Chicago Reader, 4/13
"I loved Kerouac's first novel, The Sea Is My Brother...[It] left me with that feeling that life is full of poems, pain, colorful characters, and small moments that matter." Milwaukee Shepherd Express, 4/12/12
"The Sea is My Brother
is chock-full of pathos, anticipation and hurt. Kerouac's characters, including the small role players, are a perfect blend of real people living real lives. It was a brilliant, youthful performance by the author, years before he changed the pace of literature with On the Road.
" Chicago New City, 4/16/12
"A captivating preview into the author–and his works–to be...A complete story, romantic, energetic, exuberant and even brash, qualities Kerouac never outgrew." Charleston Post & Courier, 5/27/12
"The fascination, and perhaps the value of this book, is that it presents itself as a clear precursor to the books that followed. Given Kerouac's subsequent impact, it is an important artifact in the popular literature of the time."