M. Mangan's Reviews > Jack's Book: An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac

Jack's Book by Barry Gifford
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Jan 04, 2012

it was amazing

I was not a Kerouac fan per se, but I was able to read this book one summer as part of my job for the Park Service in his hometown of Lowell. It was one of the best biographies that I ever read. I was completely engrossed.

One of my favorite aspects was that they would interview several people for the same incident, and let you hear from each of them separately--rather than mashing it into a whole. It was very Rashomon-esque. And it was so interesting to see how the individual's perspectives affected their view of the event.

Tremendous as a life tale, really.
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