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Is "On the Road" worth the read?
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Is "On the Road" worth the read?
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No. Wasn't when you made this thread earlier today either.
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Just once cuz it's a milestones and shit but no more cuz it's fucking white boi shiet
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It's pretty good senpai
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Obviously yes.
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>>7605956
>caring about the opinions of dead white men
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I dropped it about a fourth through on my first try

I tried again less than a year later and I loved it
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Damn, that's one whitey down, how many more we got?
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When I first got into serious reading I would have told you 'No.' I first read 'On The Road' in 12th grade and I felt insulted. I felt I was way too smart for it. Kerouac was talking about pretending to read Nietzsche, and I really was.

The thing is you're never really as smart as you think you are. Fives years later I gave On The Roam a read again and found it exciting and inspiring and only as immature as I was. In retrospect, my 'reading' of Nietzsche was closer to pretending anyway, even if it was just a show for myself.
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>>7605956
>reading post-war literature
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>>7605956
It makes you feel something once you've read it, but then you forget it once you're 19.
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The beats were gimmicky low-talent posers. They were however culturally important, so you can consider it an anthropology lesson.

>>7605956
>5'8"
When will they learn...
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no it's gay
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I fucking hate that book, those "free spirited" beats were absolute assholes to women. Read Wild instead if you want a story of self discovery that isn't problematic as fuck
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>>7605956
Read the unedited scroll version. It's better. And it is a fast read. But yes, worth reading because it is referenced so often.
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i think the beats don't get enough study as they should. there's a lot of stuff to talk about from the ethics of drug usage, to slang and colloquialisms, to the western appropriation of eastern philosophies
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