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On The Road, the most famous of Jack Kerouac's works, is not only the soul of the Beat movement and literature, but one of the most important novels of the century. Like nearly all of Kerouac's writing, On The Road is thinly fictionalized autobiography, filled with a cast made of Kerouac's real life friends, lovers, and fellow travelers. Narrated by Sal Paradise, one of Kerouac's alter-egos, On the Road is a cross-country bohemian odyssey that not only influenced writing in the years since its 1957 publication but penetrated into the deepest levels of American thought and culture.
Fans of Kerouac get the whole beautiful, groovy deal with this new recording of the radically hip novel that many consider the heart of the Beat movement. Poetic, open and raw, Kerouac's prose lays out a cross-country adventure as experienced by Sal Paradise, an autobiographical character. A writer holed up in a room at his aunt's house, Paradise gets inspired by Dean Moriarty (a character based on Kerouac's friend Neal Cassady) to hit the road and see America. From the moment he gets on the seven train out of New York City, he takes the reader through the highs and lows of hitchhiking, bonding with fellow explorers and opting for beer before food. First published in 1957, Kerouac's perennially hot story continues to express the restless energy and desire for freedom that makes people rush out to see the world. The tale is only improved by Dillon's well-paced, articulate reading as he voices the flow of images and graveled reality of Paradise's search for the edge.
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This is one of those books that I had often heard about, but never got around to reading, until recently. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Gabriel Boutros
book came in good condition, didn't enjoy the read itself but the product was as described. I needed it for school, it served me well.Published 10 months ago by Priscila
Awesome book! Jack Kerouac makes you feel the spirit of the road trip.Published 14 months ago by MAsse
This book had so much hype and I think that might have been what ruined it for me.
I went into it, hearing all these great reviews. Read more
Yeah, y'know, good book, good quality, cheap, what more do you want. I'd buy again. Might buy it for a friend. Absolute must read.Published 18 months ago by jonnykaspe