On the Road (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Dec 28, 1976 - Fiction - 320 pages
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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 work of lasting importance.

Kerouac’s classic novel of freedom and longing defined what it meant to be “Beat” and has inspired every generation since its initial publication more than fifty years ago.
  

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The prose is beautiful and the pace is pitch perfect. - Goodreads
Hard to read at first... - Goodreads
Great writing; very fluent and spontaneous. - Goodreads
No plot, rambling style, pointless self-indulgence. - weRead
Clever language and great premise. - Goodreads
His style of writing was tedious for me to read. - Goodreads

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Not what I expected. I listened to this book as an audiobook: For me, Will Patton's performance was the saving grace for this audiobook, this was not what I expected. I'd never read On The Road, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Keith - Goodreads

There is little ambivalence about Jack Kerouac's "On the Road." People either really like it, or (as my wife) find it unreadable. I lean toward the former group. What I liked about the books was ... Read full review

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Jack Kerouac(1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of Cody.

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