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Satori In Paris by Jack Kerouac
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Sep 18, 11

bookshelves: 2011, fiction
Read in September, 2011

I last read this book in my late teens. Now, almost thirty years later I read it again in one sitting. I loved Satori in Paris first time around, pretty much like I loved all of Kerouac's writing.

However, this time the book feels as if it is one written by a writer at the end of his greatness.

There are hints of Kerouac's often thrilling prose but that is largely obscured by the overwhelming feeling (for me anyway) that this is a man at the end of the road. What was once great and flowed freeling now is squeezed out in drips and drabs.

Still, I enjoyed reading the book again and it brought a smile to my face and resurfaced good memories of my teenage desire to travel and vagabond and be a beat hip poet ; )
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