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Beat Angel - the Spirit of Kerouac
Beat Angel - the Spirit of Kerouac
DVD ~ Vincent Balestri
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beat Angel DVD, May 10, 2011
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What an impressive independent film (shot on 16mm with analog sound!). A film that any Kerouac and beat generation afficionado will enjoy. The cinematography and direction(Randy Allred) is superb! The music in the film is perfect and the cast is very talented from the starring actors to the supporting roles, all well chosen and people who I hope to see more of on the big screen.

Though this film is great to see on DVD, I think such a film deserves to be seen at a real cinema(take note film festival selection committees!)

Meetings with Remarkable Trees (Cassell illustrated classics)
Meetings with Remarkable Trees (Cassell illustrated classics)
by Thomas Pakenham
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Meetings With Remarkable Trees, May 10, 2011
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This is a really beautiful book and the perfect gift for anyone who you think has everything, and also the kind of book you can give to people with a broad range of interests. Trees are such a basic, amazing thing on this planet, especially the large, old trees featured in this book.
One thing I was disappointed in though, is that this edition was much smaller than the original edition. Such grand trees need to be seen in larger format, and the photography is impressive and deserves the original edition's larger size book.

by Rick McKinney
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars No Fear Of Roadside Attractions, February 15, 2006
Well-traveled wordsmith Rick McKinney leaves the highway and takes a long hike, writing as he goes, uplinking chapters to his editors, then emerges from the mountains with this fine explorama into the depths of emotion and the sparks that fire, and backfire, within the human mind. Musings run long on life, both comedic and tragic, pathetic and magic. This writer's pen seems at once dipped in the same ink as Thompson, Kerouac, Tom Robbins and Bukowski, with refinements you encounter in the writings of Paul Theroux.

I'm only part way through the reading of Dead Men. I feel so pulled into to the swimmery of McKinney's wonderful blend of the observational and the direct experiencial of life being lived, a life that has seen other lives come to crashing halts voluntarily, extended family of his who made an exit earlier than scheduled. The writer offers some understanding into why people choose to leave this life on there own terms. And the concept of hiking as therapy and prevention begs further exploration by those whose theories most of us subcribe.

McKinney articulates well on uncomfortable subjects, then gives the reader relief with side-bars of humor and the erotic. I look forward to finishing this book and reading his next book. It's encouraging to see that someone is still burning the midnight oil on the lamp that lights the paper & pen of the Gonzo journal.

-Reviewer: Hunter(not Thompson)

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