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On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac's years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, "a sideburned hero of the snowy West." As "Sal Paradise" and "Dean Moriarty," the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience. Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz combine to make On the Road an inspirational...
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Aug 6th, 2017
I really didn't like this
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Jun 5th, 2015
Hate it. Over rated.....way over rated.
Jan 11th, 2015
rambling beautiful madness.
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Jul 30th, 2013
When I first started reading this book, I hated it. It took me too long to read because the sentences were awfully long and never came Kerouac immediately to the point. After finishing On the Road, I loved it for all the reasons I first hated it. This book is the first piece of literature I had read and I'm glad it was.
Jul 10th, 2013
I have somewhat mixed feelings about this book. I didn't love it, but I certainly didn't hate it either. It definitely recommend reading it, but perhaps more for it's historical value than anything. It is valuable as the first book of its kind and a great representative of the beat movement. However, modern readers may find it a bit boring and self-indulgent because the ideas it presents and the themes it discusses have since been beaten to death. That's not the book's fault; again, it was the first of its kind, but that's what I mean when I say that its value is largely historical.
Jun 23rd, 2013
Will make your bodies emotional responses turn into physical responses. Just go
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On the Road appears on these lists...
91st on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert
90th on The Big Read by BBC
39th on Top 100 Books by Newsweek