If you have read about this subject before, you don't learn anything you didn't know in advance.
Overall the book was an excellent read that was very informative about these interesting, though flawed, artists and this particular moment in history.
Pekar tells the story the way we heard the story, and saw parts of it, in the 50's, 60's, and 70's.
The beats were the most anti-establishment artistic movement of the mid-twentieth century-- until the survivors mostly joined the academic establishment in the late twentieth... Read morePublished 5 months ago by A Customer
If you're a fan of the Beats (and I can't think of anyone else who'd buy this), I can't see how you'd be anything other disappointed. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Darren Parker
This is actually two books. The first part is the Harvey Pekar's take on the Beats with the bulk of it devoted to Kerouac, Ginzberg and Burroughs. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Loves the View
I bought this in a wave of re-discovering Burroughs. At least this book didn't use modern sensibilities to wash over Burroughs. Can't believe all the apologists out there. Read morePublished on December 24, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Harvey Pekar presents a brief introduction to the artistic movement from the mid-20th century known as The Beats, focusing on the three major writers of this movement: Jack... Read morePublished on May 7, 2012 by Sam Quixote
This is a really enjoyable, boiler-plate history of the Beats. The main focus for the first 100 pages is on Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs. Read morePublished on March 27, 2012 by jafrank
I loved this crazy graphic novel that hits on Beat culture right between the eyes. It is a brilliant collage presented with style and originality. Read morePublished on February 24, 2012 by Rocketman Ray
Reads like a 10th grade history report. A coworker and I have exchanged a few graphic novels and this was the latest. As someone who wasn't really interested in beat lit. Read morePublished on August 16, 2011 by J. A!
The story of the main three Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs are well-presented with great illustrations. Read morePublished on May 14, 2011 by Neil The Unreel