Jack's book: inspired, perfect, hard-lived.
My book: derivative, quirky, obsessed.
Here's the back cover:
ON THE ROAD captures--as no other novel has ever done--youth's frenetic search for Experience and Sensation.
Wild drives across America, buying cars, wrecking cars, stealing cars, dumping cars, picking up girls, making love, all-night drinking bouts, jazz joints, wild parties, hot spots
Most of that sounds tame in 2009. Most of that sounds like a typical Friday night in Hallowell to Crystal and me.
The cover announces the price: 75 cents.
I guess that's what they call inflation.