samskivert: The Dharma Bums – Jack Kerouac (3)

29 April 2000

Kerouac writes freely, in a flowing style that seems to stream straight from his mind and onto the page. This combined with his tales of wandering the country being free and discovering beauty makes for a powerful story. I have to confess that Kerouac’s idea of the good life closely coincides with my own but I feel that he does a fine job of expressing the joy of that life in a way that’s accessible to others.

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