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...]
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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...]
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro LeafAwakening Osiris by Normandi EllisBook of the Hopi by Frank WatersFlash of the Spirit by Robert Farris ThompsonThe New American Poetry, 1945-1960, Donald Allen (ed.)The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation by W.Y.Evans-WentzDark Pools of Light by Richard GrossingerCentering by M.C. RichardsThe Masks of God by Joseph … [Read more...]
The Seat of the Soul by Gary ZukavA Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty SmithMy Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim PotokThe Crack in the Cosmic Egg by Joseph Chilton PearceThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael ChabonJane Eyre by Chalotte BronteLight in August by William FaulknerThe Theater and its Double by Antonin ArtaudThe Power of Myth by … [Read more...]
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...]
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor DostoyevskyWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia MarquezThe Grapes of Wrath by John SteinbeckThe Man Who Was Not With It by Herbert GoldA Fan’s Notes by Fred ExleyIndependent People by Halldor LaxnessOn The Road by Jack KerouacGreat Expectations by Charles DickensThe Magic Mountain by Thomas … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]