Visions of Dharma
I've owned a copy of Visions of Cody for ten years and had many aborted attempts at reading it. It's all over the place! I did enjoy the first part about Neal and his Dad in Denver, and some of the transcript stuff is good, but I agree it's not a book to be read cover to cover. Maybe I'll give it another go soon.
I like the idea of reading Dharma Bums in the summer. I think I read it for the first time during that season. As I read, I so wanted to be there, on that mountain staring out over that expanse of trees, alone with my thoughts attempting to work it all out. If I were forced to choose I think I would have to say that this is Kerouac's best.