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On the Road
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
A 50th anniversary hardcover edition of Kerouac's classic novel that defined a generation Few novels have had as profound an impact on American culture as On the Road. Pulsating with the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, illicit drugs, and the mystery and promise of the open road, Kerouac's classic novel of freedom and longing defined what it meant to be beat and has inspired generations of writers, musicians, artists, poets, and seekers who cite their discovery of the book as the event that set them free. Based on Kerouac's adventures with Neal Cassady, On the Road tells the story of two friends whose four cross-country road trips are a quest for meaning and true experience. Written with a mixture of sad-eyed navet and wild abandon, and imbued with Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz, On the Road is the quintessential American vision of freedom and hope, a book that changed American literature and changed anyone who has ever picked it up. This hardcover edition commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the first publication of the novel in 1957 and will be a must-have for any literature lover. @Didn'tTypeOnTP! For TWITTERATURE of On the Road by Jack Kerouac, please see On the Road by Jack Kerouac. From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Prompt: Quadrophenia

Klou 👍📚☺ 2h
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Leftcoastzen
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#manicmonday #letterO
📚On The Road -Kerouac
🖋Eugene O‘Neill
📺The Office
📽On The Waterfront
🎤Beth Orton
🎸One Love -Bob Marley

AmyG Beth Orton…forgot her. 3w
plemmdog I love Beth Orton…she‘s playing in Tennessee next spring 🌸 3w
batsy @AmyG Same! What a nice treat to remember, @Leftcoastzen 🙂 I was obsessed with the Central Reservation album at one point. 3w
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Leftcoastzen @batsy @AmyG when I thought of her I realized I hadn‘t listened to her for awhile. Great album. 3w
Leftcoastzen @plemmdog are you going to go see her? I was scanning the local venues , she is coming to my town too. 2w
plemmdog @Leftcoastzen yep, I attend a music festival each year in Knoxville, TN called Big Ears (it was started by the Bonnaroo guy) and she‘s on the venue this spring (along with Andrew Bird and Los Lobos 🥰) 2w
Leftcoastzen @plemmdog oh wow, that sounds great! I love the Knoxville area , maybe someday I‘ll be back there. Love Bird & Los Lobos! 2w
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GatheringBooks
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Will be landing in Chicago before flying to Philadelphia (first leg of the trip) as we do a delegation visit to our partner institutions next week: 3 unis in one week: UPenn, UConn, Boston College, then a few days in Jersey/New York before flying off to Indianapolis for a conference presentation, then Seattle to spend Thanksgiving with our daughter, before heading back home. Good that we were picked up by uni car from home to airport. ✈️🛩️

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geodynamical_nonfiction
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Chapter 1 completed. Time for a joy ride! 🙃

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TheNeverendingTBR
On the Road | Jack Kerouac

Need to update the books I've finished.

Been slow going though, life is busy.

Got lots of responsibilities at work and trying to stay on top of things.

S'all good though.

How is everyone?
Came across any decent books lately?

intothehallofbooks I recently finished I Am Legend and loved it, especially the ending. I can‘t believe I waited so long to read it. I also finished NOS4A2 a couple of days ago and thought it was a ton of fun. 3mo
TheNeverendingTBR I Am Legend was so good, especially the ending as you said. I feel like a lot of those old dystopian/post apocalyptic novels always had an ending that made you 😮 or 🤯 3mo
TheNeverendingTBR @intothehallofbooks NOS4A2 was amazing, definitely Joe Hills best book. I'm looking forward to reading it again. 😀 3mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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#OnThisDay in 1957, Jack Kerouac's On The Road was published. The counterculture tale was written in just three weeks, and still stands as a defining work of the beat generation. Exactly one year later in 1958, Boris Pasternak's Dr Zhivago was first published in the US. That year it was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, but Pasternak refused to leave the USSR to accept the award for fear of government reprisals. #HistoryGetsLIT

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Ididsoidid
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Mehso-so

Perhaps an insight into a specific subculture in America, but to me it was a lifestyle less shocking, less radical, less cool, and less profound than Kerouac obviously thought it was. For a tale full of fast cars, sex, drugs and alcohol it was quite boring and repetitive. 4/10

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TheNeverendingTBR
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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. 7mo
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. 📚📚📚 7mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 7mo
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TheNeverendingTBR
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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! 8mo
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JenlovesJT47
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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
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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. 9mo
TrishB Great post 👍🏻 9mo
vivastory Excellent post! I think it's important to acknowledge the writers that shaped us. 9mo
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Leftcoastzen @TrishB thanks! 9mo
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. 9mo
Bookwomble There's only so many books you could fit in the trunk of a car! 😏 9mo
vivastory Completely agree! His influence is undeniable. 9mo
Leftcoastzen @Bookwomble 😂Indeed! 9mo
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) 9mo
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 8mo
Leftcoastzen @JenlovesJT47 Edie was roommates with Joan Vollmer who married William Burroughs…etc,etc,welcome to the Beat Generation rabbit hole. 8mo
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? 8mo
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 . 8mo
JenlovesJT47 Thank you, stacked!! 🤗 8mo
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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 9mo
LeahBergen Well, hello Jack! 👀 9mo
BarbaraBB I had no idea he was so sexy! 9mo
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TH3F4LC0N
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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. 12mo
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... 12mo
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BarbaraBB
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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. ♥️ 13mo
Megabooks Everyone has off weeks. 💜 13mo
Cinfhen Your book looks kind of lonely 🙃hopefully your new birthday books will inspire you xx 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm It‘s okay, it‘s your birthday week! 💕 13mo
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BarbaraBB
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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. 13mo
Cinfhen Awesome photo 😍 13mo
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. 13mo
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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. 13mo
BarbaraBB @rachaich Did you enjoy it? 13mo
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 😊😊😊 13mo
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! 13mo
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GatheringBooks
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living_for_literature
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
Panpan

. 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
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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! 1y
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ONH
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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? 1y
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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 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @Cathythoughts Thanks Cathy!! 🙋‍♂️💫 2y
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RaeLovesToRead Hello both of you!! 😁 2y
Gissy What a lovely bookworm couple!👩‍❤️‍👨📚📚📚🙌 2y
Gissy What a lovely bookworm couple!👩‍❤️‍👨📚📚📚🙌 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @Gissy That's very kind, thank you! 😊 2y
maich You two are lovely💑 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @maich Thanks very much, that's very kind of you! ☺️ 2y
LeahBergen Aww, lovely photo! 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @LeahBergen Thanks Leah! 🤗 2y
Ellies_Books06 Nice picture! You're one of the lucky ones to have a bookworm as a partner 💙💙 2y
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Gina
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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.. 2y
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! 2y
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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 2y
Nute I like everything about this post! 2y
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Leftcoastzen
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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OriginalCyn620 This is on my TBR! 2y
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RamsFan1963
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Wandergrace
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"You cannot teach an old master a new tune."

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Leftcoastzen
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#7Tage7Buecher
#7days7books
Day 7 a book a day that influenced or changed your life

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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
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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
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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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
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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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
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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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
On the Road (Revised) | Jack Kerouac
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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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