mukikamu

The Armchair Traveler Club

JACK KEROUAC: ON THE ROAD

Posted by mukikamu on August 11, 2008

Reading Kerouac’s On the road feels more than a duty and I was full with curiosity and enthusiasm, but I couldn’t get close to the book somehow. Maybe my anticipation was too great or my understanding of the truly American feeling of faithlessness is insufficient, probably both, but I really did struggle and felt an awful shame of doing so. It turned out that this great classic is one of the very few mandatory reads I didn’t enjoy. I consulted friends and to my surprise they confessed similar feelings. Are we too young to understand the revolutionary ideas? Have we read too many similar books?  Do we take our freedom of movement too naturally? I wonder.

   

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