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Review: On the Road

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

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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Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)

User Review  - Lauren Jensen - Goodreads

It was not one those books that I picked up and could not put down. However Jack Kerouac is an incredible writer and the character development is superb. Read full review

Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)

User Review  - Gareth Cassidy - Goodreads

The writing detailing the journeys of Sal and Dean across post-war America is beautiful. A book i could read multiple times. Read full review

Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)

User Review  - Dov - Goodreads

This is one of the books that are included in must read lists. I heard too much great feedback. Naturally my expectations were high. I understand that this book was written in the 40's and that it is ... Read full review

Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)

User Review  - Claire - Goodreads

Nothing really happens and whilst I'm all for rambling character driven stuff, the character here just isn't well developed enough for such a sparse plot to hold up by itself. The nice prose puts it up a star, but there's just nothing special about it. Read full review

Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)

User Review  - Tony Shepherd - Goodreads

It may seem trite, but this novel changed my life. I read it for the first time the summer before my senior year of high school, and I have been held by it for over 20 years. If you haven't explored the beauty of this masterpiece, you're doing yourself a disservice. Read full review

Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)

User Review  - Nassim - Goodreads

a must read classic. Read full review

Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)

User Review  - Jon Eames - Goodreads

I'm no huge fan of the pretentious hipster/beatnik tradition BUT this book was beautiful and poetic. Definitely an ode to American lore and exploration. Read full review

Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)

User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

I'm grateful for the many reviews of this book that make an effort to appreciate it for what it is. I feel like it's often misunderstood as an exercise in juvenile fantasy. It isn't that- or at least ... Read full review

Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)

User Review  - Mike Moore - Goodreads

This is a rich and clear narrative that has a compelling voice, based primarily on sonorous and rhythmic, but also simple and repetitive phrases. There is a naive joy in sheer movement throughout this ... Read full review

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