Sunday, April 4, 2010

Book Review

"On the Road" by Jack Kerouac
My grade: C

Generally, I have to say this book is well-written. But good writing alone doesn't equal worthwhile reading. This novel makes no point whatsoever; at least, I didn't get one. It describes an America of the 40s, which is entirely unrecognizable to me, although perhaps nonetheless accurate. There is a huge lack of morality in virtually all of the events that take place, although the author seems to neither praise nor judge it, nor really comment on it one way or another. Additionally, due to the repetitiveness of the events, the book gets quite boring at some point, and getting through it became a feat of its own for me.

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