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How Wanky Is Your Bookshelf?

It's not necessarily a bad thing.

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    "Crash" by JG Ballard
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    "Ham On Rye" by Charles Bukowski
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    "Post Office" by Charles Bukowski
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    "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess
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    "Naked Lunch" by William S. Burroughs
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    Via Penguin
    "The Fall" by Albert Camus
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    "The Stranger" by Albert Camus
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    "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie
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    "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" by Michael Chabon
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    "Hegemony or Survival" by Noam Chomsky
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    "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho
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    "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad
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    "Generation X" by Douglas Coupland
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    "House of Leaves" by Mark Z. Danielewski
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    "Inferno" by Dante
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    "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins
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    "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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    "Notes from Underground" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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    "American Psycho" by Bret Easton Ellis
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    "A Staggering Work of Heartbreaking Genius" by Dave Eggers
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    "As I Lay Dying" by William Faulkner
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    "Eating Animals" by Jonathan Safran Foer
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    "Freedom" by Jonathan Franzen
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    "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran
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    "Howl" by Allen Ginsberg
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    "Stranger in a Strange Land" by Robert A. Heinlein
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    "Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse
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    "Steal This Book" by Abbie Hoffman
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    Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter
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    "The Odyssey" by Homer
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    "High Fidelity" by Nick Hornby
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    "Dianetics" by L. Ron Hubbard
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    "Ulysses" by James Joyce
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    Via Verlag Die Schmiede
    "The Trial" by Franz Kafka
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    Critique of Pure Reason Book by Immanuel Kant
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    "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac
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    "No Logo" by Naomi Klein
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    "Eeeee Eee Eeee" by Tao Lin
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    "The Executioner's Song" by Norman Mailer
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    "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Márquez
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    "The Communist Manifesto" by Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx
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    "Moby-Dick" by Herman Melville
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    "Paradise Lost" by John Milton
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    "IQ84" by Haruki Murakami
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    "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov
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    "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" by Friedrich Nietzsche
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    "Choke" by Chuck Palahniuk
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    "Fight Club" by Chuck Palahniuk
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    Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
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    Via Penguin
    "Republic" by Plato
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    "In Search of Lost Time" by Marcel Proust
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    "Gravity's Rainbow" by Thomas Pynchon
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    "The Crying of Lot 49" by Thomas Pynchon
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    "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand
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    "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand
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    The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart
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    "The Satanic Verses" by Salmon Rushdie
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    "The Catcher in the Rye" by J. D. Salinger
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    "Existentialism Is a Humanism" by Jean-Paul Sartre
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    "The Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith
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    "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt
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    "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" by Hunter S. Thompson
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    "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau
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    "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy
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    "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
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    "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole
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    "The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing" by by Al Ries and Jack Trout
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    "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu
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    "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace
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    "Trainspotting" by Irvine Welsh
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    "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman
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    "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" by Tom Wolfe
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