"As we just now begin to map full the fallout of [the Beat Generation's] creative explosion, these letters offer an invaluable blueprint to the intricate, high-yield ballistics that went into creating it."
San Francisco Examiner
"The greatest addition to the Kerouac canon in recent years"
Steven Moore, Review of contemporary Fiction
"To have [his letters] gathered in one place . . . is to be overwhelmed by his passion for the printed word, by his hunger for experience and by his ability to describe both in language that sings. . . . The most exhilirating book of the year."
Thomas McGonigle, Chicago Tribune