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The 25 Greatest Gen X Books of All Time

December 10, 2009

We gathered together with a small group of bookish friends and, after a few bottles of wine and some fisticuffs, we whipped up this list of the 25 books that best capture the spirit of our times, all written by authors who composed their masterpieces on computers instead of Underwoods, and were affected more directly by Nintendo than Nagasaki.

Pick up one (or 25) for the holidays to make your travels a bit more exciting.




1. American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
Excoriated upon initial publication as amoral, misogynistic, and sadistic, this satire of eighties consumerism and Wall Street greed makes its point with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer. And, 18 years later, people keep right on reading it. Think there might be a connection there?

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