On the Road (Duluoz Legend)

On the Road (Duluoz Legend)

When Jack Kerouac?s On the Road first appeared in 1957, readers instantly felt the beat of a new literary rhythm. A fictionalised account of his own journeys across America with his friend Neal Cassady, Kerouac?s beatnik odyssey captured the soul of a generation and changed the landscape of American fiction for ever. Influenced by Jack London and Thomas Wolfe, Kerouac alway When Jack Kerouac?s On the Road first appeared in 1957, readers instantly felt the beat of a new literary rhyth...

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Title:On the Road (Duluoz Legend)
Author:Jack Kerouac
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:On the Road
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:307 pages pages

On the Road (Duluoz Legend) Reviews

  • karen
    Apr 16, 2007

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the 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 follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend; Ke...

    484 - On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. ???????: ?? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ?????: ??????? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??? 2015 ?????? ?????: ?? ????...

    The other day I was talking to someone and he said, ?Well, I?m no pie expert . . . Wait! No! I am a pie expert. I am an expert at pie!? Another person asked, ?How did you become a pie expert?? ?One time I ate only pie for an entire week. I was driving across the coun...

    ?Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.? I am not really into classics. I always preferred the fantasy genre, due to an innate escapism, a vivid imagination and a constant longing for magic. But as you may tell, I didn't cast spells while readin...

    in september, this book will turn sixty years old! while i do not care for it personally, and the celebration of a couple of self-satisfied pseudo-intellectual doofuses and their buffet-style spirituality traveling across the country, leaving a number of pregnancies in their wake and e...

  • Adam
    Apr 24, 2007

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

  • Jacob
    Dec 21, 2007

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

  • Jahn Sood
    Jun 09, 2007

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

  • Trevor
    Nov 11, 2009

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the 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 follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend; Ke...

    484 - On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. ???????: ?? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ?????: ??????? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??? 2015 ?????? ?????: ?? ????...

    The other day I was talking to someone and he said, ?Well, I?m no pie expert . . . Wait! No! I am a pie expert. I am an expert at pie!? Another person asked, ?How did you become a pie expert?? ?One time I ate only pie for an entire week. I was driving across the coun...

    ?Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.? I am not really into classics. I always preferred the fantasy genre, due to an innate escapism, a vivid imagination and a constant longing for magic. But as you may tell, I didn't cast spells while readin...

    in september, this book will turn sixty years old! while i do not care for it personally, and the celebration of a couple of self-satisfied pseudo-intellectual doofuses and their buffet-style spirituality traveling across the country, leaving a number of pregnancies in their wake and e...

    I tried; I really tried. Everything was telling me?I was telling me?this is one I?m going to like. Instead, I got Pablum for the Young Rebel Soul. I suspect I approached this novel with the same myopic nostalgia that, occasionally, contributes to the delusion that young people wh...

    This was a 4 star book based on what it represents, the history of the genre, and my enjoyment of travel. From the get go, this is a stream of consciousness romp through North America. It seems like almost every city in the United States is mentioned at least once as Sal Paradise t...

    I personally can't stand the characters. They cover up irresponsibility and real hurt to people in the guise of being artists. However, I do think there is more to this story. Sure, they are jerks and they are bums and they are full of a lot of BS but as the book progresses, it beco...

    Pardon me while I write a scathing review for this book in the style of Kerouac, the Rambler. I really don't understand why this book is considered a classic. I think of it as nothing more than a diary written by a man who was soused all of the time and whose brain could not underst...

    EDIT: 26/03/2018 I just learnt that Sam and Dean from Supernatural were named after Sal and Dean, and I don't know what to believe in anymore. -- ORIGINAL REVIEW: ALTERNATE TITLE: White People Problems ALTERNATE ALTERNATE TITLE: How Many Girls is Too Many Girls? ALTERN...

    You couldn't pay me enough to re-read this baby now. Well, okay, I'd probably do it for 200. Alright, 100. Cash. Kerouac took over from Steinbeck as the guy I had to read everything by when I was a young person. Steinbeck himself took over from Ray Bradbury. All three American ...

    They're just good ol' boys never meaning no harm, making their way the only way they know how, but that's just a bit more than the law will allow... The characters of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's On the Road are 20th Century equivalents of Huck Finn and Tom Sawye...

    I decided to re-read this recently, having originally read it too long ago as a 15 year old with a head full of clouds, fluffy ideas and idealism. Happy to report that the clouds and other fluff were replaced with an iron clad lump of cynicism which grows daily. This time round (mo...

    The author William Kirn, in a piece for Slate magazine debating the merits of On The Road, wrote, "It's hard for me to summon any more 'critical distance' toward On the Road than I can toward the shape of my own face or the smell of my own sweat." I feel much the same way. For me, On t...

    This book takes me back to that once in a lifetime summer when you sit with your friends and say "we should just hit the road and let it take us anywhere." Over the years you look back and wonder - can you say that you took the road... "I took the one less traveled by, And that has mad...

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    Wow... Can I request a lobotomy please? Something to chase this utter mess of a novel from my brain, rid my memory of this painful reading experience. I mean I should have known better than to read this after reading Anu's fabulous review but well.... I'm one of those people tha...

    I was in school at the Merchant Marine Academy. I was nineteen years old; a Georgia boy. I had no business being there. The deal at the academy is that you do six months of your Sophomore year and six months of your Junior years at sea. At least that?s how it used to be. I hear t...

    I discovered Kerouac in tenth grade, right when all the kicks seem most dazzling, and I thought yes! This is the crazy bohemian life! And I spent the next ten years trying to be a Beatnik. I hitchhiked from Atlanta to Philadelphia just because according to this book that's the sort of ...

    This was an interesting description of a lifestyle but it was not a story. Because I live in Denver, the book has many aspects that hit close to home and I still could not care less. ...

    There are people, I?m quite prepared to admit, that I am more than happy to spend time with ? even an entire week if needs be - as long, that is, as they agree to remain within proper and predictable boundaries. And often those boundaries are pretty well fixed by the covers of the ...

  • Derek
    Jul 31, 2007

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the 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 follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend; Ke...

    484 - On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. ???????: ?? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ?????: ??????? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??? 2015 ?????? ?????: ?? ????...

    The other day I was talking to someone and he said, ?Well, I?m no pie expert . . . Wait! No! I am a pie expert. I am an expert at pie!? Another person asked, ?How did you become a pie expert?? ?One time I ate only pie for an entire week. I was driving across the coun...

    ?Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.? I am not really into classics. I always preferred the fantasy genre, due to an innate escapism, a vivid imagination and a constant longing for magic. But as you may tell, I didn't cast spells while readin...

    in september, this book will turn sixty years old! while i do not care for it personally, and the celebration of a couple of self-satisfied pseudo-intellectual doofuses and their buffet-style spirituality traveling across the country, leaving a number of pregnancies in their wake and e...

    I tried; I really tried. Everything was telling me?I was telling me?this is one I?m going to like. Instead, I got Pablum for the Young Rebel Soul. I suspect I approached this novel with the same myopic nostalgia that, occasionally, contributes to the delusion that young people wh...

    This was a 4 star book based on what it represents, the history of the genre, and my enjoyment of travel. From the get go, this is a stream of consciousness romp through North America. It seems like almost every city in the United States is mentioned at least once as Sal Paradise t...

    I personally can't stand the characters. They cover up irresponsibility and real hurt to people in the guise of being artists. However, I do think there is more to this story. Sure, they are jerks and they are bums and they are full of a lot of BS but as the book progresses, it beco...

    Pardon me while I write a scathing review for this book in the style of Kerouac, the Rambler. I really don't understand why this book is considered a classic. I think of it as nothing more than a diary written by a man who was soused all of the time and whose brain could not underst...

    EDIT: 26/03/2018 I just learnt that Sam and Dean from Supernatural were named after Sal and Dean, and I don't know what to believe in anymore. -- ORIGINAL REVIEW: ALTERNATE TITLE: White People Problems ALTERNATE ALTERNATE TITLE: How Many Girls is Too Many Girls? ALTERN...

    You couldn't pay me enough to re-read this baby now. Well, okay, I'd probably do it for 200. Alright, 100. Cash. Kerouac took over from Steinbeck as the guy I had to read everything by when I was a young person. Steinbeck himself took over from Ray Bradbury. All three American ...

    They're just good ol' boys never meaning no harm, making their way the only way they know how, but that's just a bit more than the law will allow... The characters of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's On the Road are 20th Century equivalents of Huck Finn and Tom Sawye...

    I decided to re-read this recently, having originally read it too long ago as a 15 year old with a head full of clouds, fluffy ideas and idealism. Happy to report that the clouds and other fluff were replaced with an iron clad lump of cynicism which grows daily. This time round (mo...

    The author William Kirn, in a piece for Slate magazine debating the merits of On The Road, wrote, "It's hard for me to summon any more 'critical distance' toward On the Road than I can toward the shape of my own face or the smell of my own sweat." I feel much the same way. For me, On t...

  • Paul Bryant
    Sep 25, 2007

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the 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 follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend; Ke...

    484 - On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. ???????: ?? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ?????: ??????? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??? 2015 ?????? ?????: ?? ????...

    The other day I was talking to someone and he said, ?Well, I?m no pie expert . . . Wait! No! I am a pie expert. I am an expert at pie!? Another person asked, ?How did you become a pie expert?? ?One time I ate only pie for an entire week. I was driving across the coun...

    ?Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.? I am not really into classics. I always preferred the fantasy genre, due to an innate escapism, a vivid imagination and a constant longing for magic. But as you may tell, I didn't cast spells while readin...

    in september, this book will turn sixty years old! while i do not care for it personally, and the celebration of a couple of self-satisfied pseudo-intellectual doofuses and their buffet-style spirituality traveling across the country, leaving a number of pregnancies in their wake and e...

    I tried; I really tried. Everything was telling me?I was telling me?this is one I?m going to like. Instead, I got Pablum for the Young Rebel Soul. I suspect I approached this novel with the same myopic nostalgia that, occasionally, contributes to the delusion that young people wh...

    This was a 4 star book based on what it represents, the history of the genre, and my enjoyment of travel. From the get go, this is a stream of consciousness romp through North America. It seems like almost every city in the United States is mentioned at least once as Sal Paradise t...

    I personally can't stand the characters. They cover up irresponsibility and real hurt to people in the guise of being artists. However, I do think there is more to this story. Sure, they are jerks and they are bums and they are full of a lot of BS but as the book progresses, it beco...

    Pardon me while I write a scathing review for this book in the style of Kerouac, the Rambler. I really don't understand why this book is considered a classic. I think of it as nothing more than a diary written by a man who was soused all of the time and whose brain could not underst...

    EDIT: 26/03/2018 I just learnt that Sam and Dean from Supernatural were named after Sal and Dean, and I don't know what to believe in anymore. -- ORIGINAL REVIEW: ALTERNATE TITLE: White People Problems ALTERNATE ALTERNATE TITLE: How Many Girls is Too Many Girls? ALTERN...

    You couldn't pay me enough to re-read this baby now. Well, okay, I'd probably do it for 200. Alright, 100. Cash. Kerouac took over from Steinbeck as the guy I had to read everything by when I was a young person. Steinbeck himself took over from Ray Bradbury. All three American ...

  • Jessica
    Sep 29, 2007

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Nov 21, 2012

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the 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 follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend; Ke...

    484 - On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. ???????: ?? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ?????: ??????? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??? 2015 ?????? ?????: ?? ????...

  • Maclain Rigdon
    Feb 01, 2008

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the 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 follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend; Ke...

    484 - On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. ???????: ?? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ?????: ??????? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??? 2015 ?????? ?????: ?? ????...

    The other day I was talking to someone and he said, ?Well, I?m no pie expert . . . Wait! No! I am a pie expert. I am an expert at pie!? Another person asked, ?How did you become a pie expert?? ?One time I ate only pie for an entire week. I was driving across the coun...

    ?Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.? I am not really into classics. I always preferred the fantasy genre, due to an innate escapism, a vivid imagination and a constant longing for magic. But as you may tell, I didn't cast spells while readin...

    in september, this book will turn sixty years old! while i do not care for it personally, and the celebration of a couple of self-satisfied pseudo-intellectual doofuses and their buffet-style spirituality traveling across the country, leaving a number of pregnancies in their wake and e...

    I tried; I really tried. Everything was telling me?I was telling me?this is one I?m going to like. Instead, I got Pablum for the Young Rebel Soul. I suspect I approached this novel with the same myopic nostalgia that, occasionally, contributes to the delusion that young people wh...

    This was a 4 star book based on what it represents, the history of the genre, and my enjoyment of travel. From the get go, this is a stream of consciousness romp through North America. It seems like almost every city in the United States is mentioned at least once as Sal Paradise t...

    I personally can't stand the characters. They cover up irresponsibility and real hurt to people in the guise of being artists. However, I do think there is more to this story. Sure, they are jerks and they are bums and they are full of a lot of BS but as the book progresses, it beco...

    Pardon me while I write a scathing review for this book in the style of Kerouac, the Rambler. I really don't understand why this book is considered a classic. I think of it as nothing more than a diary written by a man who was soused all of the time and whose brain could not underst...

    EDIT: 26/03/2018 I just learnt that Sam and Dean from Supernatural were named after Sal and Dean, and I don't know what to believe in anymore. -- ORIGINAL REVIEW: ALTERNATE TITLE: White People Problems ALTERNATE ALTERNATE TITLE: How Many Girls is Too Many Girls? ALTERN...

    You couldn't pay me enough to re-read this baby now. Well, okay, I'd probably do it for 200. Alright, 100. Cash. Kerouac took over from Steinbeck as the guy I had to read everything by when I was a young person. Steinbeck himself took over from Ray Bradbury. All three American ...

    They're just good ol' boys never meaning no harm, making their way the only way they know how, but that's just a bit more than the law will allow... The characters of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's On the Road are 20th Century equivalents of Huck Finn and Tom Sawye...

    I decided to re-read this recently, having originally read it too long ago as a 15 year old with a head full of clouds, fluffy ideas and idealism. Happy to report that the clouds and other fluff were replaced with an iron clad lump of cynicism which grows daily. This time round (mo...

    The author William Kirn, in a piece for Slate magazine debating the merits of On The Road, wrote, "It's hard for me to summon any more 'critical distance' toward On the Road than I can toward the shape of my own face or the smell of my own sweat." I feel much the same way. For me, On t...

    This book takes me back to that once in a lifetime summer when you sit with your friends and say "we should just hit the road and let it take us anywhere." Over the years you look back and wonder - can you say that you took the road... "I took the one less traveled by, And that has mad...

    ?????? ?????? ?? ??????? ???? ????????? ?????? ??? ???? ????? ?? ??? ??????????????. ?????? ??? ?? ?? ???? ???????? ??? 18 ???, ?? ?? ??????? ???????. ???? ?? ?...

    Wow... Can I request a lobotomy please? Something to chase this utter mess of a novel from my brain, rid my memory of this painful reading experience. I mean I should have known better than to read this after reading Anu's fabulous review but well.... I'm one of those people tha...

    I was in school at the Merchant Marine Academy. I was nineteen years old; a Georgia boy. I had no business being there. The deal at the academy is that you do six months of your Sophomore year and six months of your Junior years at sea. At least that?s how it used to be. I hear t...

  • Kevin Quinley
    Apr 08, 2008

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the 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 follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend; Ke...

    484 - On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. ???????: ?? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ?????: ??????? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??? 2015 ?????? ?????: ?? ????...

    The other day I was talking to someone and he said, ?Well, I?m no pie expert . . . Wait! No! I am a pie expert. I am an expert at pie!? Another person asked, ?How did you become a pie expert?? ?One time I ate only pie for an entire week. I was driving across the coun...

    ?Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.? I am not really into classics. I always preferred the fantasy genre, due to an innate escapism, a vivid imagination and a constant longing for magic. But as you may tell, I didn't cast spells while readin...

    in september, this book will turn sixty years old! while i do not care for it personally, and the celebration of a couple of self-satisfied pseudo-intellectual doofuses and their buffet-style spirituality traveling across the country, leaving a number of pregnancies in their wake and e...

    I tried; I really tried. Everything was telling me?I was telling me?this is one I?m going to like. Instead, I got Pablum for the Young Rebel Soul. I suspect I approached this novel with the same myopic nostalgia that, occasionally, contributes to the delusion that young people wh...

    This was a 4 star book based on what it represents, the history of the genre, and my enjoyment of travel. From the get go, this is a stream of consciousness romp through North America. It seems like almost every city in the United States is mentioned at least once as Sal Paradise t...

    I personally can't stand the characters. They cover up irresponsibility and real hurt to people in the guise of being artists. However, I do think there is more to this story. Sure, they are jerks and they are bums and they are full of a lot of BS but as the book progresses, it beco...

    Pardon me while I write a scathing review for this book in the style of Kerouac, the Rambler. I really don't understand why this book is considered a classic. I think of it as nothing more than a diary written by a man who was soused all of the time and whose brain could not underst...

    EDIT: 26/03/2018 I just learnt that Sam and Dean from Supernatural were named after Sal and Dean, and I don't know what to believe in anymore. -- ORIGINAL REVIEW: ALTERNATE TITLE: White People Problems ALTERNATE ALTERNATE TITLE: How Many Girls is Too Many Girls? ALTERN...

    You couldn't pay me enough to re-read this baby now. Well, okay, I'd probably do it for 200. Alright, 100. Cash. Kerouac took over from Steinbeck as the guy I had to read everything by when I was a young person. Steinbeck himself took over from Ray Bradbury. All three American ...

    They're just good ol' boys never meaning no harm, making their way the only way they know how, but that's just a bit more than the law will allow... The characters of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's On the Road are 20th Century equivalents of Huck Finn and Tom Sawye...

    I decided to re-read this recently, having originally read it too long ago as a 15 year old with a head full of clouds, fluffy ideas and idealism. Happy to report that the clouds and other fluff were replaced with an iron clad lump of cynicism which grows daily. This time round (mo...

    The author William Kirn, in a piece for Slate magazine debating the merits of On The Road, wrote, "It's hard for me to summon any more 'critical distance' toward On the Road than I can toward the shape of my own face or the smell of my own sweat." I feel much the same way. For me, On t...

    This book takes me back to that once in a lifetime summer when you sit with your friends and say "we should just hit the road and let it take us anywhere." Over the years you look back and wonder - can you say that you took the road... "I took the one less traveled by, And that has mad...

    ?????? ?????? ?? ??????? ???? ????????? ?????? ??? ???? ????? ?? ??? ??????????????. ?????? ??? ?? ?? ???? ???????? ??? 18 ???, ?? ?? ??????? ???????. ???? ?? ?...

    Wow... Can I request a lobotomy please? Something to chase this utter mess of a novel from my brain, rid my memory of this painful reading experience. I mean I should have known better than to read this after reading Anu's fabulous review but well.... I'm one of those people tha...

    I was in school at the Merchant Marine Academy. I was nineteen years old; a Georgia boy. I had no business being there. The deal at the academy is that you do six months of your Sophomore year and six months of your Junior years at sea. At least that?s how it used to be. I hear t...

    I discovered Kerouac in tenth grade, right when all the kicks seem most dazzling, and I thought yes! This is the crazy bohemian life! And I spent the next ten years trying to be a Beatnik. I hitchhiked from Atlanta to Philadelphia just because according to this book that's the sort of ...

    This was an interesting description of a lifestyle but it was not a story. Because I live in Denver, the book has many aspects that hit close to home and I still could not care less. ...

    There are people, I?m quite prepared to admit, that I am more than happy to spend time with ? even an entire week if needs be - as long, that is, as they agree to remain within proper and predictable boundaries. And often those boundaries are pretty well fixed by the covers of the ...

    A few months back I read Stephen Ambrose's "Undaunted Courage", a harrowing account of cross-country exploration made poignant by the character studies of adventurers Lewis & Clark. Undeterred in their mission to map the uncharted territories, the account of their expedition remind...

  • Fabian
    May 27, 2011

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the 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 follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend; Ke...

  • Lostinanovel
    May 06, 2008

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the 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 follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend; Ke...

    484 - On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. ???????: ?? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ?????: ??????? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??? 2015 ?????? ?????: ?? ????...

    The other day I was talking to someone and he said, ?Well, I?m no pie expert . . . Wait! No! I am a pie expert. I am an expert at pie!? Another person asked, ?How did you become a pie expert?? ?One time I ate only pie for an entire week. I was driving across the coun...

    ?Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.? I am not really into classics. I always preferred the fantasy genre, due to an innate escapism, a vivid imagination and a constant longing for magic. But as you may tell, I didn't cast spells while readin...

    in september, this book will turn sixty years old! while i do not care for it personally, and the celebration of a couple of self-satisfied pseudo-intellectual doofuses and their buffet-style spirituality traveling across the country, leaving a number of pregnancies in their wake and e...

    I tried; I really tried. Everything was telling me?I was telling me?this is one I?m going to like. Instead, I got Pablum for the Young Rebel Soul. I suspect I approached this novel with the same myopic nostalgia that, occasionally, contributes to the delusion that young people wh...

    This was a 4 star book based on what it represents, the history of the genre, and my enjoyment of travel. From the get go, this is a stream of consciousness romp through North America. It seems like almost every city in the United States is mentioned at least once as Sal Paradise t...

    I personally can't stand the characters. They cover up irresponsibility and real hurt to people in the guise of being artists. However, I do think there is more to this story. Sure, they are jerks and they are bums and they are full of a lot of BS but as the book progresses, it beco...

  • Meredith Holley
    Mar 08, 2009

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the 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 follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend; Ke...

    484 - On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. ???????: ?? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ?????: ??????? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??? 2015 ?????? ?????: ?? ????...

    The other day I was talking to someone and he said, ?Well, I?m no pie expert . . . Wait! No! I am a pie expert. I am an expert at pie!? Another person asked, ?How did you become a pie expert?? ?One time I ate only pie for an entire week. I was driving across the coun...

  • Jason Koivu
    Apr 29, 2011

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the 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 follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend; Ke...

    484 - On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. ???????: ?? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ?????: ??????? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??? 2015 ?????? ?????: ?? ????...

    The other day I was talking to someone and he said, ?Well, I?m no pie expert . . . Wait! No! I am a pie expert. I am an expert at pie!? Another person asked, ?How did you become a pie expert?? ?One time I ate only pie for an entire week. I was driving across the coun...

    ?Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.? I am not really into classics. I always preferred the fantasy genre, due to an innate escapism, a vivid imagination and a constant longing for magic. But as you may tell, I didn't cast spells while readin...

    in september, this book will turn sixty years old! while i do not care for it personally, and the celebration of a couple of self-satisfied pseudo-intellectual doofuses and their buffet-style spirituality traveling across the country, leaving a number of pregnancies in their wake and e...

    I tried; I really tried. Everything was telling me?I was telling me?this is one I?m going to like. Instead, I got Pablum for the Young Rebel Soul. I suspect I approached this novel with the same myopic nostalgia that, occasionally, contributes to the delusion that young people wh...

    This was a 4 star book based on what it represents, the history of the genre, and my enjoyment of travel. From the get go, this is a stream of consciousness romp through North America. It seems like almost every city in the United States is mentioned at least once as Sal Paradise t...

    I personally can't stand the characters. They cover up irresponsibility and real hurt to people in the guise of being artists. However, I do think there is more to this story. Sure, they are jerks and they are bums and they are full of a lot of BS but as the book progresses, it beco...

    Pardon me while I write a scathing review for this book in the style of Kerouac, the Rambler. I really don't understand why this book is considered a classic. I think of it as nothing more than a diary written by a man who was soused all of the time and whose brain could not underst...

    EDIT: 26/03/2018 I just learnt that Sam and Dean from Supernatural were named after Sal and Dean, and I don't know what to believe in anymore. -- ORIGINAL REVIEW: ALTERNATE TITLE: White People Problems ALTERNATE ALTERNATE TITLE: How Many Girls is Too Many Girls? ALTERN...

    You couldn't pay me enough to re-read this baby now. Well, okay, I'd probably do it for 200. Alright, 100. Cash. Kerouac took over from Steinbeck as the guy I had to read everything by when I was a young person. Steinbeck himself took over from Ray Bradbury. All three American ...

    They're just good ol' boys never meaning no harm, making their way the only way they know how, but that's just a bit more than the law will allow... The characters of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's On the Road are 20th Century equivalents of Huck Finn and Tom Sawye...

  • Adam
    Jan 08, 2012

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

  • Alex
    Sep 18, 2010

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the 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 follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend; Ke...

    484 - On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. ???????: ?? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ?????: ??????? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??? 2015 ?????? ?????: ?? ????...

    The other day I was talking to someone and he said, ?Well, I?m no pie expert . . . Wait! No! I am a pie expert. I am an expert at pie!? Another person asked, ?How did you become a pie expert?? ?One time I ate only pie for an entire week. I was driving across the coun...

    ?Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.? I am not really into classics. I always preferred the fantasy genre, due to an innate escapism, a vivid imagination and a constant longing for magic. But as you may tell, I didn't cast spells while readin...

    in september, this book will turn sixty years old! while i do not care for it personally, and the celebration of a couple of self-satisfied pseudo-intellectual doofuses and their buffet-style spirituality traveling across the country, leaving a number of pregnancies in their wake and e...

    I tried; I really tried. Everything was telling me?I was telling me?this is one I?m going to like. Instead, I got Pablum for the Young Rebel Soul. I suspect I approached this novel with the same myopic nostalgia that, occasionally, contributes to the delusion that young people wh...

    This was a 4 star book based on what it represents, the history of the genre, and my enjoyment of travel. From the get go, this is a stream of consciousness romp through North America. It seems like almost every city in the United States is mentioned at least once as Sal Paradise t...

    I personally can't stand the characters. They cover up irresponsibility and real hurt to people in the guise of being artists. However, I do think there is more to this story. Sure, they are jerks and they are bums and they are full of a lot of BS but as the book progresses, it beco...

    Pardon me while I write a scathing review for this book in the style of Kerouac, the Rambler. I really don't understand why this book is considered a classic. I think of it as nothing more than a diary written by a man who was soused all of the time and whose brain could not underst...

    EDIT: 26/03/2018 I just learnt that Sam and Dean from Supernatural were named after Sal and Dean, and I don't know what to believe in anymore. -- ORIGINAL REVIEW: ALTERNATE TITLE: White People Problems ALTERNATE ALTERNATE TITLE: How Many Girls is Too Many Girls? ALTERN...

    You couldn't pay me enough to re-read this baby now. Well, okay, I'd probably do it for 200. Alright, 100. Cash. Kerouac took over from Steinbeck as the guy I had to read everything by when I was a young person. Steinbeck himself took over from Ray Bradbury. All three American ...

    They're just good ol' boys never meaning no harm, making their way the only way they know how, but that's just a bit more than the law will allow... The characters of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's On the Road are 20th Century equivalents of Huck Finn and Tom Sawye...

    I decided to re-read this recently, having originally read it too long ago as a 15 year old with a head full of clouds, fluffy ideas and idealism. Happy to report that the clouds and other fluff were replaced with an iron clad lump of cynicism which grows daily. This time round (mo...

    The author William Kirn, in a piece for Slate magazine debating the merits of On The Road, wrote, "It's hard for me to summon any more 'critical distance' toward On the Road than I can toward the shape of my own face or the smell of my own sweat." I feel much the same way. For me, On t...

    This book takes me back to that once in a lifetime summer when you sit with your friends and say "we should just hit the road and let it take us anywhere." Over the years you look back and wonder - can you say that you took the road... "I took the one less traveled by, And that has mad...

    ?????? ?????? ?? ??????? ???? ????????? ?????? ??? ???? ????? ?? ??? ??????????????. ?????? ??? ?? ?? ???? ???????? ??? 18 ???, ?? ?? ??????? ???????. ???? ?? ?...

    Wow... Can I request a lobotomy please? Something to chase this utter mess of a novel from my brain, rid my memory of this painful reading experience. I mean I should have known better than to read this after reading Anu's fabulous review but well.... I'm one of those people tha...

    I was in school at the Merchant Marine Academy. I was nineteen years old; a Georgia boy. I had no business being there. The deal at the academy is that you do six months of your Sophomore year and six months of your Junior years at sea. At least that?s how it used to be. I hear t...

    I discovered Kerouac in tenth grade, right when all the kicks seem most dazzling, and I thought yes! This is the crazy bohemian life! And I spent the next ten years trying to be a Beatnik. I hitchhiked from Atlanta to Philadelphia just because according to this book that's the sort of ...

  • Mike Puma
    Sep 12, 2010

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the 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 follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend; Ke...

    484 - On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. ???????: ?? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ?????: ??????? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??? 2015 ?????? ?????: ?? ????...

    The other day I was talking to someone and he said, ?Well, I?m no pie expert . . . Wait! No! I am a pie expert. I am an expert at pie!? Another person asked, ?How did you become a pie expert?? ?One time I ate only pie for an entire week. I was driving across the coun...

    ?Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.? I am not really into classics. I always preferred the fantasy genre, due to an innate escapism, a vivid imagination and a constant longing for magic. But as you may tell, I didn't cast spells while readin...

    in september, this book will turn sixty years old! while i do not care for it personally, and the celebration of a couple of self-satisfied pseudo-intellectual doofuses and their buffet-style spirituality traveling across the country, leaving a number of pregnancies in their wake and e...

    I tried; I really tried. Everything was telling me?I was telling me?this is one I?m going to like. Instead, I got Pablum for the Young Rebel Soul. I suspect I approached this novel with the same myopic nostalgia that, occasionally, contributes to the delusion that young people wh...

  • Emer
    Mar 25, 2018

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the 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 follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend; Ke...

    484 - On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. ???????: ?? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ?????: ??????? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??? 2015 ?????? ?????: ?? ????...

    The other day I was talking to someone and he said, ?Well, I?m no pie expert . . . Wait! No! I am a pie expert. I am an expert at pie!? Another person asked, ?How did you become a pie expert?? ?One time I ate only pie for an entire week. I was driving across the coun...

    ?Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.? I am not really into classics. I always preferred the fantasy genre, due to an innate escapism, a vivid imagination and a constant longing for magic. But as you may tell, I didn't cast spells while readin...

    in september, this book will turn sixty years old! while i do not care for it personally, and the celebration of a couple of self-satisfied pseudo-intellectual doofuses and their buffet-style spirituality traveling across the country, leaving a number of pregnancies in their wake and e...

    I tried; I really tried. Everything was telling me?I was telling me?this is one I?m going to like. Instead, I got Pablum for the Young Rebel Soul. I suspect I approached this novel with the same myopic nostalgia that, occasionally, contributes to the delusion that young people wh...

    This was a 4 star book based on what it represents, the history of the genre, and my enjoyment of travel. From the get go, this is a stream of consciousness romp through North America. It seems like almost every city in the United States is mentioned at least once as Sal Paradise t...

    I personally can't stand the characters. They cover up irresponsibility and real hurt to people in the guise of being artists. However, I do think there is more to this story. Sure, they are jerks and they are bums and they are full of a lot of BS but as the book progresses, it beco...

    Pardon me while I write a scathing review for this book in the style of Kerouac, the Rambler. I really don't understand why this book is considered a classic. I think of it as nothing more than a diary written by a man who was soused all of the time and whose brain could not underst...

    EDIT: 26/03/2018 I just learnt that Sam and Dean from Supernatural were named after Sal and Dean, and I don't know what to believe in anymore. -- ORIGINAL REVIEW: ALTERNATE TITLE: White People Problems ALTERNATE ALTERNATE TITLE: How Many Girls is Too Many Girls? ALTERN...

    You couldn't pay me enough to re-read this baby now. Well, okay, I'd probably do it for 200. Alright, 100. Cash. Kerouac took over from Steinbeck as the guy I had to read everything by when I was a young person. Steinbeck himself took over from Ray Bradbury. All three American ...

    They're just good ol' boys never meaning no harm, making their way the only way they know how, but that's just a bit more than the law will allow... The characters of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's On the Road are 20th Century equivalents of Huck Finn and Tom Sawye...

    I decided to re-read this recently, having originally read it too long ago as a 15 year old with a head full of clouds, fluffy ideas and idealism. Happy to report that the clouds and other fluff were replaced with an iron clad lump of cynicism which grows daily. This time round (mo...

    The author William Kirn, in a piece for Slate magazine debating the merits of On The Road, wrote, "It's hard for me to summon any more 'critical distance' toward On the Road than I can toward the shape of my own face or the smell of my own sweat." I feel much the same way. For me, On t...

    This book takes me back to that once in a lifetime summer when you sit with your friends and say "we should just hit the road and let it take us anywhere." Over the years you look back and wonder - can you say that you took the road... "I took the one less traveled by, And that has mad...

    ?????? ?????? ?? ??????? ???? ????????? ?????? ??? ???? ????? ?? ??? ??????????????. ?????? ??? ?? ?? ???? ???????? ??? 18 ???, ?? ?? ??????? ???????. ???? ?? ?...

    Wow... Can I request a lobotomy please? Something to chase this utter mess of a novel from my brain, rid my memory of this painful reading experience. I mean I should have known better than to read this after reading Anu's fabulous review but well.... I'm one of those people tha...

  • Katerina
    Jan 24, 2017

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the 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 follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend; Ke...

    484 - On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. ???????: ?? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ?????: ??????? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??? 2015 ?????? ?????: ?? ????...

    The other day I was talking to someone and he said, ?Well, I?m no pie expert . . . Wait! No! I am a pie expert. I am an expert at pie!? Another person asked, ?How did you become a pie expert?? ?One time I ate only pie for an entire week. I was driving across the coun...

    ?Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.? I am not really into classics. I always preferred the fantasy genre, due to an innate escapism, a vivid imagination and a constant longing for magic. But as you may tell, I didn't cast spells while readin...

  • Ian "Marvin" Graye
    Feb 25, 2011

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

  • J-sin
    Apr 15, 2011

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the 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 follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend; Ke...

    484 - On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. ???????: ?? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ?????: ??????? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??? 2015 ?????? ?????: ?? ????...

    The other day I was talking to someone and he said, ?Well, I?m no pie expert . . . Wait! No! I am a pie expert. I am an expert at pie!? Another person asked, ?How did you become a pie expert?? ?One time I ate only pie for an entire week. I was driving across the coun...

    ?Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.? I am not really into classics. I always preferred the fantasy genre, due to an innate escapism, a vivid imagination and a constant longing for magic. But as you may tell, I didn't cast spells while readin...

    in september, this book will turn sixty years old! while i do not care for it personally, and the celebration of a couple of self-satisfied pseudo-intellectual doofuses and their buffet-style spirituality traveling across the country, leaving a number of pregnancies in their wake and e...

    I tried; I really tried. Everything was telling me?I was telling me?this is one I?m going to like. Instead, I got Pablum for the Young Rebel Soul. I suspect I approached this novel with the same myopic nostalgia that, occasionally, contributes to the delusion that young people wh...

    This was a 4 star book based on what it represents, the history of the genre, and my enjoyment of travel. From the get go, this is a stream of consciousness romp through North America. It seems like almost every city in the United States is mentioned at least once as Sal Paradise t...

    I personally can't stand the characters. They cover up irresponsibility and real hurt to people in the guise of being artists. However, I do think there is more to this story. Sure, they are jerks and they are bums and they are full of a lot of BS but as the book progresses, it beco...

    Pardon me while I write a scathing review for this book in the style of Kerouac, the Rambler. I really don't understand why this book is considered a classic. I think of it as nothing more than a diary written by a man who was soused all of the time and whose brain could not underst...

  • Samadrita
    Sep 30, 2012

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

  • Matthew
    Feb 03, 2017

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the 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 follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend; Ke...

    484 - On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. ???????: ?? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ?????: ??????? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??? 2015 ?????? ?????: ?? ????...

    The other day I was talking to someone and he said, ?Well, I?m no pie expert . . . Wait! No! I am a pie expert. I am an expert at pie!? Another person asked, ?How did you become a pie expert?? ?One time I ate only pie for an entire week. I was driving across the coun...

    ?Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.? I am not really into classics. I always preferred the fantasy genre, due to an innate escapism, a vivid imagination and a constant longing for magic. But as you may tell, I didn't cast spells while readin...

    in september, this book will turn sixty years old! while i do not care for it personally, and the celebration of a couple of self-satisfied pseudo-intellectual doofuses and their buffet-style spirituality traveling across the country, leaving a number of pregnancies in their wake and e...

    I tried; I really tried. Everything was telling me?I was telling me?this is one I?m going to like. Instead, I got Pablum for the Young Rebel Soul. I suspect I approached this novel with the same myopic nostalgia that, occasionally, contributes to the delusion that young people wh...

    This was a 4 star book based on what it represents, the history of the genre, and my enjoyment of travel. From the get go, this is a stream of consciousness romp through North America. It seems like almost every city in the United States is mentioned at least once as Sal Paradise t...

  • Nikos Tsentemeidis
    Oct 15, 2017

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the 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 follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend; Ke...

    484 - On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. ???????: ?? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ?????: ??????? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??? 2015 ?????? ?????: ?? ????...

    The other day I was talking to someone and he said, ?Well, I?m no pie expert . . . Wait! No! I am a pie expert. I am an expert at pie!? Another person asked, ?How did you become a pie expert?? ?One time I ate only pie for an entire week. I was driving across the coun...

    ?Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.? I am not really into classics. I always preferred the fantasy genre, due to an innate escapism, a vivid imagination and a constant longing for magic. But as you may tell, I didn't cast spells while readin...

    in september, this book will turn sixty years old! while i do not care for it personally, and the celebration of a couple of self-satisfied pseudo-intellectual doofuses and their buffet-style spirituality traveling across the country, leaving a number of pregnancies in their wake and e...

    I tried; I really tried. Everything was telling me?I was telling me?this is one I?m going to like. Instead, I got Pablum for the Young Rebel Soul. I suspect I approached this novel with the same myopic nostalgia that, occasionally, contributes to the delusion that young people wh...

    This was a 4 star book based on what it represents, the history of the genre, and my enjoyment of travel. From the get go, this is a stream of consciousness romp through North America. It seems like almost every city in the United States is mentioned at least once as Sal Paradise t...

    I personally can't stand the characters. They cover up irresponsibility and real hurt to people in the guise of being artists. However, I do think there is more to this story. Sure, they are jerks and they are bums and they are full of a lot of BS but as the book progresses, it beco...

    Pardon me while I write a scathing review for this book in the style of Kerouac, the Rambler. I really don't understand why this book is considered a classic. I think of it as nothing more than a diary written by a man who was soused all of the time and whose brain could not underst...

    EDIT: 26/03/2018 I just learnt that Sam and Dean from Supernatural were named after Sal and Dean, and I don't know what to believe in anymore. -- ORIGINAL REVIEW: ALTERNATE TITLE: White People Problems ALTERNATE ALTERNATE TITLE: How Many Girls is Too Many Girls? ALTERN...

    You couldn't pay me enough to re-read this baby now. Well, okay, I'd probably do it for 200. Alright, 100. Cash. Kerouac took over from Steinbeck as the guy I had to read everything by when I was a young person. Steinbeck himself took over from Ray Bradbury. All three American ...

    They're just good ol' boys never meaning no harm, making their way the only way they know how, but that's just a bit more than the law will allow... The characters of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's On the Road are 20th Century equivalents of Huck Finn and Tom Sawye...

    I decided to re-read this recently, having originally read it too long ago as a 15 year old with a head full of clouds, fluffy ideas and idealism. Happy to report that the clouds and other fluff were replaced with an iron clad lump of cynicism which grows daily. This time round (mo...

    The author William Kirn, in a piece for Slate magazine debating the merits of On The Road, wrote, "It's hard for me to summon any more 'critical distance' toward On the Road than I can toward the shape of my own face or the smell of my own sweat." I feel much the same way. For me, On t...

    This book takes me back to that once in a lifetime summer when you sit with your friends and say "we should just hit the road and let it take us anywhere." Over the years you look back and wonder - can you say that you took the road... "I took the one less traveled by, And that has mad...

    ?????? ?????? ?? ??????? ???? ????????? ?????? ??? ???? ????? ?? ??? ??????????????. ?????? ??? ?? ?? ???? ???????? ??? 18 ???, ?? ?? ??????? ???????. ???? ?? ?...

  • Jonathan Ashleigh
    Oct 07, 2014

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the 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 follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend; Ke...

    484 - On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. ???????: ?? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ?????: ??????? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??? 2015 ?????? ?????: ?? ????...

    The other day I was talking to someone and he said, ?Well, I?m no pie expert . . . Wait! No! I am a pie expert. I am an expert at pie!? Another person asked, ?How did you become a pie expert?? ?One time I ate only pie for an entire week. I was driving across the coun...

    ?Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.? I am not really into classics. I always preferred the fantasy genre, due to an innate escapism, a vivid imagination and a constant longing for magic. But as you may tell, I didn't cast spells while readin...

    in september, this book will turn sixty years old! while i do not care for it personally, and the celebration of a couple of self-satisfied pseudo-intellectual doofuses and their buffet-style spirituality traveling across the country, leaving a number of pregnancies in their wake and e...

    I tried; I really tried. Everything was telling me?I was telling me?this is one I?m going to like. Instead, I got Pablum for the Young Rebel Soul. I suspect I approached this novel with the same myopic nostalgia that, occasionally, contributes to the delusion that young people wh...

    This was a 4 star book based on what it represents, the history of the genre, and my enjoyment of travel. From the get go, this is a stream of consciousness romp through North America. It seems like almost every city in the United States is mentioned at least once as Sal Paradise t...

    I personally can't stand the characters. They cover up irresponsibility and real hurt to people in the guise of being artists. However, I do think there is more to this story. Sure, they are jerks and they are bums and they are full of a lot of BS but as the book progresses, it beco...

    Pardon me while I write a scathing review for this book in the style of Kerouac, the Rambler. I really don't understand why this book is considered a classic. I think of it as nothing more than a diary written by a man who was soused all of the time and whose brain could not underst...

    EDIT: 26/03/2018 I just learnt that Sam and Dean from Supernatural were named after Sal and Dean, and I don't know what to believe in anymore. -- ORIGINAL REVIEW: ALTERNATE TITLE: White People Problems ALTERNATE ALTERNATE TITLE: How Many Girls is Too Many Girls? ALTERN...

    You couldn't pay me enough to re-read this baby now. Well, okay, I'd probably do it for 200. Alright, 100. Cash. Kerouac took over from Steinbeck as the guy I had to read everything by when I was a young person. Steinbeck himself took over from Ray Bradbury. All three American ...

    They're just good ol' boys never meaning no harm, making their way the only way they know how, but that's just a bit more than the law will allow... The characters of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's On the Road are 20th Century equivalents of Huck Finn and Tom Sawye...

    I decided to re-read this recently, having originally read it too long ago as a 15 year old with a head full of clouds, fluffy ideas and idealism. Happy to report that the clouds and other fluff were replaced with an iron clad lump of cynicism which grows daily. This time round (mo...

    The author William Kirn, in a piece for Slate magazine debating the merits of On The Road, wrote, "It's hard for me to summon any more 'critical distance' toward On the Road than I can toward the shape of my own face or the smell of my own sweat." I feel much the same way. For me, On t...

    This book takes me back to that once in a lifetime summer when you sit with your friends and say "we should just hit the road and let it take us anywhere." Over the years you look back and wonder - can you say that you took the road... "I took the one less traveled by, And that has mad...

    ?????? ?????? ?? ??????? ???? ????????? ?????? ??? ???? ????? ?? ??? ??????????????. ?????? ??? ?? ?? ???? ???????? ??? 18 ???, ?? ?? ??????? ???????. ???? ?? ?...

    Wow... Can I request a lobotomy please? Something to chase this utter mess of a novel from my brain, rid my memory of this painful reading experience. I mean I should have known better than to read this after reading Anu's fabulous review but well.... I'm one of those people tha...

    I was in school at the Merchant Marine Academy. I was nineteen years old; a Georgia boy. I had no business being there. The deal at the academy is that you do six months of your Sophomore year and six months of your Junior years at sea. At least that?s how it used to be. I hear t...

    I discovered Kerouac in tenth grade, right when all the kicks seem most dazzling, and I thought yes! This is the crazy bohemian life! And I spent the next ten years trying to be a Beatnik. I hitchhiked from Atlanta to Philadelphia just because according to this book that's the sort of ...

    This was an interesting description of a lifestyle but it was not a story. Because I live in Denver, the book has many aspects that hit close to home and I still could not care less. ...

  • Shovelmonkey1
    Jul 01, 2010

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the 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 follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend; Ke...

    484 - On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. ???????: ?? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ?????: ??????? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??? 2015 ?????? ?????: ?? ????...

    The other day I was talking to someone and he said, ?Well, I?m no pie expert . . . Wait! No! I am a pie expert. I am an expert at pie!? Another person asked, ?How did you become a pie expert?? ?One time I ate only pie for an entire week. I was driving across the coun...

    ?Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.? I am not really into classics. I always preferred the fantasy genre, due to an innate escapism, a vivid imagination and a constant longing for magic. But as you may tell, I didn't cast spells while readin...

    in september, this book will turn sixty years old! while i do not care for it personally, and the celebration of a couple of self-satisfied pseudo-intellectual doofuses and their buffet-style spirituality traveling across the country, leaving a number of pregnancies in their wake and e...

    I tried; I really tried. Everything was telling me?I was telling me?this is one I?m going to like. Instead, I got Pablum for the Young Rebel Soul. I suspect I approached this novel with the same myopic nostalgia that, occasionally, contributes to the delusion that young people wh...

    This was a 4 star book based on what it represents, the history of the genre, and my enjoyment of travel. From the get go, this is a stream of consciousness romp through North America. It seems like almost every city in the United States is mentioned at least once as Sal Paradise t...

    I personally can't stand the characters. They cover up irresponsibility and real hurt to people in the guise of being artists. However, I do think there is more to this story. Sure, they are jerks and they are bums and they are full of a lot of BS but as the book progresses, it beco...

    Pardon me while I write a scathing review for this book in the style of Kerouac, the Rambler. I really don't understand why this book is considered a classic. I think of it as nothing more than a diary written by a man who was soused all of the time and whose brain could not underst...

    EDIT: 26/03/2018 I just learnt that Sam and Dean from Supernatural were named after Sal and Dean, and I don't know what to believe in anymore. -- ORIGINAL REVIEW: ALTERNATE TITLE: White People Problems ALTERNATE ALTERNATE TITLE: How Many Girls is Too Many Girls? ALTERN...

    You couldn't pay me enough to re-read this baby now. Well, okay, I'd probably do it for 200. Alright, 100. Cash. Kerouac took over from Steinbeck as the guy I had to read everything by when I was a young person. Steinbeck himself took over from Ray Bradbury. All three American ...

    They're just good ol' boys never meaning no harm, making their way the only way they know how, but that's just a bit more than the law will allow... The characters of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's On the Road are 20th Century equivalents of Huck Finn and Tom Sawye...

    I decided to re-read this recently, having originally read it too long ago as a 15 year old with a head full of clouds, fluffy ideas and idealism. Happy to report that the clouds and other fluff were replaced with an iron clad lump of cynicism which grows daily. This time round (mo...

  • Anuradha
    Mar 18, 2018

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the 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 follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend; Ke...

    484 - On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. ???????: ?? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ?????: ??????? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??? 2015 ?????? ?????: ?? ????...

    The other day I was talking to someone and he said, ?Well, I?m no pie expert . . . Wait! No! I am a pie expert. I am an expert at pie!? Another person asked, ?How did you become a pie expert?? ?One time I ate only pie for an entire week. I was driving across the coun...

    ?Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.? I am not really into classics. I always preferred the fantasy genre, due to an innate escapism, a vivid imagination and a constant longing for magic. But as you may tell, I didn't cast spells while readin...

    in september, this book will turn sixty years old! while i do not care for it personally, and the celebration of a couple of self-satisfied pseudo-intellectual doofuses and their buffet-style spirituality traveling across the country, leaving a number of pregnancies in their wake and e...

    I tried; I really tried. Everything was telling me?I was telling me?this is one I?m going to like. Instead, I got Pablum for the Young Rebel Soul. I suspect I approached this novel with the same myopic nostalgia that, occasionally, contributes to the delusion that young people wh...

    This was a 4 star book based on what it represents, the history of the genre, and my enjoyment of travel. From the get go, this is a stream of consciousness romp through North America. It seems like almost every city in the United States is mentioned at least once as Sal Paradise t...

    I personally can't stand the characters. They cover up irresponsibility and real hurt to people in the guise of being artists. However, I do think there is more to this story. Sure, they are jerks and they are bums and they are full of a lot of BS but as the book progresses, it beco...

    Pardon me while I write a scathing review for this book in the style of Kerouac, the Rambler. I really don't understand why this book is considered a classic. I think of it as nothing more than a diary written by a man who was soused all of the time and whose brain could not underst...

    EDIT: 26/03/2018 I just learnt that Sam and Dean from Supernatural were named after Sal and Dean, and I don't know what to believe in anymore. -- ORIGINAL REVIEW: ALTERNATE TITLE: White People Problems ALTERNATE ALTERNATE TITLE: How Many Girls is Too Many Girls? ALTERN...

  • Michael Finocchiaro
    Jul 16, 2016

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau
    Dec 09, 2016

    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 would've gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate. I d...

    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 paternalistic. In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could ha...

    A View from the Couch OTR 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 lone star saloon. Disclaimer Please forgive my review. It is early morning...

    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 finishing it. And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ig...

    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 different than I expected. So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit t...

    I read On The Road when I was 16. When I was 16, I was so depressed. I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality. On The Road made me not depressed. In fact ... it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and more importantly to write. If I were still ...

    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 read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorate...

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half-assed justification of some pretty stupid, self-destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child. This va...

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the 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 follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend; Ke...

    484 - On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. ???????: ?? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ?????: ??????? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??? 2015 ?????? ?????: ?? ????...

    The other day I was talking to someone and he said, ?Well, I?m no pie expert . . . Wait! No! I am a pie expert. I am an expert at pie!? Another person asked, ?How did you become a pie expert?? ?One time I ate only pie for an entire week. I was driving across the coun...

    ?Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.? I am not really into classics. I always preferred the fantasy genre, due to an innate escapism, a vivid imagination and a constant longing for magic. But as you may tell, I didn't cast spells while readin...

    in september, this book will turn sixty years old! while i do not care for it personally, and the celebration of a couple of self-satisfied pseudo-intellectual doofuses and their buffet-style spirituality traveling across the country, leaving a number of pregnancies in their wake and e...

    I tried; I really tried. Everything was telling me?I was telling me?this is one I?m going to like. Instead, I got Pablum for the Young Rebel Soul. I suspect I approached this novel with the same myopic nostalgia that, occasionally, contributes to the delusion that young people wh...

    This was a 4 star book based on what it represents, the history of the genre, and my enjoyment of travel. From the get go, this is a stream of consciousness romp through North America. It seems like almost every city in the United States is mentioned at least once as Sal Paradise t...

    I personally can't stand the characters. They cover up irresponsibility and real hurt to people in the guise of being artists. However, I do think there is more to this story. Sure, they are jerks and they are bums and they are full of a lot of BS but as the book progresses, it beco...

    Pardon me while I write a scathing review for this book in the style of Kerouac, the Rambler. I really don't understand why this book is considered a classic. I think of it as nothing more than a diary written by a man who was soused all of the time and whose brain could not underst...

    EDIT: 26/03/2018 I just learnt that Sam and Dean from Supernatural were named after Sal and Dean, and I don't know what to believe in anymore. -- ORIGINAL REVIEW: ALTERNATE TITLE: White People Problems ALTERNATE ALTERNATE TITLE: How Many Girls is Too Many Girls? ALTERN...

    You couldn't pay me enough to re-read this baby now. Well, okay, I'd probably do it for 200. Alright, 100. Cash. Kerouac took over from Steinbeck as the guy I had to read everything by when I was a young person. Steinbeck himself took over from Ray Bradbury. All three American ...

    They're just good ol' boys never meaning no harm, making their way the only way they know how, but that's just a bit more than the law will allow... The characters of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's On the Road are 20th Century equivalents of Huck Finn and Tom Sawye...

    I decided to re-read this recently, having originally read it too long ago as a 15 year old with a head full of clouds, fluffy ideas and idealism. Happy to report that the clouds and other fluff were replaced with an iron clad lump of cynicism which grows daily. This time round (mo...

    The author William Kirn, in a piece for Slate magazine debating the merits of On The Road, wrote, "It's hard for me to summon any more 'critical distance' toward On the Road than I can toward the shape of my own face or the smell of my own sweat." I feel much the same way. For me, On t...

    This book takes me back to that once in a lifetime summer when you sit with your friends and say "we should just hit the road and let it take us anywhere." Over the years you look back and wonder - can you say that you took the road... "I took the one less traveled by, And that has mad...