It tells the tale of the loss of first love.
Out of all the Kerouac books I've read, I don't think one has ever made me feel so much, in this case it really took me back to my own adolescence.
It is sad and powerful in the descriptions and the visual images that he gives that give insight to Kerouac more as a person rather than a writer.
I loved this touching story and Jack's real life autobiography of his First love. Sweet. Moody. Tragic. I found myself in it and maybe you will too. Read morePublished 11 days ago by yoelarry
Maggie Cassidy is a bookend piece to Dr. Sax as both deal autobiographically with Jack Kerouac's young days in Lowell, Mass. Dr. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Buzalka
This is my first Amazon Kindle purchase and Jack Kerouac's "Maggie Cassidy" is one of my favorite books by him aside from "On The Road". Read morePublished 9 months ago by musicman
I found this book disjointed and repetitive, and it didn't draw me in. Seemed as if Kerouac wrote a love letter to his youth, an idea of itself that could've been a great read, I'm... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Richard Bon
Maggie Cassidy was written in the mid-fifties, but wasn't published until 1959,after "On The Road" had made Jack Kerouac famous, and certainly well recognized by all the youth who... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Joyce Metzger
Nice to see Kerouac's writing of his younger days, pre-Neal Cassady and his life on the road. It's a relatively short novel and explores his relationship with his first serious... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Maria
This novel, the third installment of the Duluoz Legend, is one of the most mainstream books written back Jack Kerouac. Read morePublished on January 13, 2011 by O. A. Ruscaba
As I have explained in another entry in this space in reviewing the DVD of "The Life And Times Of Allen Ginsberg", recently I have been in a "beat" generation literary frame of... Read morePublished on September 21, 2009 by Alfred Johnson
Ah, poor Jack. It seems he never got over his sentimental dread of the fleeting nature of life. Being touched by tragedy at such an early age when his beloved brother died must... Read morePublished on November 25, 2008 by D. Leach