Review: On the Road by Jack Kerouac

2552Okay, confession, I don’t even know what “beat lit” is….and if this is an example, I don’t want to know any more.

If I understood “beat lit” would it make me love this book? Appreciate it more? I don’t think so. I didn’t find it well written. I didn’t find it interesting. I didn’t find it anything except me glad to finish it. I saw lots of sex, some more sex, some sex with adults and minors, some drugs, some thieving, more sex, lies, disregard of promises and responsibilities….rinse and repeat…

Please don’t tell me it was the generation. Please don’t tell me it was a rebellion against society and the government. Please don’t tell me I don’t understand. It might have been different if all of what was portrayed was mutual and done with honesty between both parties…but to me it just stank of the selfishness of some parties on various levels….

If you’re more enlightened than me and you know it, feel free to bask in that knowledge whilst I bask in the knowledge that I didn’t enjoy any of this book…

Call if my own personal rebellion of the “American Classics and Beat Lit”…

Until next time…

Urania xx

Buy it now On the Road by Jack Kerouac

2 thoughts on “Review: On the Road by Jack Kerouac

  1. Very honest review! It’s years since I’ve read this but I do recall my friend and I feeling that it was just a couple of over-indulged kids bumming around…but maybe that’s the point. Give me Ginsberg any day! Bronte

  2. Ha! Now you have me wanting to try out Ginsberg after I just swore off Beat Lit! What have you have went and done!

    When we started this blog we saw an alarming trend in reviewers to only publish positive reviews…or to post really demeaning reviews that contained personal attacks. Point being one of the big reasons we started this crazy thing is to provide real and honest reviews…Whilst still doing so in a manner that didn’t resort to personal attacks..Luckily we read loads of great books…but if we read something we don’t like…well, you’ll hear about it here..just like you will the great reads…Urania xx

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