where are you going?
I have commented on this item two years ago, but last month I re-read it, and found something more amazing in it.
For other readers, my suggestion is that favorably you can find some books about Jack Kerouac in libraries, because this book, and almost every other book of JK's is half-autobiography, and this book is no exception.
At the phase when JK wrote the book, he was going through a critical time in his life. You can read the sense of lost in this book. JK and his friends, in some sense, represented a new lifestyle, which was criticized by numerous critics, and meanwhile supported by fans.
Actually JK is a very complicated man, but this book does not show himself. JK's focus was his friend Neal Cassady, who was JK's all-American idol. I myself was taken in by the story, especially by some descriptions and narrations in it. The writings about driving and speed and passion are the most beautifully written in American literature, even the canon of world literature. I can almost resonate with Dean Moriarty(Neal Cassady), and feel the throbbing of his vigor. His sexuality, spontaneity and energy is what every guy wanting to do something unusual is looking for. I am not saying people should follow Neal/Dean's steps; I just mean sometimes when we can't breakthrough the real-world prison, it is good to see others unleash their desire and vitality.
Some of the writing is this book is, to a point, boring, but some is very very touching. You can feel the strange feeling of half-excitement and half-melancholy.Ans at a point, I am sure you want to screw all the rules and get in the car, starting your own life that can be called "the life on the road".