On the Road
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 forty years ago.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sprainedbrain - www.librarything.com
I'm maybe too old to appreciate this one. I liked it at the beginning, and there is no doubt this book is well written, but around halfway though, I was sick of Sal's white male chauvinist homophobe ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lrquinn - LibraryThing
This is a book I read because I "needed to know." For all the hype surrounding Kerouac, I thought it was a real let-down. In its day I'm sure it was ground-breaking, but I didn't much care for it. Read full review
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