Hi, first time here, i told myself i should read more.
I am currently reading this because this girl i have a crush on considers it as her fav book.
It's truely fantastic, but i'm reading it in english and it's not my native language... Should i go on? I'm almost tired of reading it and i just finished the first part (fuck the scroll edition).
(Also, it's a bit strange for a non american to read it, i need a fucking map every time he crosses a state)
well, first thing, if you want to learn to read you have to leave social life and stop giving to bodily pleasures. you have to become an abbott, an ascetic monk, a beaver. if if you live for the flesh you will never have a mind. intentions are flawed, you are in it for the wrong reasons. you can be an animal body or a human, but not both.
might as well read part 2 as well if you're that far
part 3 and 4 are p. boring by the time you get to them.
if she asks what you thought of part 3 and 4 just part 3 is like part 2 minus dean for a while and part 4 is like part 2 in mexico but sal is kinda bored and then gets dysentary and dean ditches him
...part 1 is the best ... the whole part teaching dean to write, the excitement of sal's first trip by himself, the shack-house, the french navy guy, the night watch job, the mexican chick in california, the vineyards -- love it
>yeah man I've got you a job on a boat
>no man, I don't have you a job on a boat
the most relatable part of the book. has anyone's friend who totally had a job for them actually had one?
shes only interested in it because it's a meme book for lel i think differently also drug culture.
just talk to her about ginsberg and castanada. any deconstructionism will be way over her head.
>When he describes how broken but how happy he is, picking cotton in the fields