If Library Journal’s galley guides serve to bring good books to your attention, they also serve to bring good books to mine. Here are 12 books I discovered while compiling the ALA Midwinter guide. Take a look at them all.
The screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s Beat bible, On the Road, goes into wide distribution soon. The Entertainment Weekly review dubbed it’s an “almost painfully literal adaptation” that “doesn’t conjure the rapture of Kerouac’s bohemian romanticism.” Still, the film ranked a B-, which, frankly, isn’t terrible. Film also is tackling Kerouac’s Big Sur, which is […]
Joyce Johnson is a memoirist and novelist whose books include the recent Missing Men and the National Book Critics Circle Award–winner Minor Characters, about her relationship with legendary Beat writer Jack Kerouac. Her correspondence with Kerouac was published as Door Wide Open: A Beat Love Affair in Letters. Her newest book, The Voice Is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac, is a groundbreaking portrait of the artist’s early years. Tantorious is a semi-monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio.