Review: On the Road

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Jack 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. Read full review

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User Review  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

Boring. It does nothing to increase my view of the world or expose humanity in any way. Maybe because I grew up with my father and uncles telling these exact same stories, but this did absolutely nothing for me. Read full review

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“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” In the winter of 1947, Sal Paradise, a young writer who lives with his aunt, meets Dean Moriarty, a free spirit recently ... Read full review

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Kerouac represents the next evolution in American twentieth-century literature in my view. I am also curious about the fascination with the Dharma at Big Sur and the Great Divide exemplified by the ... Read full review

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The writing is of a high standard in this book, but the story is a meandering and rather repetitive account of encounters with eccentrics and women, mostly while drunk and/or high. It reminded me a ... Read full review

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Love at first site
Loved it!! Could not put it down. Loved the free spirited characters. It made me long for a life like that.

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On The Road
Read this during college graduation week in June of 1962 and immediately after getting the hard earned degree, I hit the road hitching across the US from Brooklyn to Long Beach. Thanks to
Jack I had one of the greatest timees of my life. Too bad it can't be done in the 21st century as easily as back in the day. Reading it again, and soon to reread Orwells "Down And Out In Paris And London". 

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Long and winding tale of a few young men looking for happiness in all the wrong places. A description of their lives, unhindered by any form of plot or character development. Superb writing, but going nowhere slow.

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This a book that really changed my life in highschool it help me turn to a different direction in my life that allow me to grow as an individual. I really feel that anyone who really reads this will find themselves changed for the better

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