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5.0 out of 5 stars A rare treat of a book, August 18, 2007
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This review is from: On the Road: the Original Scroll (Hardcover)
Somehow I imagined the scroll to be an incomprehensible mess that editors had to sift through in order to create something that could be published as a novel. I was very far from the truth.

The Original Scroll is an example of excellent writing. Yes, it's missing paragraphs, but the style is sharp like a knife's edge. Kerouac's text has power to concentrate reader's imagination and then send it flying into a thousand of directions at once.

I think I actually prefer the scroll to the classic editions of On the Road. The scroll feels very real and easy to understand.
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Initial post: Mar 26, 2015 2:57:07 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 26, 2015 3:10:43 PM PDT
dave jones says:
i think i read THE EDITOR'S VERSION in High... its ok... i hit the road after High... it was ok... but schools Highschool & college try to teach you it matters... it don't... if you try to write like it matters... its fake... you have to write like you're dead (then you're really alive!) and NOTHING MATTERS & u DON'T CARE WHO THINKS OR BLIEVES WHAT... write like nothing matters but what you are doing now & make it take it from your soul... even if its lies truth... anything you write then is Truth... who cares who cares if the grammar is off the spelling off cliches abound you cant write a normal sentence---if you write like you don't care what anyone thinks if anyone even reads you... THEN YOU GOT SOMETHING... NO I HAVEN'T READ THE SCROLL nOR WHATEVER(another decent book possibly... some french guy wrote it). reading is so lame, writing, drawing--- creating Art for yourself takes up time. Yeah I read& watch movies when I'm burnd out and need a break... but from what?

In reply to an earlier post on May 28, 2015 10:11:08 AM PDT
Okie Wobbly says:
Very funny, clever comment, Davy! You should try The Scroll...

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