Jessica’s mini-review: We just got a used Departed Angels (Jack Kerouac: The Lost Paintings) yesterday, and it looks pretty cool.
The first half is just a collection of Jack Kerouac’s terrible drawings and paintings. It’s kind of hilarious; the drawings range from awful to passable, but you could never accuse Kerouac of timidity, so despite his lack of skill, some of the paintings could pass as bold experiments in modern art (of the splash-that-paint-all-up-on-there school). Luckily the second half of the book has a lot of really interesting critical commentary on Kerouac’s writing and the organic relationship between doodles and writing in his notebooks.
Definitely recommended for Kerouac fans, and worth a read-through just for the lulz.