Book Review: Jack Kerouac recommendations.

Jack Kerouac Collection.

In this weeks upcoming post Kelly and I will be talking a little bit about era's gone by and how, for me especially, we feel a connection to certain times and wish we could go back and experience them. 
In preparation for that post, and my expression of love for The Beat Generation, I thought today I would share some of my favourite Jack Kerouac reads.

The Dharma Bums.

A spiritual quest; a journey to experience true enlightenment. This book inspires that wanderlust inside of me. It makes me want to pack a bag and explore. I adore Kerouac's writing style and how he sees the world, and that is especially true with this book. He gives me pause and challenges my own thoughts. He inspires that desire for zen, to really look inside yourself and find truth and solitude in everything and nothing. In today's fast paced world of social media, material things, money and success, this book is a breath of fresh air. 

On the Road.

I've previously written a review on this book, but I always find it so hard to put in to words how amazing it is. I wish I could write like Kerouac and I wish I could sound intelligent and use wonderful prose in expressing my adoration of this book, maybe one day, but I simply feel it's a book everyone should read. If you're anything like me, it will have you daydreaming of San Francisco and give you that constant itch of wanting to live, talk, travel and meet everyone there is to meet and take it all in. If you have a thirst for knowledge and a hunger to see and do it all, I think this book is a must read.

Scattered Poems.

Curling up with a cup of coffee and delving into the mind of Jack Kerouac is one of my favourite things. Again, he simply inspires me with his words and the way in which he writes, in that stream of consciousness, un-edited, those words are meant to be there whether they make sense or not, way. I feel like it's down to each persons interpretation for what you can take away from his poetry. His poems can mean everything and nothing, make you think and make you see things in a whole other light. It's just allowing yourself to be free and your mind to be open and clear. 

Have you read any of Jack Kerouac's books?

Happy reading.

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