miercuri, 26 octombrie 2011

Kerouac Vrac – studiu retroinductiv

Cât să fi rânjit Jack, Neal şi Allen, după ce privind sub o frunză spălată în sânge,
ar fi descoperit chiloţii murdari ai dictonului

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de preferinţă şi referinţă

“On The Road“

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■Bad book, December 21, 2001, - By “me” (Philadelphia, Pa USA)

I think that this book was not that great. I am sure that Jack Kerouac has written better books but this one was pretty bad. If I didn’t have to read it I wouldn’t have. And I don’t really recommend it.

This story was really strange. The way the book was set up was horrible too. They had five parts to the book and within the five parts they had different chapters. In one chapter they would tell you about something that happened in one year and then skip ahead to like 2 years after that. Then it would go back to like 3 years and then move back to the year they skipped. The plot of the story was really dumb too. I mean who wants to read about a road trip that was so strange? The charters that Mr. Kerouac has in his book were based on the was people were living at the time. They were from the beat generation and they did things their way. Most of the things in this book are about drugs and sex. While when this was written these were very sensitive subjects to talk about, let alone publish. As of now though, none of that phases anyone. As much as most young people like to read about things like this, most young people I have talked to did not like this book. I think this book was really bad and I do not recommend it.

■I don’t get it…, March 1, 2006, - By ”pkstill” (whitmore lake, michigan USA)

I absolutely hated this book and virtually every character in it. My whole book club, made up of women in their 50’s, hated it. I can’t imagine how it’s become a classic; my only thought is that it’s gotten that reputation after being read and reviewed by drunken, drug-crazed fraternity boys. There isn’t a likeable character in the whole bunch. Dean, the one everyone seems so drawn to, is clearly manic, possibly even psychotic. Even though I skipped whole sections, what I did read was a horrible waste of my time; I never would have read as much as I did had it not been for the book club.

■Beat Style Tedious and Without Purpose, November 29, 1999 - By “Tinny Bibb” (Mobile, AL)

This novel is interesting, but I found the style to be tedious and unsophisticated to no real end. While many may enjoy the romanticism of the life of these vagabond writers, I find the beat philosophy–both literary and personal–amazingly misguided. Rebellion against society, especially one as oppressive as 1950s America, is noble, but it must be marked by some true insight. The Beat rebellion, I believe, is summed up by the anecdote that Keruoac refused to wear a tie and jacket to his readings. Clothes do not a movement make, and this is certainly no real rebellion.

■Earth shatteringly stupid – for the sophmoric pseudo-philosopher seeking false authenticy, May 17, 2006 - By Indigenous wise man “Speak Big Words” (Rock bigger than me in ocean)

This book belongs to a sub-genre of bad American writing best labeled “beat off books”. (the many votes declaring my review not to be useful suggests that people would like more details, but since this is, in fact, a beat off book, I’m not sure that it merits extended treatment -all puns intended)

■This is your brain on drugs, January 10, 2000 - By “Kim”

An excruciating read. The only scene in the book worth any merit was the scene in the jazz club. Kerouac was a conservative that wanted to see how the other half lived. I am tempted to say his cognitive dissonance played a major role in his alcoholic downfall. If you walk the walk, talk the talk.

■Probably not the best use of your time, August 8, 2001 - By “Matthew Gunia” (Justice, Illinois)

With nearly 300 reviews for “On the Road”, I figured one more can’t hurt. One of my favorite teachings of our Savior, Jesus the Son of God, is that we shouldn’t worry about the future or where we’re going to live in ten years or what how we’re going to find something to eat or will my boss get mad at me, etc. etc., because our Father in Heaven is looking out for us. A sparrow can’t fall from the sky without the knowledge, moreso, the will of God. And what is more important in God’s eyes, a sparrow, or man, who was created in God’s image? Why do I refer to the Bible? Because above is the main theme of the book, as expressed (secularly) by Dean Moriarty. However, while Jesus used this example to illustrate God’s love and encourage Christians to focus on serving God and helping others (not worrying about money and such), Sal and Dean use it as an excuse of sorts to be irresponisble, hard-drinking, sex-driven guys on four very impressive road trips. As Dean says, it’s silly to worry because whatever you do or whatever happens to you, everything is going to turn out just great. While the hedonism displayed in the book is not exactly my favorite aspect of it, the book also has other qualities worth discussing. The pace of the book is interesting. Kerouac tends to use a quick pace when important or painful events are discussed and omits emotion and detail (e.g. Lee’s wife overdosing, a bar fight in Colorado), but other, seemingly less signifigant details are emphasized (e.g. the opera seen in Colorado, the nature of grapes in Southern California, the all-night debate between Moriarty and Carlo Marx). It serves two points: it keeps with the themes of finding pleasure and tries to show that even the seemingly earth-shattering events in one’s life are just part of the flow or continuing story. I ramble on. I think the book might be worth a read if you’re interesting in reading about the exploits of the above mentioned men or if you’re interested in the above mentioned theme. However, if you’re looking for descriptions of places in America or something along those lines, don’t bother. I found this book only moderately worth reading.

■Drivel driven by more drivel, August 30, 2005 - By “Darth Vader” (Aylett, VA)

This book was almost impossible to read. Not really sure how this is such a classic. Did not get through this book (gave up after 50 or 75 pages with nothing go on that was worth my time). So many good books to read, but this is not one of them. Drivel, drivel, and more drivel. Not really literature. But guess what, my opinion won’t do anything to change people’s minds, so whatever!

■Big waste of time, October 3, 2004 - By “heylady” (San Diego, Ca)

Jack Kerouac’s, On the Road, is a story about irresponsible people who drink, take drugs, steal, and treat women and children very poorly. This book has no redeeming value. I can place no importance on a book that devalues women and children. What I want to know is, who cares about the beatniks? Its been 40 years and the self indulgent amoral lifestyle they promoted has passed. Many of the “beats” are dead and the others have conformed. This is one of the few books that would serve everyone a lot better by being put in the circular file for good. If you want to waste you time read a People magazine or watch T.V. but don’t read this awful book.

■What’s the big deal?!?, October 16, 2009 - By “D. Meyers” (Grand Rapids, MI)

Touted as one of the classic pieces of literature of the 20th century, I was expecting more than ramblings of a group of Bohemian kids with little purpose in life. The point of the book missed me completely. Perhaps, it is because better stuff has been published since that time. Maybe you had to be there. As an icon to a decade, there was little in the text that was peculiar to that time. Furthermore, the author laid no foundation by portraying convential life in the 40’s, leaving no opportunity for the contrast to appear. The writing itself was poetic, rhymic, and at times creative. That rescued a star in my book. On the other hand, I wouldn’t waste my time with it again and I would really be ticked off if I had to read it as part of a college class.

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