VISIONS OF GERARD BY JACK KEROUAC

April 7, 2014 at 9:19 pm Leave a comment

If you’ve never read anything by Kerouac do yourself a favor – begin with On the Road and work your way through his works.

I’ve read a few of his books, but that was some time ago.  I’ve now reentered Kerouac’s world with Visions of Gerard.  It’s the first book in his series, The Duluoz Legend, and I guess I’m now along for the ride.  The series is fourteen books long with Dr. Sax as the next in line and I’m lucky enough to own a copy I bought years ago.

But first, back to Visions of Gerard.  This short novel is on long stream of thought with a story line of the narrator’s brother’s death woven in.  I’m not an authority, but I don’t think there is anyone currently using this technique.

To be in the mind of Jack Kerouac would be as if you were the silver ball in a pinball machine.  You know you’re on the move but not sure of the destination.

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