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On the Road (Revised)
On the Road (Revised) | Jack Kerouac
The quintessential American vision of freedom and hope vibrant, compelling, and full of wonder On the Roadchronicles Jack Kerouac's years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, "a sideburned hero of the snowy West." As "Sal Paradise" and "Dean Moriarty," the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience. Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz combine to make On the Road an inspirational work of lasting importance. 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 fifty years ago.This Penguin Classics edition contains an introduction by Ann Charters. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators."
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TheNeverendingTBR
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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1️⃣ I only take one because I'm usually busy doing activities and going to restaurants etc. 🏖🎢🍝🍹🍻

2️⃣ Yes, I'll take one paperback.

I'll have my Kindle as a back up, just incase I don't like the paperback I take. 📚

Thanks for the tag @PageShifter 🙋

I tag everyone.

@TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday

amykuc I bring my Kindle so there‘s thousands. Plus we tend to buy books on vacation, so a better question for us is how many books do you bring home. 2w
TheNeverendingTBR @amykuc You raise a good point. This is definitely true for me because me and my other half love hitting up the charity shops and independent bookstores for books. 📚📚📚 2w
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 2w
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TheNeverendingTBR
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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1️⃣ I have to go with Snowdrops, they're brittle but resilient and look really nice.

2️⃣ I'm going to go with On The Road by Jack Kerouac. I'll go with this one because the feeling I have in Spring is that of the upcoming Summer and there's always plenty of good times then; as with being "On The Road" with good times and endless possibilities on the horizon.

Thanks for the tag @The_Penniless_Author ?

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 2mo
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JenlovesJT47
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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I can mark another classic off my list! I‘m giving it a pick because it should be read at least once, but I didn‘t love it. I liked it but to me it was nothing special and therefore a tad overhyped for me. I listened to the #audiobook and Will Patton is the narrator. He does a great job and is so easy to listen to. 3.5⭐️

#classic

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Leftcoastzen
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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Happy 100th Jack!On the Road was the right book at the right time.The Beat monicker would haunt him.Much is made about how they were out for kicks , booze, drugs while leaving women at home. The guys that lived the middle class life wanted the women left at home too w/ the kids , housework & have that martini & a smile when dad gets home.Later ,he would deny link to hippies. He was unhappy, alcoholic & dead by ‘69.Burroughs &Ginsberg lived long.⬇️

Leftcoastzen Kept writing & evolving.I enjoy it for the context to the era , I guess. I fell for a bohemian type once, great wit , well read .He had a family at home & lived in his car. I decided I didn‘t want to live in a car & bid him farewell. 2mo
TrishB Great post 👍🏻 2mo
vivastory Excellent post! I think it's important to acknowledge the writers that shaped us. 2mo
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Leftcoastzen @TrishB thanks! 2mo
Leftcoastzen @vivastory I‘ll always respect the fire in the soul that started him out.That pursuit of the writing art was nearly a holy endeavor even in an increasingly secular & disjointed world. 2mo
Bookwomble There's only so many books you could fit in the trunk of a car! 😏 2mo
vivastory Completely agree! His influence is undeniable. 2mo
Leftcoastzen @Bookwomble 😂Indeed! 2mo
JenlovesJT47 Well said! I just listened to the audiobook and I liked it but didn‘t love it, but I still think it‘s important to read at least once. If you read the physical book, how was it? It might have been more engrossing for me to read it that way but I did really enjoy Will Patton‘s narration. Some books don‘t translate well via audiobook and vice versa. I don‘t know much about JK but your post has me intrigued and I want to learn more! (edited) 2mo
Leftcoastzen @JenlovesJT47 I have never tried the audio , fascinated with the Beats in general.Carolyn Cassady wrote of her experiences w/ the beats & Neal (Dean in OTR)Diane Di Prima , such a great poet would be considered part of the group,Joanne Kyger too who traveled to Japan w/ Gary Snyder & later married him.Both Joyce Johnson & Edie Parker dated Jack , Joyce‘s book on that is called “Minor Characters” & Edie‘s 2mo
Leftcoastzen @JenlovesJT47 Edie was roommates with Joan Vollmer who married William Burroughs…etc,etc,welcome to the Beat Generation rabbit hole. 2mo
JenlovesJT47 Awesome! Going to dive in the rabbit hole with this ASAP! Do you know of any good fiction books based on this time period? 2mo
Leftcoastzen @JenlovesJT47 John Clellon Holmes wrote a novel at the same time Jack wrote On The Road , it was published 5 years before Jacks , the characters are slightly disguised members of the circle . 2mo
JenlovesJT47 Thank you, stacked!! 🤗 2mo
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TheKidUpstairs
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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#OnThisDay in 1922, Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac was born. You might know him better as Jack. In Jr High, a friend convinced him to join the Scribbler's Club, and it was there he decided to become a writer. Kerouac, along with friends Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs would come to define the Beat Generation, inspiring both followers and detractors.

TheKidUpstairs Updike wrote his first Rabbit book as a response to On the Road, calling it "a realistic demonstration of what happens when a young American family man goes on the road: the people left behind get hurt." #HistoryGetsLIT 2mo
LeahBergen Well, hello Jack! 👀 2mo
BarbaraBB I had no idea he was so sexy! 2mo
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TH3F4LC0N
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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So I read “the book that defined a generation”. And yeah, that generation was horrible! Honestly, anyone who thinks millennials are bad really ought to read On the Road. The Beat Generation were apparently a bunch of douchebags, or at least Jack Kerouac and his friends were. They gave no shits about anything but themselves, they stole, and they treated people (especially women) like shit. So yeah, Jack Kerouac was an ass. The writing was good tho

BarbaraBB Just read this and unexpectedly liked it. The book, not Kerouac per se. 6mo
TH3F4LC0N I liked it well enough, don‘t get me wrong. The writing was very evocative and I kind of admired Kerouac‘s passion and intensity. But yeah, I‘ve never read a book where I‘ve hated the characters as much as in On the Road. 😂 Awful, awful people... 6mo
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BarbaraBB
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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#BookReport 45/21

I haven‘t read any book of my forecast, not one book for the challenges or the buddyreads. Just these 200 pages 🤦🏻‍♀️

TrishB Some weeks are just like that. ♥️ 6mo
Megabooks Everyone has off weeks. 💜 6mo
Cinfhen Your book looks kind of lonely 🙃hopefully your new birthday books will inspire you xx 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm It‘s okay, it‘s your birthday week! 💕 6mo
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BarbaraBB
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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I liked this book more than I expected. I had been dreading it for years but I actually had a good time on the road with Sal and his crazy friends! The book is a tribute to America. The country, the scenery and the people. A bit cliché at times but still enjoyable. #1001books

squirrelbrain I read this as a teenager and didn‘t really ‘get‘ it. I ought to try again but I just can‘t seem to get round to it. 6mo
Cinfhen Awesome photo 😍 6mo
Lcsmcat I‘m like you. I feel like I should read it, but kind of dread it being too “irresponsible young white men make ‘discovery‘ that everyone already knows.” Maybe I‘ll get to it sooner based on your recommendation. 6mo
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rachaich O read it aged 16, then again about 8 years ago. I found it very different, both in terms of style and my thoughts and reaction to it. 6mo
BarbaraBB @rachaich Did you enjoy it? 6mo
rachaich @BarbaraBB first time I wanted to eminate his journey. Second read I expected his choices but was shocked by the social poverty and discrimination against groups. I also watched the film after that read... I'm quite a fan 😊😊😊 6mo
BarbaraBB @rachaich That‘s interesting! I was shocked by the social poverty as well. It‘s not really the American dream! I must watch the movie! 6mo
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GatheringBooks
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living_for_literature
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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. It was the racism and sexism so potent in every page, an appalling prejudice even for the time it was written. The idea of the book sounds so appealing. But that‘s until you find out the road trips are just a means to get drugs, booze, and sex despite them having wives back at home. What was even more disgusting was how the character Dean would ogle and try to get with girls as young as 13.
The only characters I had sympathy for were the women.

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The_Penniless_Author
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

1. Tagged, but could also have picked Travels With Charley or Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
2. Bertie Wooster!
3. I assume space means "outer space", since every road trip is a trip through space ? Either way, I'm choosing time. I'd like to drive into the future and see how humanity's story ends

ozma.of.oz LOL at three! I did mean outer space! Thanks for sharing! 10mo
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ONH
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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Overall, this book was surprisingly more enjoyable than I expected, combining tones of a new American age, restlessness, friendship, & rejection of traditional domesticity in a stream of consciousness. I‘m still mulling over certain quotes and trying to piece together what I think the main theme is (maybe meaninglessness?) and whether Kerouac actually accomplished anything profound or if he just stumbled upon something that resonated with readers.

mandarchy Wither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night? 11mo
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TheNeverendingTBR
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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A little random picture of me and my other half, who's also a bookworm! 😍

I'm trying to smile, but the sun was in my eyes and I look like I'm in agony! 😂

#selfie
#introduceyourself

Cathythoughts Hi you guys 🙋🏼‍♀️You bookworms you !! Lovely to see you 1y
TheNeverendingTBR @Cathythoughts Thanks Cathy!! 🙋‍♂️💫 1y
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RaeLovesToRead Hello both of you!! 😁 1y
Gissy What a lovely bookworm couple!👩‍❤️‍👨📚📚📚🙌 1y
Gissy What a lovely bookworm couple!👩‍❤️‍👨📚📚📚🙌 1y
TheNeverendingTBR @Gissy That's very kind, thank you! 😊 1y
maich You two are lovely💑 1y
TheNeverendingTBR @maich Thanks very much, that's very kind of you! ☺️ 1y
LeahBergen Aww, lovely photo! 1y
TheNeverendingTBR @LeahBergen Thanks Leah! 🤗 1y
Ellies_Books06 Nice picture! You're one of the lucky ones to have a bookworm as a partner 💙💙 1y
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Gina
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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Roadtrip! I'd love to go wander around this super hip alley.

TheNeverendingTBR Love this novel, it's a fav!! 💚 also I wonder if the bookstore is still there.. 1y
Gina @TheNeverendingTBR I still have this one on my TBR list but I have heard glowing reviews on it. Yeah that would be neat if the bookstore was still there! 1y
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The_Penniless_Author
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The first book for adults I ever read. My dad saw a copy at a yard sale for 25 cents and bought it for me on a whim. I know the popular take is to sour on Kerouac as you age and the flaws in his craft become more apparent, but I don't care. I will always love this book, not just out of nostalgia but because it's a celebration of all that's legitimately good about America- its youth, energy, natural beauty, music, art, etc.

TheNeverendingTBR One of my favourites 1y
Nute I like everything about this post! 1y
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GatheringBooks
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Leftcoastzen
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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I lived in San Francisco 5 yrs,5 more north of the city .Honestly, I don‘t feel fully alive anywhere else.
1.lots of authors ,David Byrne, Mark Ruffalo he was fun to talk to , saw him leaving the theater after watching him perform.Alan Doyle from Great Big Sea !
2.I‘m thankful for Litsy ,I hope we can get a handle on this pandemic.I know people are suffering w/ so much fallout from it .Heartbreaking .#thankfulThursday
Thx 4 tag @Ruthiella

Ruthiella On the Road would work for a number of places in the US (and Mexico!). 😀 Glad you clarified SF. 😆I‘ve only been here there a few times but I loved it there. 2y
Leftcoastzen @Ruthiella unfortunately, I‘m in Az. It‘s going to be 109 today 😩🥵 2y
Cosmos_Moon 😍 I love Mark Ruffalo! I think he is so handsome. He would be one that I would get sweaty palms and my heart would be pounding if I ever met him. One of my oldest friends just moved to SF, so I‘ll have to make a trip there soon! I‘ve only been to S. CA before. Would love to visit. 2y
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TheNeverendingTBR
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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These are the #3Books I've re-read the most! 📚

I've re-read most of the Stephen King books I've read but I've read The Stand (my favourite book) four times so I went with this one. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

On the Road by Jack Kerouac is a favourite too and I've read that several times, it's beautifully written and filled with mesmerising quotes. 💫

The Hobbit is my go to comfort read! 🤷‍♂️

@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

JulAnna The Stand is one of my all time favorites also! 🤓 2y
Zoes_Human @JulAnna & Neverending, are y'all familiar with the podcast “The Company of the Mad: The Stand Podcast“? It's a discussion of the book by a lot of great folks working in horror (books and film). Each episode covers about 200 pages. It's WONDERFUL! 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @JulAnna Good taste! ⭐ 2y
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TheNeverendingTBR @Zoes_Human No, I've never heard about it; but then again I don't listen to podcasts but this sounds like something I'd like to listen to. Thanks! 👌 2y
OriginalCyn620 The tagged book is on my TBR! 2y
Zoes_Human @TheNeverendingTBR You‘re welcome! 2y
ShelleyBooksie Love that cover of The Hobbit 2y
BiblioLitten Cool covers! 2y
JulAnna @Zoes_Human I listened to the first episode today! Thank you so much for telling me about it-it was wonderful! Can‘t wait to listen to the rest 😊 2y
Zoes_Human @JulAnna YAY! You are most welcome! I am so pleased that you like it 😁 2y
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TheNeverendingTBR
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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#tarottakeover today is the Death card! ☠

Which represents endings, change, transformations and transition.

First book that came to mind was On the Road by Jack Kerouac because the main character Sal goes through an ending in his life, change and goes through a transformation. 💫

@Meaw_catlady @ErinSueMreads 📚

Meaw_catlady Great choice!!! 🖤 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @Meaw_catlady It's a favourite of mine! 💫 2y
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Jackdt02
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
Pickpick

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TheNeverendingTBR One of my favourites! 2y
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monkeygirlsmama
On the Road (Revised) | Jack Kerouac
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Read this because my boyfriend loves it so much. It did not disappoint.

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LowCountryKnight
On the Road | Jack Kerouac

After buying it in the store, I threw it away later when I went psychotic. I like the style, because indeed it reminds one of Jazz-music in the way he just rambles on; but how does he do it? When I compare myself with Kerouac, I have to see the fact that he was good at sports as the most significant difference: for him, writing was just exercise; for me, it is a test. He didn't care about his thinking; I am obsessed with mine.

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PaperbackPirate
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“Great beautiful clouds floated overhead, valley clouds that made you feel the vastness of old tumbledown holy America from mouth to mouth and tip to tip.”
I used this vivid quote on a scrapbook page I made about a hike we did 10 years ago. I love how Kerouac used imagery.
#RoadTrip #BoundTogetherJune
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Nice! 👌🏻 2y
Linsy Beautiful ⛅️ 2y
Eggs Lovely scrapbook page design ❣️❣️ 2y
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PaperbackPirate Thank you @Linsy ! 🌤 2y
PaperbackPirate It was a fun one to make @Eggs ! Thank you! ☁️☁️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it ☁️💙 2y
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TheEllieMo
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Possibly the most well-known book about a #RoadTrip than Kerouac‘s story of life in the Beat Generation? Thoroughly obnoxious characters but compelling none the less.

#BoundTogetherJune
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 This is on my TBR! 2y
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CoffeeNBooks
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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OriginalCyn620 This is on my TBR! 2y
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RamsFan1963
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Wandergrace
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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"You cannot teach an old master a new tune."

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Leftcoastzen
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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#7Tage7Buecher
#7days7books
Day 7 a book a day that influenced or changed your life

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BookingitwithSandra
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“...Ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like spiders across stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!‘”

Kerouac and his imagery!! Gives me the chills.

What about you? Have you read On the Road?? #nfnov #nonfictionnovember

#WIL jack didn‘t like living up to the fame that he gained from writing the “Bible of the Beatniks.

Kaila-ann I have this one on my TBR but haven‘t read it yet. 3y
Freespirit I haven‘t read it but I should! 3y
ljuliel This is one of those One of These Days books. I like travel books, but I‘m not even sure if the book is written much like a travel book or something completely different ? 3y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego "There was no where to go but everywhere" this book is very quotable! 3y
readingjedi I read it in my 20s and absolutely adored it, read it in my 30s and still loved it but had some issues with it, need another reread now I'm in my 40s. 3y
BookingitwithSandra @Freespirit yes, you should!! 3y
BookingitwithSandra @ljuliel well, I‘m only a few chapters in and it‘s like a travel book written Grapes of Wrath style. Descriptive, full of amazing imagery and even smells. I read it as a teen however, it seems like something I‘ve never read now that I‘m reading it today. It‘s very weird. 3y
BookingitwithSandra @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego so many quotes!! What you don‘t see in the photo is the numerous little tabs marking perfect imagery. It‘s been slow reading because of it. Which I don‘t mind. 😉 3y
BookingitwithSandra @readingjedi you should. To me it‘s a whole new book in my older age. 😀 btw- I love your profile name. 3y
BookingitwithSandra @Kaila-ann definitely move it up your list!! (edited) 3y
rsteve388 4 pts sounds like a TIL 3y
BookingitwithSandra @rsteve388 yes sorry, that #wil should be #til. Thanks to the points. 3y
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ValerieAndBooks
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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Mehso-so

When I pulled On the Road out of my TBR to read for #1001Books, I didn‘t realize it (right) was the first draft of the novel. I compared some passages to the published version (L), and while I have some issues with both, feel the first draft is more honest. For instance, the sexual relationship between Neal Cassady and Allen Ginsberg is basically censored in the final version.

Real names were changed to fictional for the published version👇:

ValerieAndBooks Jack Kerouac = Sal Paradise, Neal Cassady = Dean Moriarty, Allen Ginsberg = Carlo Marx, William (Bill) Burroughs=Old Bull Lee (edited) 3y
ValerieAndBooks I feel I should clarify I read the “first draft “ in its entirety but just a few passages from the published version. I don‘t feel compelled right now to read the full published version but maybe someday? 3y
CafeMom This one is so-so for me too. 3y
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ValerieAndBooks
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I am about halfway through On the Road: The Original Scroll, and starting to realize it‘s a lot different than the version published in 1957. I‘ve never read the latter, but just did some comparisons, as above. The scroll version (typed on one long piece of blank newsprint) has no paragraph or chapter breaks and was the very first draft. Pictured: intro lines from both versions. top is the published version. Bottom: the scroll aka first draft.

Suet624 Well that‘s interesting. Divorce or death. Which is it? 3y
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TheEllieMo
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Sal Paradise seems like a bit of a #Partyman when he goes off on his road trips with Dean Moriarty.

#SoaringScores @Cinfhen @CrowCAH

Cinfhen Not familiar/ more info please 🙏🏼 3y
TheEllieMo @Cinfhen it‘s a sort of autobiographical novel by Jack Kerouac; he is persuaded to go on several wild road trips, involving jazz, poetry and drugs. It‘s one of those books where I hated the characters, and their lifestyle, but the writing transcended both. It‘s a classic, a Boxhall 1001 3y
Cinfhen Wow!!! I totally most have been half asleep this morning/ I do know the book 🤦🏼‍♀️ 3y
CrowCAH Road trip! 3y
ValerieAndBooks I‘m reading this right now and haven‘t encountered any drugs yet but maybe I blinked 🤔. Booze, definitely 😜!! 3y
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ValerieAndBooks
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Starting this one, and now I‘m thinking of Ducks, Newburyport (of which I still need to get, but we all know about “the fact that...” and the stream of consciousness within). 😂

#1001Books

Ruthiella I know! I haven‘t even read Ducks yet but every time I hear or read “the fact that” I think of it!😆 3y
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Erinreadsthebooks
On the Road (Revised) | Jack Kerouac
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I have about 6.5 hours in the car ahead of me, but I‘m fully prepared. Catching up on my magazines and finishing Fleishman 🌟

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mklong
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

Day 3

Want to play @Catsandbooks ? It‘s seven covers in seven days, with no explanation, and tag someone new to play each day 😊

Tanisha_A Ooh, i love this! 😍 3y
merelybookish That is a great cover! 3y
Leftcoastzen I have this copy too.Love it so much. 3y
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LeahBergen Love it! 3y
mrp27 Great cover! 3y
batsy This is fab! 3y
Catsandbooks Thanks for the tag! I'll join in the fun! 💖 great cover! 3y
mklong @catsandbooks Yay! Can‘t wait to see what you pick! 3y
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LaylaMazar
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Mehso-so

“My whole wretched life swam before my weary eyes, and I realized no matter what you do it's bound to be a waste of time in the end so you might as well go mad.”

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Mehso-so

On The Road is to the Beat generation what The Sun Also Rises was to the Lost generation of the ‘20s. You‘ll often see them compared, held up side-by-side. I didn't *love* either of them, but I‘m going to plant my flag and say that On The Road was the better of the two, because to my mind it presented a far more self-aware and nuanced treatment of masculinity. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/on-the-road-jack-kerouac/

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ValerieAndBooks
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I‘m going to be away and/or busy over the next week or so! Which #1001Books should I take with me? Will probably just read for a bit each day.

We‘re first going to help daughter (last year of college 😮!) and her girlfriend move into their new apartment, then move youngest son (first year of college) in his dorm room. Our anniversary is also coming up and we may go somewhere for a couple days after dropping him off, but TBD where.

LauraBeth Why not leave On The Road behind in your son‘s place to discover and leave Kafka On The Shore behind for your daughter and her gf to discover? I‘d read A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian 🚜 I‘m a book leave-behinder 😂 3y
JoyBlue Congratulations on all the milestones! 💙 3y
CafeMom The only one I read was A Short History of Tractors which I loved. It is a dark comedy. I think you can't go wrong with a Murakami either. 3y
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Q84 Congratulations! Happy anniversary! 3y
Liz_M Sounds like a fun and hard trip! Main Street is the most straight-forward read and has a nostalgia about it that might match your mood? 3y
Ruthiella Agree with Liz that Main Street was great! But maybe On the Road is more appropriate for a road trip? Happy Anniversary 😀 3y
Reggie I hope everything goes well and that you have a great anniversary trip!!! 3y
Lynnsoprano I have Short History of Tractors... and have been thinking about reading it soon. Maybe our buddy read? We‘ve both had a tough year, but I‘d still love to do one. 3y
ValerieAndBooks @LauraBeth @JoyBlue @CafeMom @Q84 @Liz_M @Ruthiella @Reggie thanks all for your kind words and recommendations! I ended up taking On The Road, but read zero words 😂! Just so busy! Will try to start it soon. 3y
ValerieAndBooks @Lynnsoprano yes, let‘s do it 💖! When? September? October? 3y
Lynnsoprano Great! I would say mid to late September. I want to get past the darn storm😄 Oh, I‘m so excited! (edited) 3y
ValerieAndBooks @Lynnsoprano It‘s a date— looking forward to it! And stay safe. 3y
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Lcsmcat
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OriginalCyn620 Same! 👌🏻📚 3y
Leftcoastzen ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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PaperbackPirate
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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We took a road trip last month for our 20th anniversary. This was taken around Half Moon Bay in California. I did not read this book while on the trip but I‘ve read it twice before. Jack Kerouac definitely had a double helping of #wanderlust!
#letstraveljuly
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Leftcoastzen I have that same beat up (no pun intended) edition! And I have much love for Half Moon Bay! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗📚💗 3y
OriginalCyn620 ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
PaperbackPirate I had another copy already, but for $1 I could not pass it up! @Leftcoastzen 3y
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OriginalCyn620
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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I‘m ashamed to say I‘ve never read this #classic. It‘s added to my ever-growing #tbr! #wanderlust #letstraveljuly

Crazeedi Omg, I adore this photo!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
OriginalCyn620 Thanks but I can‘t take credit. It‘s from Pic Collage! 3y
PaperbackPirate I‘ve read it twice! Give it a try. 👍 3y
kspenmoll Fabulous photo! 3y
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monalyisha
On the Road (Revised) | Jack Kerouac
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Is it just me or did this patron totally find a “How to Be a Cool Guy” list? 😆

jchawkins All five of those are on #1001books. Maybe he is doubly-cool and working through it!! 😃 3y
jchawkins **three, WOW I CAN'T COUNT 3y
monalyisha @jchawkins I bet that's it! It just made me giggle. 😉 3y
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LeahBergen 😆😆 3y
KatieDid927 ...is he single? 😏 3y
valeriegeary Oh my gosh 😂😂😂 3y
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TheEllieMo
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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I do love this style of #Umbrella depicting various classic penguin books #LilithJuly @Cinfhen @KarenUK

And of course, umbrellas can be used to provide #Shade #LetsTravelJuly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

And finally, Umbrella was a song by Rihanna, whose appearance on Coldplay‘s #PrincessofChina was the only thing that made it bearable @Eggs

#TenuousLinks 😉

KarenUK Nice multitasking! 🙌🙌 3y
OriginalCyn620 I didn‘t know Penguin had umbrellas! I must get one! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Way to go!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
Eggs Love the umbrella 🌂 Triple play! 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Adorable umbrella! 3y
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toofondofbooks
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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MrBook
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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I‘ve got lots of display pics, and #BookExpo and #BookCon pics, to still share with you, but I won‘t be able to continue the flood of sharing until tomorrow night 😕. I‘m heading back to the horse farm in western PA. My mom‘s in the hospital for surgery, she fell and broke some bones. She‘s doing fine but in pain, and I‘m on my way to see her. So I‘ll be back on at some point tomorrow night, I think. Until then #LitsyFamily, *biiig hug*!

AmyG Hope Mom is ok...and well soon. 3y
tracey38 Sorry to hear about your mom. Hoping for a quick recovery. 3y
Bookzombie Sending good thoughts and hoping she recovers quickly. 3y
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Lcsmcat Big hug back at you! I hope your mom is ok. 3y
Karkar Healing thoughts for your mother. 3y
OrangeMooseReads Hope she is feeling better soon and heals quickly. 3y
Kaye Best wishes to your mother. Safe travels to you. When I first saw this photo , I thought it was somebody‘s Litsy Walk🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️ for the day 😲 (edited) 3y
Melwilk I hope your mom is feeling better soon. 3y
xicanti Poor mom! I hope her surgery goes well and she has a quick recovery. 3y
bookandbedandtea Sending positive thoughts your way. Hope your mom heals quickly. 3y
DaveGreen7777 Oh, no! 😔 Hope your mother makes a full and speedy recovery! 3y
Kaylamburson Yikes! Sending positive healing vibes her way!! 3y
Jas16 Keeping you both in my thoughts and wishing her a speedy recovery 3y
SW-T Best to your mom 💕 3y
QuietlyLaura Sorry to hear about your mom. I'm sure seeing you will help her feel better. Big hugs to both of you! 💕💕 3y
batsy Best wishes and a speedy recovery for your mum 💐 3y
mabell So sorry to hear that! I hope your mom heals quickly! 3y
HLouiseM Best wishes! 3y
LeeRHarry Wishing your Mum a speedy recovery! 3y
Jess Wishing your mom a speedy recovery. Many hug all around. 3y
daena Healing thoughts to your mom. 3y
MidnightBookGirl Hope your mom feels better soon! 3y
Megnogged I hope your mom is well. Hugs and well wishes for you and your family! 3y
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Qpri
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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Finally read the VERY FIRST book referenced in Gilmore Girls🤘 The writing was great, and some passages were utterly sublime! I didn‘t find the underlying serious themes to be quite convincing, but still, a fine piece of Beat lit!