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  1. BikerDude

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    I have varied tastes.
    I've always love Melville.
    But then I also like modern like Douglas Coupland.
    I caught onto him when I read "Polaroids From the Dead" in Spin magazine while working a swing shift.
    It's a narrative of three (as I remember) groups of people who follow the Grateful Dead.
    Even if you can't stand the Dead it's a really great read.
    https://nationalpost.com/entertainm...d-continues-to-be-a-touchstone-20-years-later

    Also dig most stuff from Bret Easton Ellis.

    The current gen lost me with David Foster Wallace.
    Seemed like a load of self indulgent bloated pretentious pseudo intellectual BS.
    But that's just one guys opinion. Well actually a shared opinion.
    I am going to try Infinite Jest again at some point.
    I do give every effort to understand the author that constitutes a generation's touchstone.

    From the Generation before mine.
    Mailer- Armies of the Night (a great read about the 60's),Oswalds Tail (about Lee Harvey Oswald), Executioner's Song

    And Bukowski. I love his novels but I think he's more relevant as a poet than novelist.
    The Genius of the Crowd is well......genius. And others of his early poetry.
    His later poetry became short passages of prose IMO.



    I even hear the mountains
    the way they laugh
    up and down their blue sides
    and down in the water
    the fish cry
    and the water
    is their tears.
    I listen to the water
    on nights I drink away
    and the sadness becomes so great
    I hear it in my clock
    it becomes knobs upon my dresser
    it becomes paper on the floor
    it becomes a shoehorn
    a laundry ticket
    it becomes
    cigarette smoke
    climbing a chapel of dark vines. . .
    it matters little
    very little love is not so bad
    or very little life
    what counts
    is waiting on walls
    I was born for this
    I was born to hustle roses down the avenues of the dead
     
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  2. doswizard

    doswizard "That Which does Not Kill Us makes Us Stronger!"

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    Another favorite of mine!

    Piers Anthony



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    doswizard "That Which does Not Kill Us makes Us Stronger!"

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    This guy is Good!

    One can feel every page they turn and absorb it thoroughly. ;)

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    doswizard "That Which does Not Kill Us makes Us Stronger!"

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    History in detail. ;)

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    doswizard "That Which does Not Kill Us makes Us Stronger!"

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    Another awesome Author!

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    doswizard "That Which does Not Kill Us makes Us Stronger!"

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