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On the Road (Audio) - Community Reviews back

by Jack Kerouac
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Misericordia
Misericordia rated it 2 years ago
Not sure if this is going to remain a DNF, or what...The book is unreadable and in places plain incoherent. Some of the imagery is nauseating while some is beautiful, daunting and well-felt out. And I have to admit that I can't help hating the stupid protagonists without a single healthy brain cell ...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
One of the main reasons that I decided to read this book, other than the fact that it happens to be a modern classic, is because I was reading an article in a Christian magazine that was complaining about how this book, and the motor car in general, is responsible for the promiscuous, permissive, an...
Booklife of Bia
Booklife of Bia rated it 4 years ago
I liked some parts of Kerouac's signature novel more than others, but unlike a lot of other Readers have put it in their comments, I wouldn't consider it that bad a story. I admit that sometimes, the story got quite lengthy and I really felt for the old aunt always being tricked into giving "Sal" m...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 6 years ago
Alas, it promised much and delivered sparely. "On the Road" is a book that seems to be written as man would tell a long collection of anecdotes. Somewhere I saw it referred as a stream of conscience kind of writing. It does feel like a never stopping river: some fast stretches, distressing rapids...
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it 6 years ago
Yeah, yeah. I couldn't care about the irresponsible, chauvinistic and ignorant protagonist and his witless quest.Since writing the above I have read the PhD thesis of my friend, Loni Reynolds, on spiritual and religious themes in the Beats. After reading it I sent her this email:Hi Loni,Thanks so mu...
Proctosophy
Proctosophy rated it 6 years ago
Really talky. Some beautiful passages, especially towards the beginning and then at the end when the characters are driving through Mexico. Definitely written in a different style than what I'm familiar with.
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 6 years ago
I watched the film version of On the Road the other night, and while watching it I couldn’t help but compare Sal Paradise, Dean Moriarity and their fellow beats to the inhabitants of Cannery Row, more specifically Mack and the boys from the Palace Flophouse. That is, there aren’t that many similarit...
purelynicole
purelynicole rated it 6 years ago
Yup, that was a book.It's a character study more than a story, and just wasn't my thing.
oh the guilt
oh the guilt rated it 7 years ago
Not worth anyone's time, I'm afraid.
hpagano
hpagano rated it 7 years ago
Reading this book was a lot like going on a road trip: there were some moments of deep, intense beauty, but most of the time was spent going through the dull, dusty, and uncomfortable bits in between.
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