Summer Reading: Gypsies & Bookworms

A post for bookworms & gypsies alike. Some of my favourite reads : both about travel, and for your ongoing  travels:

F&L

1.) a true literary gem brought to us by one of my sacredly admired authors

“The journey in Las Vegas is a drug-frenzied observation on the extreme dichotomies of a post-counterculture persona being confronted with all the legal excesses of a Nixon led America.

Confrontation between beliefs, journalists and their place, the individual and the established systems, morality and freedom, stretch the narrative into a field of unabashed mayhem – delivered through the lens of a drug addled journalist.”
– Psychedelic Press UK

ScarTissue

2.)  A raw & unfettered delve into the other side of hollywood stardom.

Adrenaline & ect. junkie Anthony Kiedis gives his personal account of the ascent to icon status, addiction on its darkest day, and the battle between the life of a best-selling band mate and that of a battered spirit- a binge away from death.

A thrilling plot that remains attainable to the reader- targeting every emotion in your arsenal.  – mr  ** I HIGHLY RECCOMEND.**

on ze road3.)  “This book should come with a health warning aimed particularly at those in their formative years: proceed with caution, you may never be able to settle in one place again… & you might take up hitch-hiking.

On The Road features a series of trips made by Kerouac and his Beat Generation friends across America in the years after the Second World War.  Seen Through the eyes of narrator Sal Paradise (Kerouac himself) the reader is transported from New York to Denver to San Francisco and LA. Along the way there’s jazz, poetry and drugs.

There’s Dean Moriarty, whose incredible thirst for life (and women) gives the book its extraordinary momentum. “The only people in life for me are the mad ones… the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles,” says Sal of his explosive travelling companion.

With those words, a thousand trips were launched.” – Telegraph UK – Travel

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