Kerourack sat down to write On the Road, and did so in one sitting.
In fact, that wasn’t enough for him.
Using a typewriter meant he had to stop at the end of each page to put another one in. This stopped the flow of his writing, so he taped together rolls of architect paper into a continuous roll which meant he never had to pause to change a page.
This, on its own, is an interesting fact you can use if the conversation ever runs dry at a dinner party.
Viewed in context of the book however… Continue reading