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On the Road (Paperback)
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On the Road (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 02/08/2018
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'I read On the Road in maybe 1959. It changed my life like it changed everyone else's' Bob Dylan

Sal Paradise, a young innocent, joins his hero, the mystical traveller Dean Moriarty, on a breathless, exuberant ride back and forth across the United States. Their hedonistic search for release or fulfilment through drink, sex, drugs and jazz becomes an exploration of personal freedom, a test of the limits of the American dream. A brilliant blend of fiction and autobiography, Jack Kerouac's exhilarating novel swings to the rhythms of 1950s underground America, racing towards the sunset with unforgettable exuberance, poignancy and autobiographical passion. One of the most influential and important novels of the 20th century, this is the book that launched the Beat Generation and remains the bible of that literary movement.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241347959
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 168 g
Dimensions: 181 x 111 x 17 mm

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“Disappointing”

I couldn't get past the first 75 pages of this book. It was difficult to feel any empathy or be able to relate to the characters at all. They weren't built properly. In addition to the main characters, a lot... More

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“About the joys of travelling to see great friends”

Because of the sometimes seemingly disjointed way it's written and the 'stream of consciousness' style of prose favoured by the beat writers of the 50's and perfected by Kerouac (possibly... More

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“Hard to read”

I found this book really hard to get in to and read. The characters are not built particularly well - it's hard to feel any empathy for them. Also there are a lot of new characters constantly introduced.
It may... More

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