Try by Dennis Cooper
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
I found this book incredibly self-centered and over-rated. Hate mail, come and get me.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Very good, disturbing book about a possible post-apocolyptic future. Unique style – the blunt simpleness of it matches perfectly with the world about which McCarthy writes.
Blankets by Craig Thompson
Wonderful graphic novel. Probably the only graphic novel I’ll ever read all the way through – and possibly again.
Seventh Son (Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 1) by Orson Scott Card
Such a great sci-fi/fantasy book. Takes place in early-American history. A young boy and ‘seventh son’ is born with special powers. Beginning of the ‘Alvin Maker’ series. Very entertaining.
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
Insanely disgusting. Shocking for the sake of shock.. but maybe that’s why it’s worth reading.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Book of Story Beginnings by Kristin Kladstrup
Interesting plot but not very well affected. Probably better for younger readers.
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