What are the best novels about journeys on the road?

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    #1The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by John Steinbeck. It tells the story of the Joad family as they travel west to California in search of greener pastures during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression.

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    #2On the Road

    On the Road
    On The Road is a semi-autobiographical novel by well-known American beatnik author, Jack Kerouac. It tells the story of two friends on a road trip and their quest for freedom and self-discovery. 
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    Jesse Wallace
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Kerouac's On the Road is one of the better novels about journeys on the road. It deals well with universal themes of self-discovery and freedom while on a road trip. A great read to have for the summer."
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    #3Lonesome Dove

    Lonesome Dove
    Lonesome Dove is the winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize. Set in the American West during the late 19th century, it follows the story of retired Texas Rangers as they herd cattle from Texas to Montana.
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    Patricia Lopez
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Great book, even better miniseries. Read the book, then watch the miniseries. Enjoy!"
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    #4The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    One of Mark Twain's most beloved and respected novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer presents a tale of two young boys, their antics and adventures in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, Missouri.

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    Juan Antonio Gálvez
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "To be honest, this is a very boring book. When I read it in high school I felt the same way. I had to ask around about this book to actually follow it. It was dreadful."
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    #5Free Air

    Free Air
    Free Air is a classic fictional novel written by Sinclair Lewis. Free Air was published on April 1, 1993 by Bison Books. Free Air features an introduction by Robert E. Fleming.
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    #6The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe is a creative nonfiction novel originally published in 1968. This book is claimed as the breaking ground for the literary style of New Journalism.

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    Edward Johnson
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I study a lot of American History and I have to say The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is one of my all time favorites. It paints a great picture of the American Hippie is a lot of fun to read. "
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    #7So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish is the fourth book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series. This science-fiction novel is written by Douglas Adams, and was originally published in 1984.

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    Yi Chen
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is a phenomenal read. As an amateur philosopher and lover of comedy, this book is an absolute blast. Have fun. "
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    #8Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    A father and his son start a motorcycle trip across the Northwest of America, the starting point of a moving and penetration meditation about the lives they, and we all, live. 




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    Ronald Herrera
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "What is this, a book for ants? It's practically unreadable because the text doesn't even cover the entire page. There was some printing error. Despite that, I still read a pdf version of this book at the insistence of my uncle (who owns a motorcycle) and... I just don't get it. He told me it was a profound book and I'm glad he enjoyed it but there was nothing noteworthy at all in the book to me. Very forgettable."
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    #9Jackboot Britain

    Jackboot Britain

    Jackboot Britain is a speculative novel written by Daniel S. Fletcher. First published in 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform under ISBN 1500556270, it focuses on an alternate story in which Nazi Germany won World War II.

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    Susan Wright
    Written on May 8, 2018
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    #10The Savage Detectives

    The Savage Detectives

    The Savage Detectives is a standalone fiction novel written by Roberto Bolaño which follows the journey of Arturo Belano and Ulises Lima as they track down poet Cesárea Tinajero.

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    Ashley Clark
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I would read this book! I seems like an adventure journey and has a clear description of what the book is about. "
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    #11The Music of Chance

    The Music of Chance

    The Music of Chance by Paul Auster is a mystery novel originally published in 1990. This booktells the story of a fireman named Jim Nashe and his wife who left him along with their children.

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    Petra Robles
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is a good selection. The interface is easy to use and find plenty of reviews to determine your willingness."
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    #12Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson is a cult classic of gonzo journalism. It chronicles a drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times of a road trip that went down in the annals of American pop culture.

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    Tyler Castillo
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "What is there to say about this novel that hasn't already been said? Although slightly older, Feat and Loathing is STILL a classic, and Hunter S. Thompson remains one of the most unique and individualistic characters/people of our time. It's no wonder that the man himself, and this book (and even film) have an almost cult-like following of fans and admirers."
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    #13Undiscovered Country

    Undiscovered Country

    Undiscovered Country is a standalone young adult contemporary novel written by Jennifer Gold which centers on the life of Cat following the death of her mother from cancer she goes on a traveling adventure. 

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    Betty Roberts
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book is an interesting journey into a foreign country after the girl's mother passes away. The story revolves more around the main character and the people in the village rather than a true journey throughout many different areas. In that sense, I do not rate it highly as a book about journeys on the road as I was expecting more than just one setting."

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Best What are the best novels about journeys on the road
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Grapes of WrathBooks 32 Paid
2On the RoadBooks 30 Paid
3Lonesome DoveBooks 28 Paid
4The Adventures of Tom SawyerBooks 26 Paid
5Free AirBooks 24 Paid
6The Electric Kool-Aid Acid TestBooks 23 Paid
7So Long, and Thanks for All the FishBooks 19 Paid
8Zen and the Art of Motorcycle MaintenanceBooks 18 Paid
9Jackboot BritainBooks 16 Paid
10The Savage DetectivesBooks 8 Paid
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