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On the Road: The Original Scroll, By Jack Kerouac

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On the Road: The Original Scroll, By Jack Kerouac

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I think enough has been said about On the road to simply depart of our collective conscious, but regardless if you've read the original edition or not you must check out the "Original Scroll" Edition. OF course it doesn't come iAS an actual giant scroll, although, we wish and if we can find a way to do it "Legally" ;). Still, This is the next best thing. Admittedly reading the book with no punctuation or paragraphs is not hard and seem kinda Kitsch, But since that is how it was it's a little more important ten that. But what makes the edition really special is the use of all the original/real names and timelines in the story. "Old Bull Lee" is now just straight pop WilliamBurroughs, not that Burroughs, not that anything about Burroughs was straight except his tie's.  Dean Moriarty is Just Jack, or was that Neal Cassidy. I guessI should look that up, but I won't. You get the point. Ginsberg is Ginsberg, Herbert Hunke is Herbert Hunke and so on and so forth and I really enjoyed that. Plus it seemed to me that was a lot more to the story, not just with the lack of structural editing, but I feel there are some pretty large chunks of new story altogether. I should check my facts, but even if this is not so, any editing, for better or worse, changes an authors work so much. This is one of the very few times you will hear the words straight from Jack Kerouac mind to finger tips, feeling the pulse of jazz and amphetamines pounded in to each keystroke. And this is where the value is. This is the truest rhythm of the book itself and the times ingenerai. A must for any Kerouac Fan, beat fan, or even the most ardent literary critic.  

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