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Far from being a 'rough' guide,
This review is from: The Rough Guide to Cult Fiction (Rough Guides Reference Titles) (Paperback)
Having in the past 3-4 years piled my way through cult books from authors such as Bukowski, Fante, Hesse, Kennedy Toole, Hamsun, Murukami, Hemingway, Eggers, etc, etc, etc the list goes on, with complete insatiable hunger, this book just fed that hunger further. If the above authors are your 'bag', then this book is pitched perfectly at your level and will stoke further ideas. I ended up with a wish list from this book nearing 70 books and i had already read a large proportion of the authors listed here. Incredible, the athors of this book know how to make boosk sound appealing. The recommendations are solid, but reading a potted history of the authors is entertaining in itself, especially those authors who have had such journeys it gets reflected in their art. Some one off books too are recommended, such as History of Luminous Motion by Scott Bradfield. Such books i would never have stumbled across without this. Highly recommended.
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