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How Wanky Is Your Bookshelf?

It's not necessarily a bad thing.

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