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On the Road - Jack Kerouac
On the Road
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Sal Paradise, a young 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 fulfillment through drink, sex, drugs and jazz becomes an exploration of personal freedom, a test of the limits... show more
Sal Paradise, a young 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 fulfillment through drink, sex, drugs and jazz becomes an exploration of personal freedom, a test of the limits of the American dream. A brilliant blend of fiction and autobiography, Jack Kerouac's exhilarating novel defined the new 'Beat' generation. It had tremendous impact on both sides of the Atlantic and made him famous overnight.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140274158 (0140274154)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 304
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...
Booklife of Bia
Booklife of Bia rated it
3.0 On the Road
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
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...
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