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Book By My Bedside: And The Hippos Were Boiled In

Title: And The Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks Author(s): William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac What I think so far: A novel that neither author wanted published, a story that took sixty years to surface, a plot that is a fictionalised version of a real-life murder; And The Hippos…immediately fills potential readers with intrigue and […]Read More

Revisiting Literary Characters: Dean Moriarty (On The Road)

Jack Kerouac’s semi-autobiographical On The Road tells the story of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty as they embark upon a journey of hitch-hiking, rampant partying and self-evaluation in almost every corner of the United States. Despite the book being told by Sal’s perspective, the participant narrator seems to accept that Dean is at the epicentre […]Read More

The Essential Summer Reading List

There is an idyllic, Lennon and McCartney-style union when it comes to literature and the summertime. Enjoying a lovely summer’s day requires a few necessities, among which is a decent book to make the sun-kissed day pass and daydreams begin. The number of books beside the pool or on an exotic beach, or a rockier […]Read More

Book By My Bedside: On The Road // Jack Kerouac

Title: On The Road Author: Jack Kerouac What I think so far:  While I’m, quite frankly, obsessed with American Literature, I’m unsure as to why it has taken me so long to read one of the classics. The story follows the narrator, Sal Paradise, on his exuberant journey across America. This book takes the reader on […]Read More