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Review: On the Road

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

Jack Kerouac's classic novel of freedom and longing defined what it meant to be "Beat" and has inspired every generation since its initial publication more than forty years ago. Read full review

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Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

I was surprised to find a deeply disturbing and sad story. I found it hard to finish as I had no love for Dean or his sad puppy Sal. If there's one thing I choose to take away from this book, its that ... Read full review

Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)

User Review  - Rosie Nguyen - Goodreads

It's a love - hate relationship. On one hand, as a over-serious person, I cannot stand the lifestyle of Dean and Sal, frantic with promiscuous sex, whores, heavy drinking and crazy ideas, no plan, no ... Read full review

Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)

User Review  - Sam Marshall - Goodreads

Quite the meandering tale. I'm not sure I totally understand any subtexts of the book, but the tale itself was wild! There are a few unbelievable scenes scattered throughout the book that are ... Read full review

Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)

User Review  - Caleb George - Goodreads

Re-read, via audible marration by Will Patton, who annoyed me at first, but really grew on me at the end. I thought he sounded a bit toooooooooo beat, really trying to sound worn out and spread thin ... Read full review

Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)

User Review  - Susan Khambekian - Goodreads

The one star is because I cannot rate it lower than that, but it deserves at most the full star because it contains one of my favorite quotes of all time ("the only people for me are the mad ones ... Read full review

Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)

User Review  - Sara M. - Goodreads

Why? I listened to the audiobook because, after years of trying, I could not get through the print. The reason I wanted to get through this book is because I have been so immersed in Kerouac for the ... Read full review

Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)

User Review  - Ignė Sutemos - Goodreads

clear feeling. Read full review

Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)

User Review  - Sheena - Goodreads

Halfway through and not bothering to go on. If you enjoy pretentious, privileged, white-male-protagonist slumming it out for spiritual enlightenment (for whatever reason, not judging), then this is ... Read full review

Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)

User Review  - Harold Griffin - Goodreads

This is one of those books I've studiously avoided for decades, making that fatal mistake of judging a book by its admirers. (OK, I'm still not ready to read the "Twilight Saga.") I should have read ... Read full review

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