This book should come with a warning: proceed with caution, you may never be able to settle in one place again! And you might take up on hitch-hitch-hicking.
On the Road, features the travels of Jack Kerouac and his Beat Generation friends across America in the years after World War II. Its unfastidious relish for life, this book is pop writing at its best – it will make you yearn for fresh experiences!
The book transported me from New York to Denver to San Francisco to Los Angeles.Along the way there’s jazz, poetry and drugs. Then there’s Dean Moriarty, whose incredibly thirst for life and women, gives the book its extraordinary momentum.
“The only people in live for me are the mad ones…the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous roman candles.” Says Kerouac of this explosive travelling companion. And with those words, a thousand trips were launched.
It’s a brilliant blend of fiction and autobiography. It’s believe to be a test of the limits of the American Dream, and to have sold trillion Levis and a million Espresso machines, and also sent countless kids on the road…