On the Road
by Jack Kerouac
I just finished this book. It deals with a character named Sal Paradise and his adventures across America while meeting up with a variety of different people, including the eccentric Dean Moriarty. The book starts out with Sal heading to Denver from New York on an adventure. Interestingly enough, I had just quit my job and got on a plane to Colorado. I started reading this book in the Denver airport on a drunken layover having absolutely no idea how relative the theme would be to my current situation. I’m no adventurer, but I think it gave me a better understanding of the spark behind each word Kerouac chose in describing that lifestyle. Go read this.