Tuesday, October 7, 2008

50 Cult Books

Here is a list I found of the 50 best cult books (according to Telegraph) I am just curious to see how many I have read.
I will mark the ones I have read in RED and the ones I am planning on reading in ORANGE.
If you want to play along leave a link in my comment box so I can check out your list.

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrel

A Rebours by JK Huysmans

Baby and Child Care by Dr Benjamin Spock

The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart

Chariots of the Gods: Was God An Astronaut? by Erich Von Däniken

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg

Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health by L Ron Hubbard

The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley

Dune by Frank Herbert

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

Fear of Flying by Erica Jong

The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R Hofstadter

Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino

Iron John: a Book About Men by Robert Bly

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach and Russell Munson

The Magus by John Fowles

Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borge

The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

No Logo by Naomi Klein

On The Road by Jack Kerouac

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson

The Outsider by Colin Wilson

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell

The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám tr by Edward FitzGerald

The Road to Oxiana by Robert Byron

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Story of O by Pauline Réage

The Stranger by Albert Camus

The Teachings of Don Juan: a Yaqui Way of Knowledge by Carlos Castaneda

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain

Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: an Inquiry into Values by Robert M Pirsig

I really haven't read very many!

A few books I thought should be on the list are
A Clock Work Orange
A Brave New World
The Five People You Meet In Heaven

What books were left off that you thought should be one there?

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