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199 Money
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202 Hocus Pocus
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203 The Private Memoirs and Con...
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203 My Idea of Fun
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203 Atlas Shrugged
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206 Death of a Salesman
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207 Abattoir Jack
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207 Karate Is a Thing of the Sp...
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209 Off Season
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209 Wuthering Heights
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211 Harold and Maude
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211 One Hundred Years of Solitude
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213 The Monk
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214 Ham on Rye
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214 Prozac Nation
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216 The Secret History
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217 The Big Book of Weirdos (Fa...
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218 TAZ: The Temporary Autonomo...
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219 The Hunger Games (The Hunge...
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220 Diary of a Drug Fiend
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221 Vernon God Little
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222 Farewell, My Lovely
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223 Walden and other writings
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223 A High Wind in Jamaica
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225 Stargirl (Stargirl, #1)
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225 Divergent (Divergent, #1)
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227 Tristessa
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227 Trout Fishing in America/Th...
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229 Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo
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230 Go
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230 The Eyre Affair (Thursday N...
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232 Been Down So Long it Looks ...
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233 The Castle of Otranto
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234 Red Emma Speaks
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234 The Stranger Beside Me
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236 Confederate General from Bi...
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237 Dykes to Watch Out For (DtW...
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237 The Island Of Dr. Moreau
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239 The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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240 Confessions of an English O...
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240 The Great Santini
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242 JR
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243 The Lords of Discipline
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244 The Mouse That Roared
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245 The Fog
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246 The Sweetness at the Bottom...
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247 Communion: A True Story
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247 The Rats (Rats, #1)
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249 The Basketball Diaries
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249 Mystic River
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251 Concrete Island
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252 Diary
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253 Jailbird
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253 Sleeping With the Enemy
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255 Deadeye Dick
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256 Paine: Collected Writings: ...
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257 Timequake
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257 Orlando
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259 I am Charlotte Simmons
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260 Savage Night
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261 Slapstick or Lonesome No More!
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262 Moon
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263 Bluebeard
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264 The Bonfire of the Vanities
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265 Homeboy
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265 On Suicide: A Study in Soci...
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265 How Soccer Explains the Wor...
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265 War in Korea
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265 Mommie Dearest
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265 Perdido Street Station (Bas...
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265 The People of Paper
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265 Belstarr The Lost Toymaker
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265 Cathy's Book: If Found Call...
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265 Attic Clowns
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265 Your Meaning
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265 Youth in Revolt: The Journa...
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265 Riddle of Stars (Riddle-Mas...
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265 Primrose Hill
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265 Sailors Take Warning
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265 Metrophilias
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265 Child of God
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265 Skagboys
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283 Exploits and Opinions of Dr...
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283 Hear the Wind Sing (The Rat...
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283 Ghost Stories
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283 St. Lucy's Home for Girls R...
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283 The Man Who Loved Children
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283 Iris Investigates: Beastly ...
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283 Our Gang
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283 Night Train
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283 Let the Northern Lights Era...
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283 The Rules of Attraction
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293 Danny (DANNY Quadrilogy #1)
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293 Dance Dance Dance (The Rat,...
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293 The Peculiar Memories of Th...
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293 Foucault's Pendulum
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293 Norwegian Wood
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293 Memoirs of a Geisha
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293 Survivor
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293 Dead Babies
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message 1: by Janna (new)

Janna I wouldn't consider hardly any of these cult classics. I mean, Huckleberry Finn?? Catcher in the Rye?? The Great Gatsby?? Someone needs to look up the definition of cult.


message 2: by Ian (new)

Ian While some of these books certainly don't fit into the "cult" category today, most of those that don't today did at the time when they were written. Even something like Huckleberry Finn, which has been considered a classic for as long as it's been around, was and still is one of the most frequently banned or challenged books in existence.


message 3: by Jamie (new)

Jamie This list has an awful lot of books by Kerouac and Vonnegut. Not that there is anything wrong with that, On the Road and Slaughterhouse Five are generally agreed to be cult, but not everything they wrote. Maybe remove most of their books from this list, create a separate list of "cult authors" and put them on it. And then add some other Cult books to this list because there seems to be some missing volumes. (catch 22?)


message 4: by Gabrielle (new)

Gabrielle Beowulf??? No


message 5: by Salthill (new)

Salthill Why isn't Beowulf cult?


message 6: by Violeta (new)

Violeta there are some authors that are excellent yet I don't find them here...WHY???on the other hand there are some I consider of little value.


message 7: by Rayroy (new)

Rayroy Janna wrote: "I wouldn't consider hardly any of these cult classics. I mean, Huckleberry Finn?? Catcher in the Rye?? The Great Gatsby?? Someone needs to look up the definition of cult."

couldn't agree more


message 8: by Ross (new)

Ross Lan why twilight trilogy not included in here? Lots of craps..


message 10: by Nanci (new)

Nanci Svensson Rayroy wrote: "Janna wrote: "I wouldn't consider hardly any of these cult classics. I mean, Huckleberry Finn?? Catcher in the Rye?? The Great Gatsby?? Someone needs to look up the definition of cult."

couldn't ..."


Exactly! This list seems to me to be a list of canonical western contemporary classics rather than a list of cult classics. Here's a tip: if a book ever has been on a high school or lit 101 required reading list, it's possibly a classic, but there is definitely nothing cult-ish about it.


message 11: by Randi (new)

Randi I agree- these are classics, but very few are cult classics


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