Oct 13, 2009

Cult Fiction

     Maybe you've never read one of these, a cult book. Not a book to start cults but a books that inspires people into cult-like behavior. After moaning last night about the end of Leibowitz I searched the University's library for any literary critiques or essays on it. I found a great resource for new books in Classic Cult Fiction: a companion to popular cult literature. As I was looking through the suggested literary cult classics I noticed that many were required high-school reading and others classics in their own rights. I include the list below with stars next to the ones I have already read. The ones in bold are also on the 501 Books list:
Against Nature
Animal Farm
Another Roadside Attraction
Been Down so Long It Looks Like Up to Me
Bell Jar
Brave New World*
Canticle for Leibowitz*
Catcher in the Rye
Clockwork Orange
Day of the Locust
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
The Great Gatsby
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy*
The Killer Inside Me
Lady Chatterley's Lover
Look Homeward, Angel
Lord of the Flies*
Lord of the Rings*
Lost Horizon
Lucky Jim
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Outsider
The Outsiders*
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Seperate Peave
The Sorrows of Young Werther
The Stand
The Stranger
Stranger in a Strange Land
The Sun Also Rises
The Teachings of Don Juan
This Side of Paradise
Time and Again
Trout Fishing in America
2001: A Space Odyssey
Walden 2
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Mantainance

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