Book 18: On The Road


On The Road by Jack Kerouac

I picked up a copy of this book because it is considered essential reading for the beat culture and I wanted to understand the beatniks a little more.  I did not like this book.  I wanted to slap most of the characters and kick the main character in the butt for being a lay-about.  I always had this notion of beatniks being artists and jazz musicians, but this book shattered that image.  I wasn't able to finish the entire book.  I just couldn't get past how ridiculous I felt Kerouac to be.

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