Talking 'Bout My Generation...

A running list of books by or about members of Generation X...I'm sure this is merely the tip of the iceberg, so please feel free to add to it...
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572 books · 509 voters · list created December 9th, 2008 by Marcus (votes) .
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Marcus 173 books
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M. 535 books
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Emma 112 books
502 friends
Tara 928 books
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Corey 3486 books
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Mor 905 books
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Michael 1271 books
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Deborah 0 books
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message 1: by Ben (new)

Ben The exact time frame for this generation has always been pretty ambiguous. Shall we say people born between 1960 and 1980?


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) "Approximately" between 1960 and 1980? :)

(1960 would exclude, e.g., Roddy Doyle, who IMHO is pretty clearly Gen-X ...)


message 3: by Ben (new)

Ben Also, Irvine Welsh was born in 1958.

Maybe Gen X is an attitude, more than an age range (i.e. F#&k the baby boomers! I'm doin' my own thing!)


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Yep -- attitude plus, somewhat more vaguely, birth date/age group.


message 5: by Antonomasia (last edited Jun 06, 2013 05:06PM) (new)

Antonomasia Jay McInerney was a bit too old.

But Hunter S. Thompson was definitely not an X'er. Too old even to be a Boomer (though attitude-wise I can see how you'd group him with them).

Part of the whole Gen X thing is that you missed out on the party the Boomers had in the 60's (a lot of which was about rebellion and individuality and 'fuck the system') and Thompson was in his own way part of all that.

And Tao Lin is generation Y... born in the 80's, heads a bunch of Digital Native writers.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Hunter S. Thompson is my parents' generation - he was born during the Depression.


message 7: by Fiona (last edited Feb 25, 2015 08:00AM) (new)

Fiona Hurley These authors were writing books before Gen-X was even born:
- Aldous Huxley
- George Orwell
- Vladimir Nabokov
- Ken Kesey
- Albert Camus
- Daphne du Maurier

They definitely should be removed from this list.


message 8: by Fiona (new)

Fiona Hurley I took the liberty of deleting any books that were published before 1960 (so not even in the lifetime of Gen-Xers):
- Animal Farm (author born 1903, book published 1945)
- Brave New World (author born 1894, book published 1932)
- Lolita (author born 1899, book published 1955)
- 1984 (author born 1903, book published 1949)
- Rebecca (author born 1907, book published 1938)


message 9: by Psyche (new)

Psyche Ready Very male list--not just male writers, but books about the male experience. Should be re-titled.


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