Just finished this -- what does /lit/ think?
personally i really enjoyed it, really got into the musical scenes, and dean is an absolute madman
I liked parts of it but was sick of them by the end. Particularly Dean.
Liked the bit about the Mexican girl. The hitched ride with the Okies who never stopped and the visit down to old Bull Lee or whatever he called Burroughs. Also liked that wife murdering junkie pedo Burroughs tried to warn Kerouac that Dean/Cassady was of low moral character.
Didn't particularly enjoy it in high school until an older (Prankster) friend of mine remarked how miserable Neal was during the whole thing and thereafter. Since then I somewhat appreciate the work.