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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
" The stalker/killer's handbook. The Holy Testament of psychotic narcissists. "
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls by Peter Biskind
" Essentially it's a lot of gossip.

The best decade for American film was the 1930s.
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The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil
" First Proust then Musil. "
Flash and Filigree by Terry Southern
" A rarely-discussed gem by an unjustly forgotten writer who was in many ways the voice of the 60's "
David Ehrenstein is now friends with Shrimani Senay
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The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
" This is Highsmith's second novel ("Strangers on a Tran" was her first) and originally released under the pseudonym "Claire Morgan" as it was a lesbian ...more "
David Ehrenstein and 2 other people liked Tosh's review of The Lost Weekend:
The Lost Weekend by Charles Jackson
"An interesting and reflective book about intense drinking. Neither a cautionary or a book to scare you away. I suspect most who have read this book has either a drinking problem themselves or know someone who is deeply infected by the demon alcoho..." Read more of this review »
David Ehrenstein and 2 other people liked Tosh's review of Flats & Quake:
Flats & Quake by Rudolph Wurlitzer
""Flats" and "Quake" - two novels in one volume, and both are end of the world narratives. One (Flats) is more reflective than the other (Quake), which almost reads like a zombie story. Of the two, I prefer "Flats," mostly due to its quietness and..." Read more of this review »
The Motion Of Light In Water by Samuel R. Delany
"Simply my favorite work of gay autobiography. Delany's experience may be unique as a gay, African-American writer of science-fiction in the 1960s. I mean, to be regularly published. Or not. What do I know? Only that this memoir is endlessly fascin..." Read more of this review »
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