Jack Kerouac's On the Road (A Penguin Books Amplified Edition)
In 1957, Viking made waves with the publication of On the Road, the legendary novel from the postwar prophet of American literature. Since then, the Penguin Group has published many of Kerouac's works including Big Sur and The Dharma Bums and numerous collections of letters and poetry in various editions, from the 50th Anniversary-edition of On the Road: The Original Scroll to Penguin Inks and Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions. Discover them all.
"Tricked out with more fancy bells and whistles than a BMW M5...pretty much the only thing missing is the chance to hear the novel read aloud by that sexy-voiced woman from your GPS.... The notes embedded in the text give a helpful run-down of the real-life people and places behind the novel, with photographs that deepen the period flavor.... It's also hard to resist the cool interactive map comparing the routes of Kerouac's own three cross-country road trips, garlanded with corresponding passages from...this most freewheeling of American novels."The New York Times
"If any release could blow the e-book door open, it might as well be a story of American transformation, unease and reckless abandon.... [and] tattered pages, over-saturated photos and scrawled text look the part.... As readers pore over Kerouac's text and make sense of which fictional name matches up with each real-life icon of the Beat generation, Penguin one-ups its e-reading competition by employing a far more seamless 'footnote' feature.... This photo filled app [is] richly designed by a team that knows its Kerouac."The Daily
"Great stuff...A three-dimensional look at the novel as a function of processnot just its author's process, but the process by which the book was edited and brought out."Los Angeles Times
"An informative, even tasteful, accessory...It is in providing the clef for the real-life figures behind the characters in Kerouac's roman à clef and in drawing a detailed map of Kerouac's long road to writing On the Road, that this app shines...a refreshing take on the standard critical edition, with primary sources replacing scholarly essays."The Millions
The app "does a good job of augmenting Kerouac's novel with videos, photos and biographical information... The app makes elegant use of the touchscreen interface and large screen, too."The Guardian