that I'd read "On the Road", by Jack Kerouac, and I finally did it. Now, I admit that the book might have been a bit more relevant when I first made that promise back in 1968, but I have to say that it surely must be the most overrated novel of all time. Kerouac's adventures were boring, his characters are shallow and boring, his writing style is boring, the whole d*** thing is boring. I forced myself through it. Anybody have any good book suggestions?