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message 1: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 18, 2018 03:01PM) (new)

Anuradha wrote; "Why do people love this book?"

Good question. I think that in the US you're supposed to because it's on some top 100 lists, and people fear sounding un-cool to say that they didn't.

It's rare for me, but I couldn't even get through this thing twice.

Or maybe because Kerouac is dead, and it's now popular in the US for males to live with their mothers to an advanced age. Bottom line, IDK either.


message 2: by Ana O (new)

Ana O What? That bad? I've been looking forward to reading this book. Ah...


message 3: by Dolors (new)

Dolors Not sure I will invest time into reading this...


message 4: by Florencia (new)

Florencia any white man who suffers from first world problems.
Great summary.

I thought that maybe, perhaps, there was a chance that I wasn't in the right frame of mind so wasn't able to appreciate it more. I suppose there's no need to revisit it.
Looking forward to the full review! *buys popcorn*


message 5: by Anuradha (new)

Anuradha Ana wrote: "What? That bad? I've been looking forward to reading this book. Ah..."

Blah. It's quite terrible. I want someone to tell me what is great about this book, because I don't fucking see it.


message 6: by Anuradha (new)

Anuradha Dolors wrote: "Not sure I will invest time into reading this..."

There is a plethora of good books out there, Dolors. This isn't one of them. I usually don't regret reading my one star books, but in this rare case, I do. I wasn't even entertained ironically. :(


message 7: by Anuradha (new)

Anuradha Florencia wrote: "any white man who suffers from first world problems.
Great summary.

I thought that maybe, perhaps, there was a chance that I wasn't in the right frame of mind so wasn't able to appreciate it more...."


I genuinely think I would've hated this book less if that was its title. Because this was totally not what I was expecting. It promised "road trip" and "fun" and "adventure", and I got "White men have sex with all kinds of women. And sometimes men. Though they're really not fully okay with having sex with men. Here is a story of their internalised misogyny and homophobia."

I also thought that, and hence my re-read. This book has raving reviews. Like I told Dolors, I genuinely regret reading (and rereading this book). I want to not read this book.

Thank you! :D


message 8: by Angela (new)

Angela Auten I probably would never pick up this book in general. I honestly don't care for books like that. I don't ever read what is on top 100s lol

Thank you for the review!


message 9: by Anuradha (new)

Anuradha Angela wrote: "I probably would never pick up this book in general. I honestly don't care for books like that. I don't ever read what is on top 100s lol

Thank you for the review!"


I love classics in general, and I usually give them all a fair chance. This is book however, was totally not worth the chance. Ugh.

You're so welcome. Thank you for reading! :)


message 10: by Emer (last edited Mar 22, 2018 05:58PM) (new)

Emer Saw you rate this one star a few days ago and immediately requested it from my library's e-catalogue. Book just became available to download. Let the sadomasochism begin 😂 (I could never not read it because *classic*. I do love to read as many of them as I can even if I end up loathing them!)


message 11: by Anuradha (new)

Anuradha Ah, Emer. You're really as bad as me. I literally only read it, because it's a classic. The regret is strong here. Have fun with this. ;P I really want to trash this with you.


message 12: by Adina (new)

Adina :)) Enjoying your angry reviews, as always.


message 13: by Anuradha (new)

Anuradha Haha, thanks Adina! :) Though, this wasn't supposed to be angry. I mean, I was giving the book a second chance. Clearly didn't work.


message 14: by Rakhi (new)

Rakhi Dalal I tried reading it but couldn't get past first few pages and I gave it a second chance too, but alas!


message 15: by Anuradha (new)

Anuradha Ah, I'm really glad you didn't waste much time on this book, Rakhi. It doesn't deserve it.


message 16: by Kassandra (new)

Kassandra Wait, Sam and Dean were named after Sal and Dean?! Nooooooooo!!! That almost sours Supernatural for me. :-(


message 17: by Anuradha (new)

Anuradha I know, right? :(


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