On the RoadBook - 1976
From Library Staff
multcolib_recommends4 Jul 26, 2016
Kerouac's ultimate road trip told in stream of consciousness images and words.
multcolib_homeworkcenter Feb 07, 2015
Kerouac also enjoyed the company of William Burroughs and a fictionalized version of Burroughs appears in On the Road.
multcolib_matt Jul 10, 2014
The classic tale in it's original format.
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A decent but not outstanding adaptation of Kerouac's novel. This one always seemed too hard to film, and indeed, the end result isn't the best result, but seeing the characters come off the pages and alive is enjoyable and Viggo Mortensen as William S. Burroughs is a scene stealer.
Kerouac wrote most of his famous book on a scroll through his typewriter so he would keep a continuous train of thought. The resulting manuscript is now available here (though, not in scroll form!) to be read as Kerouac originally wrote it, with the names of his fellow "Beat" friends and authors named. It's an exhaustive read but worth it for the fans.
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“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones 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 roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars…”
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