On the Road
Penguin, Aug 20, 2012 - Autobiographical fiction - 296 pages
Sal Paradise, young and innocent, joins the slightly crazed Dean Moriarty on a breathless, exuberant ride back and forth across the United States. Their hedonistic search for release or fulfilment through drink, sex, drugs and jazz becomes an exploration of personal freedom, a test of the limits of the American Dream.
Jack Kerouac's landmark novel, On the Road, beloved by millions around the world for over fifty years, has finally been adapted for the screen. Acclaimed international filmmaker Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries) directs a world class cast and crew in a film that feels contemporary while remaining faithful to Kerouac's iconic text.
On the Roadstars Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Tom Sturridge, Alice Braga, Elizabeth Moss, Danny Morgan, Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen.
On the Roadin Australian cinemas from September 27, 2012.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - steve02476 - LibraryThing
A you-are-there history from a few years before I was born (actually published a few months before i was born). I'm surprised I never read it before, I wonder what effect it would have had on me had I ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rsairs - LibraryThing
I read this book 50 years ago as a teenager. I bought this copy at City Lights in San Francisco. I still don't understand how something can be so ugly and beautiful at the same time. I still can't figure how lives so degraded could at the same time be so transcendent. Read full review