That's just not a good enough reason to write a book.
Writing during the late 1960's, there is a nostalgia for his youth and the time when America grew up very fast during the late Depression years and WWII.
This is a sincere, lovely, heartbreaking and haunting book of reflections at the end of a pained but adventurous life.
One of my favorite Kerouac novels. It has a preppier them than most if not all his books, but a fun, honest romp through those years of early adulthood.Published 4 months ago by August Hock
"Vanity of Dulouz" was the last novel published by Jack Kerouac in 1967-68. In a way, his life story comes full circle as this book describes how he changed from a small... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Luke Killion
What's so great about this book is that it shows Kerouac in his formative years. How many writers and other great people have dropped out of Ivy League universities to follow their... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Michael H. Tidemann
A painful, bitter account of Kerouac's early years in New York City. Unlike some of Kerouac's work where things don't quite snap into place unless you know the principles behind... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jason Hillenburg
Some of the general points made below have been used in other reviews of books and materials by and about Jack Kerouac. Read morePublished on September 28, 2009 by Alfred Johnson
This book was just plain terrible. I've seen better writing in an instruction manual. Moreover, the plot was weak.Published on September 8, 2009 by T. Baughman
Kerouac's last real novel, this gives you some idea of where he was coming from in the years before he sat down to write On the Road and the other books that would define the Beat... Read morePublished on February 2, 2009 by Brian Lewis
Kerouac was obviously influenced by Thomas Wolfe a great deal. And this influence had a great impact on Kerouac's style and method. Read morePublished on March 20, 2006 by T. M. Ayers