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Desolation Angels by Jack Kerouac
" The thing to admire about Jack Kerouac is that he was smart enough to disguise the fact that he was an idiot, in his books at least, and he didn’t do that. This is not to deny that his writings are streaked through with layers of pretentious dispe... " Read more of this review »
Wonderful Fool by Shūsaku Endō
" Funny, and kind of quaint, revolving around an underworld killer (named Endo), his attempt at vigilante justice of two war criminals (WWII), and the dimwitted, stray dog loving, kindly-Christian Fool's attempt at intervention. Some well drawn depi... " Read more of this review »
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Amber Tucker is on page 409 of 432 of Desolation Angels: "A peaceful sorrow at home is the best I'll ever be able to offer the world, in the end, and so I told my Desolation Angels goodbye. A new life for me." And I just finished the book. So overcome with emotions. Practically every sentence Kerouac writes in this novel bludgeons my heart and the same time resonates in my heart forever. Fittingly enough, K.'s work is intoxicating.
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Desolation Angels
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Walter M. Miller Jr.
“You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.”
Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz

Walt Whitman
“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Walt Whitman

J.K. Rowling
“First sign of madness, talking to your own head.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Irvine Welsh
“Choose a life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television. Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers... Choose DSY and wondering who the fuck you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit crushing game shows, stucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away in the end of it all, pishing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourself, choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that?”
Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting

Jack Kerouac
“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

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2 chapters   —   updated Mar 04, 2011 11:35AM
Description: A brief excerpt from an epistolary novel I have been writing for a while. You will see that the youngish narrator is fairly aimless, though driven. I am only too delighted to receive criticism.
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