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Desolation Angels

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is one of my favorite of Kerouac's works altho I have only read 4 (on the road, dharma bums, big sur, and desolation angels) I don't think it is pretentious. What is pretentious in my opinion at least is when people write and they use a lot of imagery and extra words because they think it sounds good but it just takes away from what they are really trying to say. The more straightforward the better. But I'm just a kid what do I know right?