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April Book of the Month: On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Belated on scheduling and short on time, but for April we'll be reading the classic On the Road by Jack Kerouac. Just ignore the fact that this was recently made into a major motion picture that is likely terrible, our selection has nothing to do with this.

The quick Amazon blurb:

On The Road, the most famous of Jack Kerouac's works, is not only the soul of the Beat movement and literature, but one of the most important novels of the century. Like nearly all of Kerouac's writing, On The Road is thinly fictionalized autobiography, filled with a cast made of Kerouac's real life friends, lovers, and fellow travelers. Narrated by Sal Paradise, one of Kerouac's alter-egos, On the Road is a cross-country bohemian odyssey that not only influenced writing in the years since its 1957 publication but penetrated into the deepest levels of American thought and culture.

We'll be meeting at New Day in the hopes that the weather will cooperate and we can have some lovely patio time.

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  • Susanna

    Hiya! Sorry to have missed yesterday's fun. What book for June, and what date in June, please? Thanks :-)

    May 6, 2013

  • Bethany G.

    Okay so snow Leopard?

    May 6, 2013

  • Linda K.

    That was just a suggestion for another meet. Snow leopard works for me for June.

    May 6, 2013

  • Linda K.

    My journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David neel - great book

    1 · May 5, 2013

    • Bethany G.

      That's the book that we will talk about in June?

      May 6, 2013

  • Linda K.

    Good, I hadn't read the book in decades, but enjoyed your comments.

    May 5, 2013

    • Susanna

      Hi Linda, Thanks for the info on the next book. Did you all set a date for meeting to discuss My Journey to Lhasa? have a fabo week! Cheers

      May 6, 2013

  • Bethany G.

    Too bad I just signed up today because I guess I missed the monthly meeting today! What book will we be reading for May?

    May 5, 2013

  • Susanna

    Won't make tonight! Lived the book, but too hot and bad allergies. Happy cinco de mayo!

    May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh dear! Again this month a book I can't get in time from the library. Perhaps next month, if I open my email within minutes of it being sent and immediately go to the library online....

    April 29, 2013

  • Zora G.

    Borrowed a copy a few days ago so will get started this weekend! Have a CD with him reading from this book too...very interesting and gives you a sense of who he is and what he wrote better (at least for me)..

    April 20, 2013

  • Sheena F.

    Let me just dig out my copy for a quick refresher.

    April 14, 2013

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