BIG SUR jack kerouac

Discussion in 'Beat and Hippie Books' started by moonbeam, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. moonbeam

    moonbeam Member

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    Has anyone read this one? I just finished it.........it was SO good! I loved it, i think it is definitely in my top THREE. VERY GOOD> i recommend it, even before on the road. yeah....

    hey and then i realised that even though it was from the library , it was a first printing.............cool. i think i'll pay them the five dollars they want and keep it. yeah.
     
  2. hayduke_lives5447

    hayduke_lives5447 Sancho

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    THat was an awesome book. Not my favorite kerouac book but tatally in the top 5.
     
  3. JanaXGIRL

    JanaXGIRL Senior Member

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    wow, yeah... and Pic is also great... (such a simple lucky story..) :)
     
  4. hayduke_lives5447

    hayduke_lives5447 Sancho

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    I think Dahrma Bums is my favorite kerouac book right now. Although I haven't read one I haven't liked.
     
  5. BraveSirRubin

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    I just finished it. By far the best, most psychological, and most creative Kerouac book I have ever read (I've read around 7 of his works).

    Amazing book.
     
  6. The Acid Queen

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    I've read On the Road and Dharma Bums, and I've always wanted to read Big Sur. I'm glad people like it, now I'm not too tentative about acquiring it.
     
  7. gurney

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    thats my favorite to gary snyder is a very cool dude
     
  8. matty mcfatty

    matty mcfatty "freakin' awesome"

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    he's fuckin beautiful.
     
  9. Little_Dove

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    Why on earth was the Dharma Bums thread locked? I just wanted to say that I loved that JK book best I think because I'm a Religion major... I wrote a paper on it for my Intro to Religions of the Eastern World class, analyzing the very American understanding and shaping of Zen and it's beginnings in American pop culture...

    I own Big Sur, but I can't get into it when I try reading it... The vibe is so different from OTR and DB, or at least the first couple of chapters are...
     
  10. BraveSirRubin

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    It was locked because a thread about the book already exists. Search before posting.
     
  11. Little_Dove

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    Ohhhhh, that's what "Search before posting" means... :& didn't realize that it meant search for the other thread about this subject... thanks
     
  12. Beautiful_Day

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    Dharma Bums is my fave of his by a mile, absolutely loved it. But have bought Lonesome Traveller of his and found it very tough going, anyone else think this?

    Havnt read Big Sur yet.
     
  13. child

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    lonesome traveler i think is my favorit but the first chapter is a little tough at first but is very beautifull and easer later. personally i found dharma bums to be good in places but i just felt he seemed sort of arragant, i didnt like the way he kept praising the other main character (cant remember his name colledge student?).
     

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