Lonesome Traveler by Jack Kerouac

Lonesome Traveler

Jack Kerouac

fiction classics travel reflective slow-paced

157 pages | first published 1960


As he roams the US, Mexico, Morocco, Paris and London, Jack Kerouac breathlessly records, in prose of pure poetry, the life of the road. Standing on the engine of a train as it rushes past fields of prickly cactus; witnessing his first bullfight i...
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reflective 100%
challenging 50%
inspiring 50%
dark 25%
emotional 25%
hopeful 25%
lighthearted 25%
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