On The Road, so far, has presented itself to me as quite the unique story. It is a first person narrative told from the perspective of “Sal” Paradise as he travels around the U.S.A .As of now, The story itself has been rather bland. Sal hitch hikes across the country, never staying in one place too long. Although rather boring now, I feel the story is one with a slow start and sense it ascending to something more remarkable. What really stands out about this book to me is the writing style of Jack Kerouac. Kerouac strays from the conventional writing style of most successful authors, and creates his own rushed vague sort of style. He never lingers on one point to long, unless it is quintessential knowledge. He keeps the story at a fast moving pace to keep the reader interested, which I feel is most likely necessary for this stories lengthy and particularly uneventful exposition. This sort of style is also reflective of the narrator. Sal is always rushing along, devising plan after plan, never sure of what is actually going to happen. What makes Sal unique is that he seems to aspire to something his friends don’t. Unlike his friends, he isn’t a fan of stealing, and is never satisfied too long with the life he’s living. It seems to me that Sal isn’t particularly fond of living day by day. This is partially because of his inability to rebound from long nights of partying like his friends are. He also seems rather depressed. Although happy for the first week or so in any particular place, Sal begins to become overbearingly Cynical. He begins to hate the traits of those around them that he once loved. What I can feel this story leading up to is some sort of large falling through between Sal and his friend Dean. Many of Sal’s more mature acquaintances recognize Dean as a no good con artist, but Sal has grown to fond of him to recognize this himself. I predict some sort of scheme is going to go wrong and Sal is going to be thrown under the bus one way or another. Hopefully though, this will be the event in Sal’s life that puts him on the track to the life that he wants to live.