Lonesome Traveler - Jack Kerouac Reviews
Description:ISBN 1598530127 / Author: Jack Kerouac / Genre: Fiction / Published by Penguin Books
Newest Review: ... quality of actual prose is far below what Kerouac achieves in some of his better-known works. Two pieces, however, make this ... more
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by - written on 08/04/10 (Very useful, 145 readings)
Lonesome Traveller is, quite literally, a mixed bag. It's a collection of short pieces based mainly, as the title would suggest, around Kerouac's travels. Most of the pieces were written after the publication of On the Road - the book that made Kerouac a household name - and were first published as magazine pieces, and these are probably the worst pieces in the collection - they feel a little too tossed-off, perfunctory. It's clear Kerouac didn't take as much care with these as he did with his own novels. This isn't to say that they are bad, per se, but that the quality of actual prose is far below what Kerouac achieves in some of his better-known works. Two ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/10/08, updated on 06/10/08 (Very useful, 35 readings)
Lonesome Traveler was the first Kerouac novel I read when I was 16. I had read that David Bowie's favourite book was 'On The Road' by the same author and so I intended to get this but the store only had this in, so I bought it not knowing what to expect really, except that I knew it would be something mind blowing if the author was one of Bowie's idols. The description on the back cover was highly relevant to me: it said the book was a study of Kerouac's working life and his wanderings across the world as he is trying to make a living and find spiritual inspiration. As a sixteen year old just starting out in the working world and looking for some kind of freedom ... Read the complete review
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