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Duluoz legend....

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Some good advice is start with the early years of Kerouac.A chronological overview of his autobiographical stuff is called The Duluoz Legend.If you're planning to get into Kerouac I suggest You start with Visions of Gerard (a lovely but sad tale of his brother Gerard who died age 9) or with Maggie Cassidy (a tale of adolescent love).Although On the road is his most famous book (it was the first one I read....),there are better novels by Kerouac (Dharma Bums and The Subterraneans and Lonesome Traveller is great stuff too,but I suggest you start with the above mentioned.)HAVE FUN!!!