My Life - So Far

"Unbounded ambition makes an obscure existence simply impossible for me"
Lucien de Rubempré

Friday, September 02, 2005

On the Road

I was influenced by Jack Kerouac's book "On the Road" and its protagonists Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty. I won't describe the whole plot of this novel. But click on the link if you're interested.

Anyway, Kerouac shows the world in the roaring USA in the early 50's. Sal, the main character of the story, is travelling across the USA, mostly hitchhiking, from New York to San Francisco.

At dawn I got my New York bus and said good-by to Dean and Marylou. They wanted some of my sandwiches. I told them no. It was a sullen moment. We were all thinking we'd never see each other again and we didn't care.
Sal Paradise in "On the Road"


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