On the Road

On the Road Review

A quintessential novel of America & the Beat Generation On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac's years traveling the N. American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, "a sideburned hero of the snowy West." As "Sal Paradise" & "Dean Moriarty," the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge & experience. Kerouac's love of America, compassion for humanity & sense of language as jazz combine to make On the Road an inspirational work of lasting importance. This classic novel of freedom & longing defined what it meant to be "Beat" & has inspired every generation since its initial publication.

Title:On the Road
Edition Language:English

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  • Jessica

    This is probably the worst book I have ever finished, and I'm forever indebted to the deeply personality-disordered college professor who assigned it, because if it hadn't been for that class I never ...

  • Adam

    I'm supposed to like On the Road, right? Well, I don't. I hate it and I always have. There are a lot of reasons why I hate it. I find Kerouac's attitude toward the world pathetically limited and pater...

  • Ian

    A View from the CouchOTR has received some negative reviews lately, so I thought I would try to explain my rating.This novel deserves to lounge around in a five star hotel rather than languish in a lo...

  • Samadrita

    This is the book which has given me anxiety attacks on sleepless nights.This is the book which has glared at me from its high pedestal of classical importance in an effort to browbeat me into finally ...

  • Jahn Sood

    I've been thinking about this book a lot lately, so I figured that I'd go back and write something about it. When I first read this book, I loved it as a piece of art, but its effect on me was differe...

  • Lala BooksandLala

    Read for an Aries inspired vlog https://youtu.be/voSrsRnGL68...

  • Michael Finocchiaro

    Kerouac's masterpiece breathes youth and vigor for the duration and created the American bohemian "beat" lifestyle which has been the subject of innumerable subsequent books, songs, and movies. I have...

  • Mark Lawrence

    I think this book, which launched Kerouac's career and gave him insta-fame, has to be seen as a product of its time.I found it a chore to read, a long dull boast about a series of road trips. It's pop...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    (484 from 1001) - On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. The two main characters of the book are the narrator, Sal Paradise, and his friend...

  • Fabian

    Herein lies that gnarly root of our all-American Sense of Entitlement. Coupling this with "Huck Finn" as THE quintessential American Novel is One Enormous mistake: Twain at least entertains, at least ...