Summary:

1993 was an incredible year for finally having the chance to read so many authors that I’ve only heard about. I remember spending my typical Friday evenings at college at the Library until it closed at 7:00 pm, and then heading home with a pile of books by Hunter Thompson, Hubert Selby, or Charles Bukowski. I would hole up in my dorm room with a fresh pot of coffee and read for four to five hours before heading out for more typical college fun. During the summer of ‘93 I worked at a golf course, where I would spend my lunch break reading ‘Tropic of Cancer’ and ‘McTeague’ while listening to AM radio in a gigantic, 1976 Black Cutlass Supreme.

Reading List 1993

  • Hells Angels - Hunter S. Thompson
  • Drinking in America - Eric Bogosian
  • Budding Prospects - T. Coraghessan Boyle
  • Ham on Rye - Charles Bukowski
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
  • Junky - William S. Burroughs
  • Bang - Henry Rollins
  • Yage Letters - William S. Burroughs
  • At Terror Street and Agony Way - Charles Bukowski
  • Hank: Life of Charles Bukowski - Neeli Cherkovski
  • Black Coffee Blues - Henry Rollins
  • Song of the Silent Snow - Hubert Selby Jr.
  • Jernigan - David Gates
  • The Room - Hubert Selby Jr.
  • Neurologic - Timothy Leary
  • Cosmic Trigger - Robert Anton Wilson
  • Water Music - T. Coraghessan Boyle
  • Barfly - Charles Bukowski
  • Henry Miller’s Book of Friends - Henry Miller
  • Mockingbird, Wish me Luck - Charles Bukowski
  • Vox - Nicholson Baker
  • Now Watch Him Die - Henry Rollins
  • Friendship, Fame and Bestial Myth - Charles Bukowski
  • Women - Charles Bukowski
  • The Great Shark Hunt - Hunter S. Thompson
  • And the Ass Saw the Angel - Nick Cave
  • Shampoo Planet - Douglas Coupland
  • The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
  • In the Belly of the Beast - Jack Henry Abbott
  • The Road to Wellville - T. Coraghessan Boyle
  • Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller
  • The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
  • The Secret History - Donna Tartt
  • The Rules of Attraction - Bret Easton Ellis
  • Post Office - Charles Bukowski
  • My Cousin, My Gasteroenterologist - Mark Leyner
  • King Ink - Nick Cave
  • McTeague - Frank Norris
  • A Good Day to Die - Jim Harrison
  • Queer - William Burroughs
  • Generation X - Douglas Coupland
  • June 30th, June 30th - Richard Brautigan
  • Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork - Richard Brautigan
  • Davis: An Autobiography - Miles Davis
  • Notes of a Dirty Old Man - Charles Bukowski


Published

31 December 1993

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