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This book is very sad, yet beautiful.
This, his most truly personal book, is agonising to read - but it is through this book that we come to know him best, and most deeply feel his tragedy.
Big Sur was published very shortly after it was written, mostly due to the author's recently achieved literary fame.
Great book! It lets you in on the downside of Kerouac's experience with being presented as one of the fathers of the beat generation. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Kasey Edwards
I don't know. I gave it 3 stars for old times sake and for the 2 gems Kerouac did write...On the Road and Dharma Bums. I listened to the 'book on CD' version. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Daniel Teoli Jr.
I was really looking forward to reading this since I enjoyed "On the Road" and "Dharma Bums" so much. Those books were profoundly interesting and inspiring. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tome Raider
One of my favorite Kerouac books. Probably second after Dharma Bums. Shows Kerouac's deepening descent into alcoholism and his beautiful yet tainted vision of the world. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sam W.
'Big Sur' is a haunting examination into the lives of Jack Kerouac (alias Jack Duluoz) and his many buddies who know no other occupation but drinking and writing, and then drinking... Read morePublished 6 months ago by sir henry
Kerouac writes in such an intriguing & raw prose. I highly recommend that one reads the book & then sees the film by the highly talented Michael Polish.Published 8 months ago by K. Joy
the cover was different then the one in the picture. I really liked the picture on this one.
The one I got was plain. Oh Well. The book inside was clean.
Big Sur is a good novel, revealing that all of Jack Kerouac is not just the beat generation. There is a strong theme of addiction in this novel.Published 12 months ago by daniel j. taylor