Re: RARA-AVIS: Dog Soldiers/Who'll Stop the Rain

From: Bob Toomey (
Date: 07 Jan 2000

Mark Sullivan wrote:
> Dog Soldiers is also interesting for its Beat connections. The Ray
> Hicks character is based on Neal Cassady (down to the walking along the
> train tracks scene), whom Stone knew while "on the bus" with Ken Kesey.

Neal Cassady is, of course, the model for the protagonist of Jack Kerouac's On the Road. But I wasn't aware of the connection to Dog Soldiers. Guess it's time to reread both of them.


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