On the Road for non “beatnik groupies”


Craving to be a ‘50s vagabond like Kerouac’s Sal Paradise but fear traveling without your GPS? On the Road fans worry need not worry! Gregor Weichbrodt has “rewritten” the entire novel solely using Google Maps driving directions. The open-source book is fifty-five pages long and only features 17,527 miles. Weichbrodt says about his work, “If Kerouac had a GPS system, he would have probably felt less free. I find it rather discouraging to go on self-discovery with a bunch of route directions.”

Julie Morse lives in San Francisco and is a poetry teacher. She can be found @JulieMorse16. More from this author →