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On the Road - Jack Kerouac, Ann Charters
On the Road
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The novel that defined the Beat generation, this exuberant tale of two men traversing America is as fresh and fantastic as ever.
The novel that defined the Beat generation, this exuberant tale of two men traversing America is as fresh and fantastic as ever.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140185218 (0140185216)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 307
Edition language: English
Series: Duluoz Legend
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Misericordia
Misericordia rated it
1.0 On the Road
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
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
4.5 The Birth of Modern America
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...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
2.5 Tumultous River
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
0.5 On closer inspection, still horrible
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
4.0 On The Road review
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.
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