hip urban novels of the mid 80s

A Listmania! list by tiredoldtimer "tiredoldtimer" (Suisse)
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Bright Lights, Big City (Bloomsbury Classic Series)
1.  Bright Lights, Big City (Bloomsbury Classic Series) by Jay McInerney
The list author says:
  "much listed, and with good reason; sloppy, but funny"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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The Rules of Attraction
2.  The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis
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  "bad things happen to unpleasant, unattractive people; great"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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Monkeys (Vintage Contemporaries)
3.  Monkeys (Vintage Contemporaries) by Susan Minot
The list author says:
  "unlike so many of the others, a genuinely moving read"
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Slaves of New York (Bloomsbury Classic Reads)
4.  Slaves of New York (Bloomsbury Classic Reads) by Tama Janowitz
The list author says:
  "all her books since are better, but none is fresher"
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Bars of America
5.  Bars of America by Neil Ferguson
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  "an English view of all this Americanism"
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The Secret History
6.  The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The list author says:
  "re-read this recently; still great"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (591 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture
7.  Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture by Douglas Coupland
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  "you had to be there; fun now, but out of its time"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

The Last Serious Thing: A Season at the Bullfights
8.  The Last Serious Thing: A Season at the Bullfights by Bruce Schoenfeld
The list author says:
  "a bullfighting book from the 90s? Surprisingly relevant"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Moon Palace
9.  Moon Palace by Paul Auster
The list author says:
  "while any of the 80s Austers would do, this is THE 80s novel"
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Ransom (Bloomsbury Paperbacks)
10.  Ransom (Bloomsbury Paperbacks) by Jay McInerney
The list author says:
  "the only book I've ever read straight through twice"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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