50 Essential Cult Novels

50 Essential Cult Novels according to Flavorwire. Read my reviews here.

  1. Speedboat by Renata Adler
  2. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  3. On The Road by Jack Kerouac
  4. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  5. Stoner by John Williams
  6. Masters of Atlantis by Charles Portis
  7. Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
  8. Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
  9. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  10. The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson
  11. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  12. Dune by Frank Herbert
  13. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
  14. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  15. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
  16. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
  17. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  18. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  19. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
  20. Watchmen by Alan Moore
  21. Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
  22. Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware
  23. Youth in Revolt by C.D. Payne
  24. Blood and Guts in High School by Kathy Acker
  25. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
  26. Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski
  27. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  28. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  29. Lanark by Alasdair Gray
  30. This Is Not a Novel by David Markson
  31. The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart
  32. Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
  33. The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
  34. Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
  35. Generation X by Douglas Coupland
  36. The Black Book by Orhan Pamuk
  37. Nightwood by Djuna Barnes
  38. The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell
  39. The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake
  40. V.  by Thomas Pynchon
  41. Neuromancer by William Gibson
  42. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  43. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  44. Kindred by Octavia Butler
  45. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  46. Why Did I Ever by Mary Robison
  47. Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar
  48. Anthropology of an American Girl by Hilary Thayer Hamann
  49. Ice by Anna Kavan
  50. The Magus by John Fowles

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