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Esquire’s 75 books – read like a man and let die

September 23, 2008

Finally, a list I like. And for the simple reason that it is attainable, not a mindfuck, and not somebody’s idea of trying to be smarter than his boxers would let him. Also, the fact that simplifies decision-making is that all the authors are men (they have even left out Truman Capote). And some of these books I read long before I came to be identified as a man. No equal rights bullshit here. So, this is an honest list, not a pretentious one.

IMHO, of course.

My favourites:

Ken Kesey - One flew over the Cuckoos Nest

Ken Kesey - One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

Philip Roth - American Pastoral

Philip Roth - American Pastoral

Haruki Murakami - The Wind Up Bird Chronicle

Haruki Murakami - The Wind-up Bird Chronicle

Jack London - The Call of the Wild

Jack London - The Call of the Wild

Herman Melville - Moby Dick

Herman Melville - Moby Dick

Salman Rushdie - Midnights Children

Salman Rushdie - Midnight's Children

Jack Kerouac - The Dharma Bums

Jack Kerouac - The Dharma Bums

Henry Miller - Tropic of Cancer

Henry Miller - Tropic of Cancer

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