find myself the way Kerouac tried to. I won't become a drunk that died in self-induced obscurity and repose, though. Read the Dharma bums, and understand the ideas, the concepts conveyed with each page. This is a novel chock full of information, and shouldn't be quickly perused, but savored.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2000

    inspirational

    made me want to go out and do something. anything at all.... everything...... and then do nothing...... find myself......... be myself.......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2000

    Kerouac

    I sat down and read the book in the course of a single day. It was powerful and interesting. Speaking both the the heart and common sensibilities. Endowed with humor and transcendental wisdom. Read and enjoy. Dan Reed

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