Whewf. New word. I made it up. It means: "to be releived that a book that has been on your 'to read' shelf is finally on your 'read' shelf." I recently finished On the Road, by Jack Kerouac. The book provided me with a poetic journey through America, but I just didn't love it like I thought I should.
My review: Not bad. I wasn't floored by it though. Perhaps it's because I chose the original scroll version from Penguin, Kerouac's first draft. I did enjoy picturing the author holed up with a typewriter just pouring out his soul without reprieve. However, I just couldn't shake the idea that I would probably dislike these characters if I met them in real life. They honestly epitomize a lot of what I hope never to be, but I also envy them for their nerve. I'm glad I read this book, if only to say that I read it.