Joerg Haeske’s Ten Favorite Books

Joerg Haeske, author of Anywhere Road: Retracing Jack Kerouac, shares his top ten list, in no particular order:Jack Kerouac: The Dharma Bums (a tough one to choose between that and On The Road, but it shows him at his best and what is probably the best time of his life - I often wonder what could have happened to him had he stayed closer to Gary Snyder and his more moderate … [Read more...]

Linda Lenhoff’s Top Ten Books

Linda Lenhoff (@LindaLatte) is a reader and novelist. She tells us she can't bring herself to order the books, so here they are in an unordered list, with her thoughts on some of them.Independence Day by Richard Ford and Goodbye Without Leaving by Laurie Colwin. These two might fight for first place, but I can’t imagine them not getting along perfectly well.The Giant's … [Read more...]

Anna MacDonald’s Ten Favorite Books

1. The Snow Geese: A Story of Home by William Fiennes2. The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald3. Rodinsky's Room by Rachel Lichtenstein and Iain Sinclair4. Lights Out for the Territory: 9 Excursions in the Secret History of London by Iain Sinclair5. 'Street Haunting: A London Adventure' by Virginia Woolf6. The Complete Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino7. … [Read more...]

Chad Hall’s Top 10 Books

Big Sur by Jack KerouacCrime and Punishment by Fyodor DostoyevskyThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki MurakamiThe New York Trilogy by Paul AusterLove is a Dog From Hell by Charles BukowskiHip: The History by John LelandSwann's Way by Marcel ProustHow Fiction Works by James WoodHitch-22: A Memoir by Christopher HitchensThe Journals of John … [Read more...]

Kimberly Richardson’s Ten Favorite Books

In no particular order:A Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensOn The Road by Jack KerouacAtonement by Ian McEwanDune by Frank HerbertThe World According to Garp by John IrvingSwann's Way by Marcel ProustJustine by Lawrence DurrellImajica by Clive BarkerYou Can't Go Home Again by Thomas WolfeThe Secret History by Donna TarttYou can … [Read more...]

Michowel’s Favorite Ten Books

1. On the Road by Jack Kerouac2. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson3. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger4. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe5. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse6. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess7. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway8. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller9. Brave New World by Aldous … [Read more...]

Jean-Marie S.’s Ten Favorite Books

1. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway2. On the Road by Jack Kerouac3. Vanity of Duluoz by Jack Kerouac4. Ask the Dust by John Fante5. The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll6. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger7. The Basketball Diaries by Thomas Mc Guane8. Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs9. Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis10. The … [Read more...]

Strangely B. Stranger’s Ten Favorite Books

1. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe2. Four Letters of Love by Niall Williams3. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole(My license plate reads "Dr Nut"!)4. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter Thompson5. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand6. The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac7. In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd(especially … [Read more...]

Tariq Bedgood’s Top Ten Favorite Books

1. Tristessa by Jack Kerouac2. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles3. Beasts by Joyce Carol Oates4. Desolation Angels by Kerouac5. Howl by Allen Ginsberg6. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith7. Lonesome Traveler by Jack Kerouac8. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath9. Ring of Bone by Lew Welch10. Junky by William S. BurroughsYou can … [Read more...]

Mark Winchester’s Ten Favorite Books

1. Under the Volcano by Malcom Lowry2. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles3. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse4. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig5. Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco6. Leaving Las Vegas by John O'Brien7. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson8. The Razor's Edge by Somerset Maughham9. Cosmos by Carl … [Read more...]