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25 Books That Define Cool

25 Books That Define Cool
Let’s abandon the childish notion that reading isn’t cool. We’re grown men here and reading happens to be one of the many ways we enjoy spending a bit of our free time. Of course, sitting down with just any book doesn’t always make for a great experience. We want to read something with wit, masculinity, and a pervading sense of effortless cool. Here are 25 books that fit that description perfectly. 1. This list could easily include just about everything Papa Hemingway wrote. 2. Written over 2,500 years ago, The Art of War is still as important today as it was for warriors back then. 3. Honestly, you could put just about every book from the good doctor on this list – Hell’s Angels and The Rum Diary come to mind – but if you had to pick one, you have to go with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and all its drug-fueled insanity. 4. 5. You’ve probably seen the movie, but have you read the book it was based on? 6. 7. Blood Meridian paints an image of brutality that no film could match. 8. 9.

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