Monday, May 28, 2012

On The Road Read-a-long Starting Post

I'm not a fan of the Beat Movement. I don't get chills when I read Ginsberg's Howl, and I haven't read Burrough's Naked Lunch, and I don't think these guys were the best thing since sliced bread. Or pizza.

All the same, I'm embarrassed to admit I haven't read Jack Kerouac's On The Road. Yup, about as close as I ventured to the text is 10,000 Maniacs' Hey Jack Kerouac.

Oh, and I chuckled when I read Truman Capote's insult, "That's not writing. That's typing."

But I've only read one classic this year (Hemingway's A Moveable Feast), and shame is one hell of a motivating factor.

If you'd like to join in on this read-a-long, please visit Wallace's Unputdownables, read the rules, and throw your name in the ring.

Week One's post will be up on Friday, June 8th.

And on another note, are any of you Armchair BEA participants?