Wednesday, April 3, 2013

on the road by jack kerouac.


i just finished reading on the road by jack kerouac. i've read the original scroll before, which is basically kerouac's very very rough draft of this book. needless to say, reading this completed version of on the road made for a much easier, more sensible read. even though the original scroll was interesting and had its own unique charm, i loved reading the finished draft even more. 

i just don't think anybody sees the world the way jack kerouac does. or at least realizes that they do. kerouac has this incredible way of putting things-anything really-into simple truths. reading any of his words really just inspires me in every way. there's not really any major problem that needs fixing or solving in this book, but it's more just about a journey. to explore and to live. it's no wonder at all that this book was the foundation of the entire beat generation.

this whole book was like reading one amazing quote after another, but i chose two of my favorites to make the images above. and yes, that is a real life picture of kerouac himself :)

7 comments:

  1. I have been meaning to get around to reading On the Road. A little while ago I was obsessed with Allen Ginsberg and "Howl and Other Poems" (which I recommend if you haven't read those), and Kerouac was next one my list, so I definitely have to get a copy now.

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  2. ohmygosh I can't even explain how much I absolutely LOVE that first quote like EEEEEEK
    the second one too.
    he's pretty darn handsome.
    obviously I need to read the book. I want to see the film so bad, too!

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  3. i read the first quote a few years ago and loved it, but haven't read it since then so thank you

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  4. Ughhh. Seriously, brilliant. You are SO talented. Never stop these!

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