1. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe 2. Four Letters of Love by Niall Williams 3. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole(My license plate reads “Dr Nut”!) 4. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter Thompson 5. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand 6. The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac 7. […]
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1. Tristessa by Jack Kerouac 2. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles 3. Beasts by Joyce Carol Oates 4. Desolation Angels by Kerouac 5. Howl by Allen Ginsberg 6. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith 7. Lonesome Traveler by Jack Kerouac 8. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 9. Ring of Bone by Lew […]
1. Under the Volcano by Malcom Lowry 2. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles 3. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse 4. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig 5. Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco 6. Leaving Las Vegas by John O’Brien 7. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson 8. […]
(in no particular order) Scratching the Beat Surface: Essays on New Vision from Blake to Kerouac by Michael McClure Desolation Angels by Jack Kerouac Points in Time by Paul Bowles Gasoline by Gregory Corso Pieces of a Song: Selected Poems by Diane di Prima Our Thang: Selected Poems, Selected Drawings by Ted Joans & Laura […]
1. Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse 2. The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac 3. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway 4. Ask the Dust by John Fante 5. Sixty-Seven Poems For Downtrodden Saints by Jack Micheline 6. The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck 7. The Subterraneans by Jack Kerouac 8. White Trash by Jeff […]
1. On the Road by Jack Kerouac 2. Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler 3. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh 4. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson 5. Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs 6. The Informers by Bret Easton-Ellis 7. Books of Blood, Vols. 1-3 by Clive Barker 8. A Clockwork […]
1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo 2. On the Road by Jack Kerouac 3. Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor 4. A Passage to India by E. M. Forster 5. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad 6. The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac 7. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville 8. The Sheltering Sky by Paul […]
1. Desolation Angels by Jack Kerouac 2. Big Sur by Jack Kerouac 3. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway 4. A Defense Of Poetry by Gabriel Gudding 5. The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton 6. Hamlet by William Shakespeare 7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 8. Off the Road: My Years with […]
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 […]
1. In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan 2. Big Sur – Jack Kerouac 3. Desert Solitaire – Edward Abbey 4. Ulysses – James Joyce 5. The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Matsuo Basho 6. The Great Shark Hunt – Hunter S. Thompson 7. Pilgrims of the Wild – Grey Owl 8. Minor Characters: […]