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Kerouac writes in such an intriguing & raw prose.
You find yourself wanting to just reach into the book and give poor Jack a big hug, tell him everything's going to be OK, we all love you and want the best for you.
Just as Kerouac wrote the book in a very short period time, I read the book in a very short period.
Written with a true perspective of how alcoholism progresses into a dark mental disorder that feeds on fear, paranoia, emotional pain and self doubt. Read morePublished 15 hours ago by Christopher Wood
After you have written a big famous book about yourself, where do you go? You go inside.
And being a big famous writer: you don't stop writing and write about... Read more
I have to admit that I bought this not being familiar with Kerouac's unusual writing style, I found it difficult to read. In fact, I didn't finish it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by B Safe
An interesting read of a time when the walls of propriety were beginning to tumble. Lots of good visual pictures of the beautiful area in and around Big Sur. Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. Poppen
Even though I am not a well read person of Kerouac, this is only my second book, I found the story line enjoyable and could resonate with the author in many situations.Published 1 month ago by JCV
One of my favorite Kerouac books. Read it 20 years ago, however, Kerouac's graphic descriptions of lying by the creek side, desperately trying to cope with hangover after hangover,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rogelio Avitia
Kerouac's novel "Big Sur" (1962) is a painful, self-lacerating portrayal of the writer's deterioration and nervous breakdown from alcoholism and a look back at the better... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robin Friedman