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OTR and Tristessa?

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Tristessa is interesting, but thank god it was not the third best thing Kerouac wrote. Subterraneans is also very good (one of most people's top 5), but I havent read it in a while.

Dharma Bums does veer into "an ill-considered orientalism", but I dont think that means its closer to Pic (Pic is one work of Kerouac's that I consider "highly problematic").

From your response I can tell you enjoyed the end of OTR more than the rest of the book.