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50 Best Cult Books

Via an article from the UK telegraph. I’ve only read 6 of these titles, and I’m quite surprised that Clockwork Orange didn’t make it onto the list.

50 best cult books

Reviews by Mick Brown, Alex Clark, Toby Clements, Sarah Crompton, Serena Davies, Christopher Howse, Sam Leith, Tim Martin, Andrew McKie, Tom Payne, Ceri Radford, Sameer Rahim and Dominic Sandbrook

Last Updated: 12:01am BST 25/04/2008

Our critics present a selection of history’s most notable cult writing. Some is classic. Some is catastrophic. All of it had the power to inspire

What is a cult book? We tried and failed to arrive at a definition: books often found in the pockets of murderers; books that you take very seriously when you are 17; books whose readers can be identified to all with the formula ” whacko”; books our children just won’t get…

50 books that changed our lives

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