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...]

Denise Raphael’s Top Ten Beat Books List

(in no particular order)Scratching the Beat Surface: Essays on New Vision from Blake to Kerouac by Michael McClureDesolation Angels by Jack KerouacPoints in Time by Paul BowlesGasoline by Gregory CorsoPieces of a Song: Selected Poems by Diane di PrimaOur Thang: Selected Poems, Selected Drawings by Ted Joans & Laura CorsigliaTeducation by Ted … [Read more...]

Gary A.’s Ten Favorite Books

1. Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse2. The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac3. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway4. Ask the Dust by John Fante5. Sixty-Seven Poems For Downtrodden Saints by Jack Micheline6. The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck7. The Subterraneans by Jack Kerouac8. White Trash by Jeff Foley9. Cities of the Red Night by William S. … [Read more...]

Favorite Books List Contributed by Anetra

1. On the Road by Jack Kerouac2. Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler3. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh4. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson5. Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs6. The Informers by Bret Easton-Ellis7. Books of Blood, Vols. 1-3 by Clive Barker8. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess9. Howl and Other Poems by Allen … [Read more...]

J. Glassnow’s Top Ten Books List

1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo2. On the Road by Jack Kerouac3. Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor4. A Passage to India by E. M. Forster5. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad6. The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac7. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville8. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles9. The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham10. Women in Love by D. H. … [Read more...]

Ten Favorite Books List Contributed by Leah

1. Desolation Angels by Jack Kerouac2. Big Sur by Jack Kerouac3. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway4. A Defense Of Poetry by Gabriel Gudding5. The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton6. Hamlet by William Shakespeare7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald8. Off the Road: My Years with Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg by Carolyn Cassady9. The Plays … [Read more...]

Ten Favorite Books List Contributed by Josechu C.

1. Artificial Paradises by Charles Baudelaire. In perfect style the author praises the marvelous effects that wine and hash have on him.2. Stomping the Goyim by Michael Disend. How to be gay, jew and a dealer in the Lower East Side in the 60s.3. Novel with Cocaine by Ageyev The addiction to sex an cocaine of a young Russian in St Petersburg before and during the … [Read more...]

Bruce Hodder’s Ten Favourite Books

1. In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan2. Big Sur – Jack Kerouac3. Desert Solitaire – Edward Abbey4. Ulysses – James Joyce5. The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Matsuo Basho6. The Great Shark Hunt – Hunter S. Thompson7. Pilgrims of the Wild – Grey Owl8. Minor Characters: A Beat Memoir – Joyce Johnson9. Dr. Sax – Jack Kerouac10. A Modest … [Read more...]