At a party in Bedford in 1995, Mary meets Jack and Neal, a couple of "angel headed hipsters," and the town’s very own local "Beats." After a "Beat Happening" at the public library, she joins them for a chaotic road trip, first to the English seaside resort of Brighton, and then to Ameri-ca, where, as they drive to San Francisco, Jack’s dreams prove hard to live with. The L...more
The opening was very good (written about Bob Dylan) and was enough to entice me to buy the book. However I felt conned since the rest of the book is unlike the first few pages, and disappointingly nowhere near as good.
The ending scenes set in America seemed rather contrived and the ending is one of the strangest and least satisfying I have ever come across, almost as if the author had to meet a deadline or thought enough was enough. If the latter was the reason t ...more
Toby Littin "Beatnikit" (Sammakko, 2008) pitää sisällään seksiä, kolmiodraamaa, Brightonin kivisiä rantoja, melko teennäisen automatkan läpi Yhdysvaltojen ja aika epäuskottavia henkilöhahmoja. Vaikka me kaikki kannammekin oletettavast ...more
Of course, it's a dumbed down, tounge-in-cheek. much shorter version that cannot be compared to Kerouac's epic. However, on its own, it is a fun book to read.
The plot is paper-thin and is basically about how Mary wants to get with Jack. Unfortunately Jack is with Maggie, and Jack's best bud - Neal - fal ...more
Kerronnassa on imua, joka sai lukemaan te ...more
He is the autho ...more