Jaime asked:

After reading this and John Fante's "Ask The Dust", what should my next book (or author) be? Don't say Bukowski, please. I was thinking on getting some Hunter Thompson, but it's impossible to get any of his work here where I live.

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Wm Hubert Selby Jr - Last Exit to Brooklyn
Nelson Algren - Walk on the Wild Side
Cormac McCarthy - Child of God
Mikhail Bulgakov - Heart of a Dog
Jack Kerouac - Dharma Bums
Celine - Death on the Installment Plan

Carolyn What's wrong with Bukowski?
Jeffrey Bowen I think you might like the Trial or the Castle by Kafka.
The Wanderer Knut Hamsun "Hunger"
Federico Eyssautier John Kennedy Toole - A Confederacy of Dunces
Ksenija Mladenovic George Orwell - Down and Out in Paris and London
BookLovingLady You must live in a very odd place if you can't get any books by Hunter Thompson :-) I had a look just now, out of curiosity; several titles are available at Bookdepository.com
Jérémie Knut Hamsun - Hunger
Raymond Carver - What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
Malcolm Lowry - Under the Volcano
Hubert Selby Jr. - Last exit to Brooklyn
Gordon Vanstone Osamu Dazai, No Longer Human
Josef You should read the whole Bandini series and Death on The Installment Plan. I agree with Hunger as well.

Have you tried any Raymond Chandler novels?
Andrew Zimmerman If you liked "Ask the Dust" I would suggest some Henry Miller. Have you read Tropic of Cancer?
Joe Dostoevsky - The Brothers Karamazov
Randy Rhody The Death Ship, by B. Traven
Down and Out in Paris and London, by George Orwell
Outer Dark, by Cormac McCarthy
The Enormous Room, by e. e. cummings
Tobacco Road, by Erskine Caldwell
Mariette Korf Why not Bukowski?
Ivan Alfred Doblin - Berlin Alexanderplatz
Rodney Purslow Havoc by Tom Kristensen
Hunger by Knut Hamsun
Ward No. 6 by Anton Chekhov
DeadBandGroupie Henry Miller - Sexus (as well as 'Tropic of Cancer')
Blaise Cendrars - Moravagine
Knut Hamsun - Hunger
Lawrence New Juche (yes, that's the name under which he writes) or Billy Childish, particularly 'My Fault'.
Lucinda something less male and "Iputmyballonthetabl-ish" maybe?
Luca Maybe some stories by H.P. Lovecraft?
dsreads give Scale: A Novel, by Kieth Buckley a try.
Sal Jenko I quote "Hunger" by Hamsun
Klint Kratzer Henry Miller- Sexus - Similar voice, but holds a larger, perhaps more informed, scope of humanity.
Øyvind Jens Bjørneboe - The History of Bestiality trilogy
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