On the Road

by Jack Kerouac

4.4/5

On the Road swings to the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, generosity, chill dawns and drugs, with Sal Paradise and his hero Dean Moriarty, traveller and mystic, the living epitome of Beat. Now recognized as a modern classic, its American Dream is nearer that of Walt Whitman than Scott Fitzgerald.

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”

Jack Kerouac, On the Road: the Original Scroll