Friday, November 07, 2014

Sixteen must-have books for Generation X

Whitney Collins is the author of The Hamster Won't Die: A Treasury of Feral Humor and the creator and editor of two humor sites -- errant parent and The Yellow Ham.

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog she tagged sixteen totally awesome books that every Gen Xer needs, including:
American Psycho, by Bret Easton Ellis

A compelling, disturbing, and oft-banned novel, American Psycho describes the lavish and horrific life of highly educated pretty boy Patrick Bateman, who commandeers Wall Street by day and murders innocents by night. Both a chilling social commentary that’s rife with satire as well as an important literary milestone, American Psycho reveals the darkest sides of both humanity and society in the face of material excess.
Read about another book on the list.

American Psycho appears on Chrissie Gruebel's top six list of fictional fashion icons, Jonathan Lee's list of the ten best office dramas in print and on screen, John Mullan's lists of ten of the best bankers in literature and ten of the best zoos in literature, Richard Gwyn's list of ten books in which things end badly, Nick Brooks' top ten list of literary murderers and Chris Power's list of his six top books on the 1980s. It is a book that Nick Cross "Finished Reading but Wanted My Time Back Afterwards."

--Marshal Zeringue