Why I Never Got Around to Reading ON THE ROAD

This review of the movie adaptation pretty much covers it.

I’m proud of myself that even when I was young, impressionable and teen-y, I knew enough to avoid the toxic manrambling. It probably helped that I went to an all-girls high school, and none of my friends gave a damn about that crud.

Yeah, I called the book crud. What?

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4 thoughts on “Why I Never Got Around to Reading ON THE ROAD

  1. Melissa says:

    Yep. I actually tried to read it in my twenties and couldn’t stomach them. Just a bunch of guys, indeed.

    • Elizabeth says:

      I think I actually picked it up in college, come to think of it. A few pages in, I got bored. I didn’t even get to the offensive parts. There was a type of boy that loved that stuff: Girls, stay away.

  2. Inder says:

    I read it in my early 30s (actually listened to it on audio, on the actual road) and found it pretty despicable, honestly. How it manages to be more misogynistic than a 19th century Victorian novel is beyond me, but believe me – it manages. My boy housemates in college LOVED that book, and I thought less of them after reading it.

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