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"and then"
Martijn Joosse Martijn (last edited May 04, 2015 04:42PM ) May 04, 2015 04:40PM
I remember being in the 3d grade and learning about writing stories. One of the first thing I learned was not writing a "and then" story. Anyone can write a "and then" story. Just sum up everything that happens without any character development or reflections etc.

This is one of the first books i've stopped reading without finishing. The reason for this is the writing. It may be original and there may be groundbreaking themes for the time in which it was written, but I couldn't continue reading. It is written as a child would write. And then, and then, and then.

I do not understand why this book is such an icon.

Hi Martijn. I wrote a review for people like you who don't 'get it'. Maybe it will clarify a few things...


Wow haatboytje! Die Jack heeft er wel heel erg zn best op gedaan hoor...

Take a peek at two other discussions for On The Road - "Book Review", and "I've tried to read this book twice"
This book is not to everyone's taste, and was never intended to be so.
That being said, try it as an audio book, or read it aloud with friends, if you feel like giving it another go. You may be surprised by the difference this could make to your enjoyment!

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