My Favorite Books

1. Story Of The Eye, Georges Bataille (1928)
2. Blood Meridian: Or The Evening Redness In The West, Cormac McCarthy (1985)
3. The Devils Of Loudon, Aldous Huxley (1952)
4. The Soft Machine, William Burroughs (1961)
5. Against Nature, J. K. Huysmans (1884)
6. Tortilla Flat, John Steinbeck (1935)
7. The Mysterious Stranger, Mark Twain (1910)
8. Kinski Uncut, Klaus Kinski (1991)
9. Bartleby, The Scrivener: A Story Of Wall Street, Herman Melville (1853)
10. My Life And Loves, Frank Harris (1925)
11. The Stranger, Albert Camus (1942)
12. The Room, Hubert Selby, Jr. (1971)
13. Impressions Of Africa, Raymond Roussel (1910)
14. Candide, Voltaire (1759)
15. The Ginger Man, J. P. Donleavy (1955)
16. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov (1955)
17. The Piano Teacher, Elfriede Jelinek (1983)
18. Pop. 1280, Jim Thompson (1964)
19. Cosmicomics, Italo Calvino (1965)
20. The Great Divorce, C. S. Lewis (1945)
21. Old Masters: A Comedy, Thomas Bernhard (1985)
22. I, Claudius, Robert Graves (1934)
23. Jesus’ Son, Denis Johnson (1992)
24. Franny And Zooey, J. D. Salinger (1961)
25. Snowdrops From A Curate’s Garden, Aleister Crowley (1904)
26. The Island Of Dr. Moreau, H. G. Wells (1896)
27. The Dwarf, Par Lagerkvist (1944)
28. The Grifters, Jim Thompson (1963)
29. The Diary Of A Madman, Nikolai Gogol (1835)
30. Moby-Dick, Herman Melville (1851)
31. Crash, J. G. Ballard (1973)
32. The Night Of The Hunter, Davis Grubb (1953)
33. Being There, Jerzy Kosinski (1971)
34. The Autobiography Of Malcolm X, Malcolm X & Alex Haley (1965)
35. Absurdistan, Gary Shteyngart (2006)
36. After Many A Summer Dies The Swan, Aldous Huxley (1939)
37. The Painted Bird, Jerzy Kosinski (1965)
38. The Catcher In The Rye, J. D. Salinger (1951)
39. Prisoners’ Inventions, Angelo (2003)
40. Nine Stories, J. D. Salinger (1953)
41. Ubik, Philip K. Dick (1969)
42. The Loser, Thomas Bernhard (1983)
43. My Wicked, Wicked Ways, Errol Flynn (1959)
44. The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (1937)
45. The Wind In The Willows, Kenneth Grahame (1908)
46. Dracula, Bram Stoker (1897)
47. Valis, Philip K. Dick (1981)
48. The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein (1964)
49. Naked Lunch, William Burroughs (1959)
50. The Tetherballs Of Bougainville, Mark Leyner (1998)
51. A Fairytale Of New York, J. P. Donleavy (1973)
52. Listen, Little Man!, Wilhelm Reich (1945)
53. Home Land, Sam Lipsyte (2005)
54. Roman Nights, Pier Paolo Pasolini (1965)
55. An Assassin’s Diary, Arthur Bremer (1973)
56. The Verificationist, Donald Antrim (2000)
57. A Confederacy Of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole (1980)
58. A Scanner Darkly, Philip K. Dick (1977)
59. Gargoyles, Thomas Bernhard (1967)
60. The Autobiography Of Benvenuto Cellini (1909)
61. Steps, Jerzy Kosinski (1968)
62. Running Wild, J. G. Ballard (1988)
63. Oil!, Upton Sinclair (1927)
64. Factotum, Charles Bukowski (1975)
65. Last Exit To Brooklyn, Hubert Selby, Jr. (1964)
66. This Is Not A Novel, David Markson (2001)
67. The Fellowship Of The Ring, J. R. R. Tolkien (1954)
68. Locus Solus, Raymond Roussel (1914)
69. The Jungle, Upton Sinclair (1906)
70. Extinction., Thomas Bernhard (1995)
71. Maldoror, Comte de Lautreamont (1869)
72. The Killer Inside Me, Jim Thompson (1952)
73. Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut (1969)
74. The Third Policeman, Flann O’Brien (1967)
75. Reflections, Walter Benjamin (1978)
76. Outer Dark, Cormac McCarthy (1968)
77. La-Bas, J. K. Huysmans (1891)
78. Notes From Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky (1864)
79. Seconds, David Ely (1963)
80. No Country For Old Men, Cormac McCarthy (2005)
81. The Assassination Of Fred Hampton: How The FBI And The Chicago Police Murdered A Black Panther, Jeffrey Haas (2010)
82. Confabulario, Juan Jose Arreola (1952)
83. The Golden Age, Kenneth Grahame (1895)
84. The Road, Cormac McCarthy (2006)
85. Illuminations, Walter Benjamin (1968)
86. American Pharoah: Mayor Richard J. Daley, His Battle For Chicago And The Nation, Adam Cohen & Elizabeth Taylor (2000)
87. Elect Mr. Robinson For A Better World, Donald Antrim (1993)
88. The Gas, Charles Platt (1970)
89. Zeroville, Steve Erickson (2007)
90. The Nothing Man, Jim Thompson (1954)
91. Lingard, Colin Wilson (1970)
92. Vox, Nicholson Baker (1992)
93. The Dead Father, Donald Barthelme (1975)
94. The Hundred Brothers, Donald Antrim (1998)
95. Diary Of A Superfluous Man, Ivan Turgenev (1850)
96. Adventures Of A Simpleton, Hans Grimmelshausen (1668)
97. Colas Breugnon, Burgundian, Romain Rolland (1919)
98. A Hero Of Our Time, Mikhail Lermontov (1839)
99. Dirty Snow, Georges Simenon (1948)
100. Duluth, Gore Vidal (1983)

 

- Dan Gleason