Well, I just finished reading The Dharma Bums. This was my second book by Kerouac. I am reading Kerouac for a school project this year. Overall I would have to the Dharma Bums was a great book. Great descriptions of the Cascades and the Buddhist adventures in the book were just great. For me,Japhy Ryder, was better than Dean Moriarty. I guess it was the Buddhism.