On the Road

On the Road

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 24/02/2000
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On the Road
Increased my Wanderlust tenfold!
Even though I'm only halfway through this book I couldn't resist wanting to shout about it to everyone. I'm in my early 20's and this book is slowly infusi... READ MORE
Elizabeth at Aberdeen


On the Road swings to the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, generosity, chill dawns and drugs, with Sal Paradise and his hero Dean Moriarty, traveller and mystic, the living epitome of Beat. Now recognized as a modern classic, its American Dream is nearer that of Walt Whitman than Scott Fitzgerald, and it goes racing towards the sunset with unforgettable exuberance, poignancy and autobiographical passion.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141182674
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 236g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm

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On the Road
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 an... READ MORE
Sal Paradise
On the Road
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 ar... READ MORE
Hiral Patel
On the Road
Rapid Rush
I can understand why this book can divide opinion on those that read, or try to read it. It tells of a life on the road, where the only pursuit is that of ... READ MORE
On the Road
Influential but difficult to read and to get into
I had to persevere to get through this book. The characters and events all seem very random and serve to showcase what living a very frenetic and disorder... READ MORE
Canuck Abroad
On the Road
Difficult but worthy read
Whilst the relentless flow of people, places and events without interceding explanation or discussion undoubtedly best portrays the drug ,alcohol and jazz ... READ MORE
Tim Dumble