As the man who straddled 100 women and Kerouac's prose makes his literary debut - you make up your mind!
This book is essential reading for fan's of the beats and should be on the bookshelf along with the letters of Kerouac, Burroughs and Ginsberg.
The reader walks away from this novel feeling as though he'd been introduced to more of the real Cassady than he's ever seen before.
This book is AMAZING!! There was a letter where Neal gave Jack his opinion on their respective relationships with Lucien Carr with a very thorough and eloquent analysis that really... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sarah
Life in the Fast Lane doesn't do this person justice. I think sadly in these times, he would have been classified as a bipolar and given a lot of meds. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Luvvic
Unless you already know the history of the beats quit well this book is fairly useless. I think if you already knew the broad brush of history this would fill in the gaps but it... Read morePublished 10 months ago by William C. Butler
I STILL do not get the full impact of Neal Cassady, but his letters come closer to the man than anything I've read so far. Read morePublished 20 months ago by J. R. McHone
Incredible insight into a true icon of the 'Beat' generation and a 'muse' for Jack Kerouac, Allan Ginsberg, and many others. So well worth reading!Published on April 3, 2013 by Andy Schwartz
I really like the Beats and Neal was at crest of the wave. This book offers a ton of great insight into the man and his thoughts. Read morePublished on September 26, 2009 by p74atrick
The first thing that surprised me about these letters was how fine Cassady's vocabulary was; and how well-read he was. Read morePublished on August 29, 2006 by Kenneth M. Goodman