In compiling the books on this list, the editors at SuperScholar have tried to provide a window into the culture of the last 50 years.
“ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO ENTER HERE is scrawled in blood red lettering on the side of the Chemical Bank near the corner of Eleventh and First and is in print large enough to be seen from the backseat of the cab as it lurches forward in the traffic leaving Wall Street and just as Timothy Price notices the words a bus pulls up, the advertisement for Les Miserables on its side blocking his view, but Price who is with Pierce & Pierce and twenty-six doesn't seem to care because he tells the driver he will give him five dollars to turn up the radio, ‘Be My Baby’ on WYNN, and the driver, black, not American, does so.” American Psycho , Bret Easton Ellis Click here to see our selection of the 50 best children’s books
The days grow longer and the weekends more leisurely as summer approaches, making it a terrific time to catch up on reading.
In my younger days if I heard a book or movie was disturbing or hard to handle I generally took that as a challenge.
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