Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan
consistently one of my favorite reads. i’ve bought this book three times now and i still haven’t been able to hold on to it. the kerouac estate will forever be the recipient of my hard earned dough.
i have to say, it’s one of my top ten. not for its far-reaching insights, kerouac’s intimate style, or it’s lively presentation of a man who was the embodiment, precursor, exemplification, and antecedent to all those to follow dubbed ‘heads’ or less acurately ‘hippies,’ but for it’s depiction of a man struggling to find his path, at times the buddhist, the christian mystic, the skeptic, the empty vessel practicing za-zen, just sitting, yet ever changing, ever evaluating.
“Insightful” Review from a Mainstream Reader
Too much bum, not enough dharma.