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Word Virus: The William Burroughs Reader (Flamingo Modern Classic)
1.  Word Virus: The William Burroughs Reader (Flamingo Modern Classic) by William S. Burroughs
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  ""We intend to destroy the police machine and all its records. We intend to destroy all dogmatic verbal systems. We have heard enough." The greatest writer of the 20th Century."
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Less Than Zero (Picador Books)
2.  Less Than Zero (Picador Books) by Bret Easton Ellis
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  ""You look pale" says my father. "It's the drugs" I say quietly. "What?" he says, "Nothing." I reply. Nihilism and apathy in 1980s LA."
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The Master and Margarita (Harvill Panther)
3.  The Master and Margarita (Harvill Panther) by Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov
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  ""Poor Ivan had tried to convince her that The Devil did not exist, on the bed sat the nonexistent one." Perfect."
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The Bell Jar
4.  The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
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  ""The more hopeless you were, the further away they hid you." Adolescent depression and mental illness in the 1950s."
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Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century: A Secret History of the 20th Century
5.  Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century: A Secret History of the 20th Century by Greil Marcus
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  ""Michael Jackson stands in the White House Rose Garden with Ronald Reagan... 'Beat It' has been used in an anti-drink driving commercial." Punk and modern art and today's culture"
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The Divine Comedy: Inferno: Inferno v. 1 (Penguin Classics)
6.  The Divine Comedy: Inferno: Inferno v. 1 (Penguin Classics) by Mark Musa
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  ""I stood on souls fixed under ice/ to me they looked like straws worked into glass." It'll destroy you."
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Invisible Man (Essential Penguin)
7.  Invisible Man (Essential Penguin) by Ralph Ellison
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  ""Two huge women with spoiled cream complexions struggled as they walked past, their hips trembling like massive flames." Black American alienation."
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The Crying Of Lot 49
8.  The Crying Of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
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  ""She stared at the pills in it, then understood. 'That's LSD?' She asked him." Complex novella about communication and conspiracies in 1960s California."
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Selected Poems and Letters (Penguin Classics)
9.  Selected Poems and Letters (Penguin Classics) by Arthur Rimbaud
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  ""I know dusk/And dawn, rising like a multitude of doves./ What men have only thought they'd seen, I've seen." Visionary teen destroys poetry, creates rock n' roll."
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American Psycho
10.  American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
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  ""You're a whore and I want to play about in your blood." Anyone who hates it doesn't understand the concepts of satire or irony. Nor do they understand that it's just really, really good."
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Notes from Underground and The Double
11.  Notes from Underground and The Double by Fjodor M. Dostojewskij
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  ""The best thing is conscious inertia! So long live the underground." Dostoevsky was from somewhere else entirely."
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Junk Mail
12.  Junk Mail by Will Self
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  ""A friend of mine, a newspaper columnist, has a penchant for cocaine." How you wish you lived is how Will Self lives."
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Trainspotting
13.  Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
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  ""I am high as a kite and horny as a field of stags. It's been a beautiful day." Best novel of the last fifteen years. Everything else by Welsh is poor."
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A Clockwork Orange (Penguin Modern Classics)
14.  A Clockwork Orange (Penguin Modern Classics) by Anthony Burgess
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  ""'Come and get one in the yarbles! If you have any yarbles, you eunech jelly thou!'" Burgess was right to be angry about it, he never wrote anything better."
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The Holy Bible 10th Anniversary Edition [2CD + DVD]
15.  The Holy Bible 10th Anniversary Edition [2CD + DVD] by Manic Street Preachers
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  ""Yeh, 4st 7, the epilogue of youth/ Such beautiful dignity in self-abuse/ I've finally come to understand life/ Through staring blankly at my navel." Everything else is quite pointless."
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Up the Bracket
16.  Up the Bracket by The Libertines
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  ""In slow motion eating breakfast/ At the Sideview Hotel/ Slipping down fine/ Everything's going so well." The best band out of England. Except for The Smiths..."
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The Queen Is Dead
17.  The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
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  ""I broke into the Palace/ With a sponge and a rusty spanner/ She said, "I know you and you cannot sing."/ I said "That's nothing you should me play pianner." We don't have to say anything."
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Tragically I was an Only Twin: The Complete Peter Cook
18.  Tragically I was an Only Twin: The Complete Peter Cook by Peter Cook
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  ""I went to get another Nesquik and when I came back... well, she was gone." As Stephen Fry said, the funniest man who ever drew breath."
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Collected Poems
19.  Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath
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  ""Dying is an art/ Like everything else/ I do it exceptionally well/ You could say I've a call." The end of poetry."
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The Outsider (Penguin Modern Classics)
20.  The Outsider (Penguin Modern Classics) by Albert Camus
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  ""And each successive shot was another loud, fateful rap on the door of my undoing." We all feel like Mersault sometimes."
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Screaming Fields Of Sonic Love
21.  Screaming Fields Of Sonic Love by Sonic Youth
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  ""I can't keep quiet in my silly head/ It takes a teenage riot to get me out of bed." Everything by Sonic Youth is immensely good."
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Peep Show - Series 2 [DVD] [2005]
22.  Peep Show - Series 2 [DVD] [2005] DVD ~ David Mitchell (VI)
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  ""You won't be looking so cocky, Jeff, when I break into the office with a Kalashnikov and 200 rounds of ammunition." Mark Corrigan is a comedic version of a Camus hero."
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Last Words (1960s A)
23.  Last Words (1960s A) by William S. Burroughs
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  "Love. The most natural pain killer there is." Burroughs did his best work when he was confronted by his own mortality."
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