On the road is a novel written by Jack Kerouac. He transcribe his road trip when he was young. He makes this trip after his father’s death. He did this road trip for discover the west of america, find over landscape, makes a spiritual quest in order to find again his inspiration. Jack makes this trip with Neal Cassady and creates a big friendship with Neal.
This novel is adapted in the cinema. Walter Salles dircted the movie « On the road » but there is fewer details in the movie than in the novel. I prefere the novel.