Jack Kerouac is a great writer, I've never finished reading "On The Road" but I can tell that it's well written. Back to your question, I'm reading a French thriller novel "La Promesse des ténèbres" or "The Promise of The Shadows" by Maxime Chattam.
I'm actually reading the Quran right now as well as No god but God by Reza Aslan. I feel like I give a lot of negative opinions on Islam but I don't inform my views from that perspective enough. Just my Western perspective.
So far the Quran is really just confirming my beliefs to be honest. And I feel Aslan is reaching a lot in his assertions and leaves out key points.
Right now, I'm reading A Confederacy of Dunces, the Pulitzer Prize-winning story of the hilarious, despicable, and totally memorable Ignatius T. Reilly. Totally bizarre but really funny and a real page-turner.
I have heard of "On The Road" but not read it yet - I mainly read bestsellers thrillers from Amazon, I am reading David Baldacci's "Last Man Standing" but I bought it unseen (on Amazon) and the print is tiny, very annoying.