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The Subterraneans
3.68
it was ok
In my spin through Kerouac's books, my friend said after reading On The Road and The Dharma Bums that my next task should be The Subterraneans.

Apparen
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Oct 2007
Sep 26, 2007
 
Thatcher Stole My Trousers
3.96
it was amazing
It feels weird to say that I bought this memoir of an alternative comedian known as a star of the most punk sitcom ever recorded ... at Harrod's. But ...more
Aug 22, 2016
Jul 14, 2016
 
November 22, 1963: Witness to History
3.80
really liked it
Hugh Aynesworth was signing this book at a recent panel discussion I attended about the JFK anniversary a few weeks back. So I decided to get his book ...more
Nov 30, 2013
Nov 30, 2013
 
The Rum Diary
3.83
really liked it
I read this book years ago before I had seen the movie, before I had read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and before I had myself visited Puerto Rico. ...more
Jun 20, 2014
Jun 12, 2012
 
Go Set a Watchman
3.31
liked it
**spoiler alert** Go Set a Watchman is a fascinating read, but it isn't near as fascinating as the furor surrounding the book.

"Atticus Finch is a raci
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Jul 16, 2015
Jul 16, 2015
 
Overload: Finding the Truth in Today's Deluge of News
3.83
really liked it
When someone like Bob Schieffer, who has worked as a reporter for 60 years, decides to give a view of today’s media landscape, it deserves attention. ...more
Nov 22, 2017
Nov 11, 2017
 
Roughing It
3.89
liked it
I don't know if I can honestly mark this in the "read" column since I skipped quickly to the back portion for Twain's thoughts on Hawaii before my own ...more
Jun 2008
Jun 15, 2008
 
Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture
3.73
liked it
I'm nearly 25 years late reading the book that literally defined my generation. One reason is that I often mistrust generational labels. Around 84 mil ...more
Aug 08, 2015
Jun 18, 2014
 
The Continental Op
4.17
really liked it
Esquire had a list of the 75 books every man should read, and I noticed this book was on it, one of the few Dashiell Hammett books I hadn't read.

It w
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Dec 06, 2015
Nov 26, 2015
 
Big Sur
3.86
really liked it
I love Jack Kerouac, so as we were about to head down Highway 1 on vacation, this was the perfect read. A very thinly veiled version of Kerouac talked ...more
Jul 08, 2015
Jun 22, 2015
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