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On the Road, by Jack Kerouac

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On the Road, by Jack Kerouac

Dawn Schary
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one of my favorite books is On the Road, by Jack Kerouac. and, it's about_ uh ,it takes place in the forties. and it's about the, the whole beatnik, um, culture, underground bohemian life style. and, it's, it's one of those books just really makes you want to get up and go and just do what Sal Paradise did and_ where he just got in the car and went, and he_ uh, there's a lot of hitchhiking involved and a lot of times no direction and it was just fun. and it was just go go go drop everything, and leave. and it's something that, that it's a lot harder to do in our society now, yaknow. hitchhiking you could get like killed if you picked up a hitchhikers sometimes. but it wa- it was that, that same free spirit that can still be found if you try hard enough. and, i just_ i loved it, it such an inspiring book and it makes you just want to get up and go across country and explore, uh, the United States because there's so much to do here and there's so many people to meet. and that's one thing i really liked about book is, is there were so many people that, that he and his friends came in contact with that... were so unlike them. and so, different from the communities that they grew up in. and that's something that i, i always want to do. and now after reading the book, i know that i have to, do at least one cross country trip before i die.

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On the Road, by Jack Kerouac

A student describes a book written by Jack Kerouac.

Dawn Schary
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A student discusses the book On the Road, by Jack Kerouac. It is set in the 1940s. Sal Paradise is the main character, and he takes off on a road trip, hitchhiking for the fun of it, in no particular direction. The most inspiring thing about the book is the sense of freedom. Being able to drop everything and go on a cross-country trip of America is not easy to do in this day and age.

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On the Road, by Jack Kerouac

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A student describes a book written by Jack Kerouac.

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