For much of his career director Robert Zemeckis has dealt broadly with lighter themed material and, even when things have got dramatic as in parts of Forrest Gump or Cast Away, it has mostly been with with a sense of melodrama rather than serious grit. So Allied, following the story of a pair of allied... Continue Reading →

Pic by Jack Kerouac

When I finished The Subterraneans by Jack Kerouac I hadn't intended on reading Pic right away, but as the short novel was included in the same book I thought why not. While I'm not entirely sure why the two are combined, other than both are at the shorter end of the novel spectrum, there is at least... Continue Reading →

The Subterraneans by Jack Kerouac

In recent years I've read a number of works of the Beat Generation, and of Jack Kerouac in particular; Big Sur, The Dharma Bums and of course the centrepiece of Kerouac's career, On The Road. Partly this exploration was out of an interest in outsider movements, partly the history of San Francisco and partly for its sheer post-war... Continue Reading →

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