The Road Book
Score: 4
From 1,024 Ratings

The Road


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-03-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307267450

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The Road Excerpt :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.

The Road Movie Book Book

The Road Movie Book


  • Author : Steven Cohan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-01-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134824366

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The Road Movie Book Excerpt :

The Road Movie Book is the first comprehensive study of an enduring but ever-changing Hollywood genre, its place in American culture, and its legacy to world cinema. The road and the cinema both flourished in the twentieth century, as technological advances brought motion pictures to a mass audience and the mass produced automobile opened up the road to the ordinary American. When Jean Baudrillard equated modern American culture with 'space, speed, cinema, technology' he could just as easily have added that the road movie is its supreme emblem. The contributors explore how the road movie has confronted and represented issues of nationhood, sexuality, gender, class and race. They map the generic terrain of the road movie, trace its evolution on American television as well as on the big screen from the 1930s through the 1980s, and, finally, consider road movies that go off the road, departing from the US landscape or travelling on the margins of contemporary American culture. Movies discussed include: * Road classics such as It Happened One Night, The Grapes of Wrath, The Wizard of Oz and the Bob Hope-Bing Crosby Road to films * 1960's reworkings of the road movie in Easy Rider and Bonnie and Clyde * Russ Meyer's road movies: from Motorpsycho! to Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! * Contemporary hits such as Paris Texas, Rain Man, Natural Born Killers and Thelma and Louise * The road movie, Australian style, from Mad Max to the Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

On the Road Book
Score: 3
From 3,047 Ratings

On the Road


  • Author : Jack Kerouac
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1976-12-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780140042597

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On the Road Excerpt :

The classic novel of freedom and the search for authenticity that defined a generation September 5th, 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of On the Road Inspired by Jack Kerouac's adventures with Neal Cassady, On the Road tells the story of two friends whose cross-country road trips are a quest for meaning and true experience. Written with a mixture of sad-eyed naiveté and wild ambition and imbued with Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz, On the Road is the quintessential American vision of freedom and hope, a book that changed American literature and changed anyone who has ever picked it up.

What the Road Said Book

What the Road Said


  • Author : Cleo Wade
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Release Date : 2021-03-23
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250831293

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What the Road Said Excerpt :

A comforting and uplifting picture book from bestselling poet and activist Cleo Wade. Which way do I go? That is your choice to make, said the Road. But what if I go the wrong way? The Road curved a little, almost as if it was giving me a hug, and said, Do not worry. Sometimes we go the wrong way on our way to the right way. It's okay to be afraid or to sometimes wander down the wrong path. Beloved poet Cleo Wade's What the Road Said features illustrations by Lucie de Moyencourt and encourages us to lead with kindness and curiosity, remembering that the most important thing we can do in life is to keep going.

My Life on the Road Book
Score: 4
From 37 Ratings

My Life on the Road


  • Author : Gloria Steinem
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812988352

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My Life on the Road Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Gloria Steinem—writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader—tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of her life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change. ONE OF O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE’S TEN FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Harper’s Bazaar • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Publishers Weekly When people ask me why I still have hope and energy after all these years, I always say: Because I travel. Taking to the road—by which I mean letting the road take you—changed who I thought I was. The road is messy in the way that real life is messy. It leads us out of denial and into reality, out of theory and into practice, out of caution and into action, out of statistics and into stories—in short, out of our heads and into our hearts. Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. When she was a young girl, her father would pack the family in the car every fall and drive across country searching for adventure and trying to make a living. The seeds were planted: Gloria realized that growing up didn’t have to mean settling down. And so began a lifetime of travel, of activism and leadership, of listening to people whose voices and ideas would inspire change and revolution. My Life on the Road is the moving, funny, and profound story of Gloria’s growth and also the growth of a revolutionary movement for equality—and the story of how surprising encounters on the road shaped both. From her first experience of social activism among women in India to her work as a journalist in the 1960s; from the whirlwind of political campaigns to the founding of Ms. magazine; from the historic 1977 National Women’s Conference to her travels through Indian Country—a lifetime spent on the road allowed Gloria to listen and connect deeply with people, to understand that context is everything, and to become part of a movement that would change the world. In prose that is revealing and

Off the Road Book

Off the Road


  • Author : Carolyn Cassady
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2008-10-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN 10 : 9781468305715

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Off the Road Excerpt :

Written by the woman who loved them all--as wife of Cassady, lover of Kerouac, and friend of Ginsberg--this riveting and intimate memoir spans one of the most vital eras in twentieth-century literature and culture, including the explosive successes of Kerouac's On the Road and Ginsberg's Howl, the flowering of the Beat movement, and the social revolution of the 1960s. Carolyn Cassady reveals a side of Neal Cassady rarely seen-that of husband and father, a man who craved respectability, yet could not resist the thrills of a wilder and ultimately more destructive lifestyle.

Redhead by the Side of the Road Book
Score: 3.5
From 49 Ratings

Redhead by the Side of the Road


  • Author : Anne Tyler
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385694865

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Redhead by the Side of the Road Excerpt :

From the beloved and bestselling Anne Tyler, a sparkling new novel about misperception, second chances and the sometimes elusive power of human connection. Micah Mortimer is a creature of habit. A self-employed tech expert, superintendent of his Baltimore apartment building, cautious to a fault behind the steering wheel, he seems content leading a steady, circumscribed life. But one day his routines are blown apart when his woman friend (he refuses to call anyone in her late thirties a "girlfriend") tells him she's facing eviction, and a teenager shows up at Micah's door claiming to be his son. These surprises, and the ways they throw Micah's meticulously organized life off-kilter, risk changing him forever. An intimate look into the heart and mind of a man who finds those around him just out of reach, and a funny, joyful, deeply compassionate story about seeing the world through new eyes, Redhead by the Side of the Road is a triumph, filled with Anne Tyler's signature wit and gimlet-eyed observation.

On the Road Again Book

On the Road Again


  • Author : Bruce Thomas
  • Publisher : Bentwyck Henry Publishers Limited
  • Release Date : 2003-06-01
  • Genre: Rock musicians
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 1904538037

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On the Road Again Excerpt :

In 1957, Jack Kerouac published On the Road, a loosely structured account of his hitchhiking adventures across America. Bruce Thomas' journey takes him around the UK and the USA. For both writers, the road becomes a metaphor for an inner journey -- as well as the actual roads being travelled. On the Road Again by Bruce Thomas is a compelling story of discovery. While holding down a career as both musician and writer, a series of deeply disturbing experiences, starting with a mugging, lead the author on a journey, first to Scotland and then to Arizona and New Mexico. Meetings with remarkable men and women who have extra-ordinary powers, lead to the discovery of a supernatural reality behind the natural world. The climax of On the Road Again is a solitary journey of initiation that leads to an earth shattering insight -- one that guarantees that life can never be the same again.

Vanity of Duluoz Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Vanity of Duluoz


  • Author : Jack Kerouac
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1994-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101548431

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Vanity of Duluoz Excerpt :

Originally subtitled "An Adventurous Education, 1935-1946," Vanity of Duluoz is a key volume in Jack Kerouac's lifework, the series of autobiographical novels he referred to as The Legend of Duluoz. With the same tender humor and intoxicating wordplay he brought to his masterpieces On the Road and The Dharma Bums, Kerouac takes his alter ego from the football fields of small-town New England to the playing fields and classrooms of Horace Mann and Columbia, out to sea on a merchant freighter plying the sub-infested waters of the North Atlantic during World War II, and back to New York, where his friends are the writers who would one day become known as the Beat generation and where he published his first novel. Written in 1967 from the vantage point ot the psychedelic sixties, Vanity of Duluoz gives a fascinating portrait of the young Kerouac, dedicated and disciplined in his determination from an early age to be an important American writer.

On the Road to Find Out Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

On the Road to Find Out


  • Author : Rachel Toor
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2014-06-10
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374300159

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On the Road to Find Out Excerpt :

On New Year's Day, Alice Davis goes for a run. Her first ever. It's painful and embarrassing, but so was getting denied by the only college she cares about. Alice knows she has to stop sitting around and complaining to her best friend, Jenni, and her pet rat, Walter, about what a loser she is. But what she doesn't know is that by taking those first steps out the door, she is setting off down a road filled with new challenges—including vicious side stitches, chafing in unmentionable places, and race-paced first love—and strengthening herself to endure when the going suddenly gets tougher than she ever imagined, in On the Road to Find Out by Rachel Toor.

Jack Kerouac  Road Novels 1957 1960  LOA  174  Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Jack Kerouac Road Novels 1957 1960 LOA 174


  • Author : Jack Kerouac
  • Publisher : Library of America Jack Keroua
  • Release Date : 2007-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 898
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015070951127

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Jack Kerouac Road Novels 1957 1960 LOA 174 Excerpt :

A collector's edition of five works by the late Beat Generation classic writer combines the eminent "On the Road" with the novels, "The Dharma Bums," "The Subterraneans," "Tristessa," and "Lonesome Traveler."

The Dharma Bums Book
Score: 4
From 35 Ratings

The Dharma Bums


  • Author : Jack Kerouac
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1971-05-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101199305

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The Dharma Bums Excerpt :

Jack Kerouac’s classic novel about friendship, the search for meaning, and the allure of nature First published in 1958, a year after On the Road put the Beat Generation on the map, The Dharma Bums stands as one of Jack Kerouac's most powerful and influential novels. The story focuses on two ebullient young Americans--mountaineer, poet, and Zen Buddhist Japhy Ryder, and Ray Smith, a zestful, innocent writer--whose quest for Truth leads them on a heroic odyssey, from marathon parties and poetry jam sessions in San Francisco's Bohemia to solitude and mountain climbing in the High Sierras.

Tess of the Road Book
Score: 4
From 30 Ratings

Tess of the Road


  • Author : Rachel Hartman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-02-27
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385685894

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Tess of the Road Excerpt :

Meet Tess, a brave new heroine from beloved epic fantasy author Rachel Hartman. In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can't make a scene at your sister's wedding and break a relative's nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences. As her family plans to send her to a nunnery, Tess yanks on her boots and sets out on a journey across the Southlands, alone and pretending to be a boy. Where Tess is headed is a mystery, even to her. So when she runs into an old friend, it's a stroke of luck. This friend is a quigutl--a subspecies of dragon--who gives her both a purpose and protection on the road. But Tess is guarding a troubling secret. Her tumultuous past is a heavy burden to carry, and the memories she's tried to forget threaten to expose her to the world in more ways than one.

Four for the Road Book

Four for the Road


  • Author : K. J. Reilly
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-08-23
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781665902311

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Four for the Road Excerpt :

The Perks of Being a Wallflower meets The End of the F***ing World in this dark young adult comedy about four unlikely friends dealing with the messy side of grief who embark on a road trip to Graceland. Asher Hunting wants revenge. Specifically, he wants revenge on the drunk driver who killed his mom and got off on a technicality. No one seems to think this is healthy, though, which is how he ends up in a bereavement group (well, bereavement groups. He goes to several.) It’s there he makes some unexpected friends: There’s Sloane, who lost her dad to cancer; Will, who lost his little brother to a different kind of cancer; and eighty-year-old Henry, who was married to his wife for fifty years until she decided to die on her own terms. And it’s these three who Asher invites on a road trip from New Jersey to Graceland. Asher doesn’t tell them that he’s planning to steal his dad’s car, or the real reason that he wants to go to Tennessee (spoiler alert: it’s revenge)—but then again, the others don’t share their reasons for going, either. Complete with unexpected revelations, lots of chicken Caesar salads at roadside restaurants, a stolen motorcycle, and an epic kiss at a rest stop minimart, what begins as the road trip to revenge might just turn into a path towards forgiveness.

Eyes on the Road Book

Eyes on the Road


  • Author : Kerri Davidson
  • Publisher : Kerri Davidson
  • Release Date : 2021-03-25
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 1777244943

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Eyes on the Road Excerpt :

It's the summer of '95. Morgan Parker has had enough. She just graduated from high school and what is she doing? Looking after her mother's mid-life child. No one understands her dreams. No one supports her interests. She has to get away. Maybe meeting her dad, her real dad, will change her life. Across town, Joshua Hampton is also fed up. His father brought dishonor on the family and he wants to make amends - by joining the U.S. Marines. But first, he wants to visit his uncle who served. He's a hero. Josh and Morgan barely know each other, and have nothing in common except their destination: Seattle. After a drunken declaration at a party, they find themselves thrust together on the open road. Seattle is a long way from their home of Bathurst, New Brunswick, but they're certain they can make it. They're grownups now. What could go wrong? Almost everything. However, when you keep you eyes on the road, you never know what you might see at the end. Join Morgan and Josh in this riveting coming of age story that will keep you buckled in until the last page.