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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, sprawling novel that sprawls and sprawls and sprawls ad nauseum
I hold a great deal of interest in the beat writers and have read a variety of novels from the likes of Burroughs and have read a few books from Ginsberg. Kerouac is undoubtedly the most talented of the three big guns of the Beats.

Kerouac's writing is poetry. The simultaneous amalgam of vivid and surreal scenes gives literally every sentence a touch of beauty...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Zen Man On a Mountain
Westerners tend to have under-adjusted encounters with Buddhism, because they are usually attached to the 'idea' of their being detached-- a fallacy because Buddhism asserts the 'end of self' altogether. Thus, it is difficult to write about Buddhism in a western context, especially in a first person narrative, which is what Kerouac rather successfully has done. Kerouac is...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Conceited book, Oct. 10 1999
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Had to offset the praise handed down by so many people for Karourac's writings. Very overrated as a writer. This book is filled with the resemblance of substance, but has nothing in it. It is a contradiction of itself.
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4.0 out of 5 stars All is Nothing, Feb. 23 2000
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Anyone who has any respect for nature, the Dharma, life, or philosophy will gain from this book. Kerouac always has a way of drawing a reader in and putting you in his place. It's a beautiful and eye-opening book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars wow! if only we all could write like this., Jan. 25 1999
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Only Kerouac could capture any moment in his absolute awe. His never-stopping living loving yeah-yeah words invoke images and feelings like no other author. Read this book. Live this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars as inspiring as on the road, March 7 2001
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there isn't much i can say about the book, like _on the road_ you almost have to read it yourself. but it is inspiring--it moves you, opens you. it leaves me speechless.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dharma FreeLoaders, April 3 1999
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This book was interesting. From it I have learned how the long haired, lazy, hippie types think. A pretentious book by a pretentious author. Read it and weep.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a different Kerouac, Oct. 21 1999
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A more laid back series of tales from the life of Jack Kerouac. Very relaxing, unlike "On the Road". Makes you want to go climb a mountain.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You haven't lived 'til you've read Dharma Bums, Oct. 15 2003
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This is the most amazing peice of literature I have ever
set eyes on -- a life changer. Please, read this book, you'll feel the same way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Required Reading for Zen Lunatics!, Aug. 2 1999
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After reading Dharma Bums, don't be surprised if you find yourself climbing a mountain... and then run back down it as fast as you can!
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5.0 out of 5 stars the kerouacian, March 9 2004
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dharma bums by far kerouac's best work. a wonderful display of his spontaneous prose style and immense compassion for others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome book!, Sept. 9 2003
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this was the first jack kerouac book I read and I absolutly loved it! It was extremly well written.
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