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The Subterraneans by Jack Kerouac
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Dec 05, 2006

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, california

A profoundly sad novel. I fall in and out of love with Kerouac's prose, but his story rips your heart out. It was recommended to me by a colleague who told me that this book is about "people who make decisions by not making any choices."

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Reading Progress

December 5, 2006 – Shelved
December 8, 2006 – Shelved as: fiction
October 21, 2008 –
page 25
January 5, 2009 –
page 37
19.27% "Whoops! I lost it for a while...just found it again."
Started Reading
April 28, 2009 – Finished Reading
June 29, 2009 – Shelved as: california

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message 1: by Vanessa (last edited Oct 02, 2017 07:58AM) (new)

Vanessa Your friend told you right . That is exactly what the book is about ,living a life totally by happenstance . I read it in 1977 . I thought it was cool then , but it probably won't interest me enough to read it a
second time .

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