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Thursday, July 21, 2011

READING ON THE ROAD


“All our best men are laughed at in this nightmare land.”- Jack Kerouac


He’s on Chapter 10 now of Kerouac’s classic.

The idea came to him one day while waiting

for his wife in a bookstore when he noticed a

hardcover copy of it on sale for just $7.99.

He thought about buying it since he’d heard

so many references and mentions of the novel.


Instead he came up with a better way to read

it and put the plan into place as he drove across

the country he planned to visit bookstores

not far off the interstates, roads and highways.

In each store, he’d find the low to the ground

fake leather chairs and ordered a large iced tea.


When the chapter was finished, he placed the

book back on the shelf, used the men’s room,

returned to the highway, and drove for another

200 miles or so before finding the next bookstore,

another drink, and where he’d left off in the story.

Maybe he’d be finished by August, near Delaware.

3 comments:

jen revved said...

super poem-- perhaps we are of the same vintage, yes? Following. xxxj

Linda S. Socha said...

Love this story image....I can picture making this journey
Linda

affairsofink said...

Brilliant! Thanks for this.