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Book of Dreams,
This review is from: Book of Dreams (Paperback)
I read aloud in one sitting the BOLD beginnings of every dream in the book and felt it was almost impossible to turn the reading experience into an educational experience. It was entertaining and got my mind flowing, but I did not remember any of the dreams. It was just hoards of scrambledy written dreams about bizarre personal experiences in Kerouac's life, written with incongruous images and carry ons (as Kerouac often does and this review does) and it is a hard to follow book. It did make me try the same experiment in taking down my dreams, but I was jealous I could not take my dreams down as vividly with as much creativity as Jack did. It is poetic and I like that the subjects of each beginning of the dreams are different and it seems he must have embellished some of his dream chronicles. Uhmm, the writing again shows Kerouac had a great sense of humor about the reality that readers would probably not make it through many of the details of the book.