Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Weekly Reader: On The Road

"The only people for me are the made ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles…" --Jack Kerouac

Recently, I began reading On The Road (the original scroll).  I must say, Kerouac is a madman.  The original scroll is completely unedited, as Kerouac sat writing, it was then published exactly as written.  Many of us have read the edited version of On The Road.  However, if you are a fan you should read the original scroll.  It is fabulous to read it without the editing, without name changes, and exactly as Kerouac intended it to be.  Read this if you are looking for something truly adventurous to read.

Also, there is a movie version of this book coming out this holiday season.  I, personally, am excited to see it.  There are some mixed reviews from fans of the book.  But, check out the trailer for yourself. 

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