Book: On the Road by Jack Kerouac
# 87 on the Telegraph’s 100 novels everyone should read.
What is the story about?
The book is basically about a road trip, or several trips that the main character, Sal, and his best friend Dean go on.
I did it! I finished the book!
I persevered and powered through endless nonsense, more nonsense, and even more nonsense.
Sometimes I read a book on this list and say: Yes! This is exactly why I started this journey following this list .. to get out of my comfort zone and find a gem of a book.
Not this time. This time is the time where you think: how in the world did this book land on this list?!
The Telegraph says Kerouac wrote the book in “three near-sleepless weeks” and it clearly shows. He must’ve been drunk too because it’s not really a coherent story.
It’s like having my almost 3 year old talking about Peppa Pig then jumping to what happened in preschool then teasing her younger brother then going back to Peppa Pig again. Only difference is my 3 year old’s babbling is actually more interesting and cuter than the incoherent ramblings of Kerouac.
It’s like having a narrow minded, arrogant frat boy showing off his conquests and going on and on about his endless partying, drinking, girls, and outings.
Although I read some book’s I did not enjoy on this list, this is the first book that I have no favorite quotes from.
Maybe you have to be drunk to find one?
Next book: Old Goriot by Honore de Balzac. I’ll be happy if this book actually has a point to it.