Jack Kerouac Message Board
Jack posts on 6/3/2005 2:07:37 PM
I know someone who used to share a room with Kerouac. He knew a number of other prominent cultural figures of the era as well. He mentioned that he'd done his own writing, I asked him about it and he told me to forget he'd mentioned it. But he had lots of stories from living with Kerouac amd it was really interesting.
F P Markin posts on 6/3/2005 1:20:13 PM
My favourite scene from all of Kerouac's writings (which I have read thus far)has got to be when Ray wakes up to a monster outside his cabin window, atop Desolation Peak. He is startled, but realized that it is mt. Hozomeen staring at him from afar...Hozomeen, Hozomeen, the scariest d*mn mountain I've ever seen...or something to that extent. Long live the beat.
Bryce posts on 3/3/2005 2:08:32 PM
This book, Tristessa, is one crazy, beautiful love letter. It's a humble profession of Kerouac's love for this woman, be her junky, or be her godess.
He treats her with such majestic modesty and beauty, that at times, one begins to question Kerouac's wild sex thirst, as in, On the Road.
In this story, sex is morphine. The entirity of this this novel is unexplainably real and sincere; everything from the beginning in the cab all the way to the lost love ending with the Coffee Muggers of Card Street . . . This book is a masterpiece.
Forrest posts on 2/20/2005 11:37:22 PM
There is some air of a Neo-Rimbaudian lifestyle depicted in "That Book." Of course Im referring to the epic of a novel titled, On the Road. If new to the Kerouac insignia, research his style of writing, spontaneous prose. His "scroll" that constitutes the novel is currently on display in Iowa, a state Im very familiar with. A four year journey, already started in the East will eventually take the Scroll to the West and back. Find a date and enjoy. Im currently finishing Town and the City- a very Wolfean styled prose. Long live Kerouac, and may the Beat go on.
Sandra Brown posts on 1/8/2005 5:55:35 PM
Wow! Really an insightfull look into the fifties and sixties. I loved this book, it was so free feeling. It made me want to go get wasted and lay in a field all day.))) But truly, it was so refreshing and unrestrained feeling. A masterpiece of it's time.
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