Richey's Favourite Books

[Note: This list was originally a part of a Manics FAQ that was posted on the web in the mid-1990's. It is not my own creation. However, I've made corrections to some of the book titles and/or authors found in the original document. I believe this is the only corrected version of the list on the web.]

Small Craft Warnings / Suddenly Last Summer / Baby Doll - Tennessee Williams

Go Ask Alice - Anonymous

The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

A Season In Hell - Arthur Rimbaud

Junkie - William Burroughs

The Myth Of Sisyphus / The Outsider / The Fall / The Plague - Albert Camus

Poetry by any of the following:

The Boy Looked At Johnny - Julie Burchill and Tony Parsons

Mystery Train - Greil Marcus

Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom: The Golden Age Of Rock - Nik Cohn

Crosstown Traffic - Charles Shaar Murray

Elvis - The Last 24 Hours / The Lives Of Lennon - Albert Goldman

1984 - George Orwell

Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

The Fire Next Time / Another Country - James Baldwin

Borstal Boy - Brendan Behan

Less Than Zero / American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis

Lord Of The Flies / The Inheritors - William Golding

Prick Up Your Ears - John Lahr

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

Desolation Angels - Jack Kerouac

The Dice Man - Luke Rhinehart

Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison

The Catcher In The Rye - J. D. Salinger

Birdy / Pride - William Wharton

Naomi - Junichiro Tanizaki

No Longer Human - Osamu Dazai

The Trial / The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka

Frisk - Dennis Cooper

Notes From The Underground - Fyodor Dostoevsky

Bernice Bobs Her Hair - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Black Rain - Masuji Ibuse

Thirst For Love - Yukio Mishima

The Picture Of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

Miracle Of The Rose - Jean Genet

Crash / The Atrocity Exhibition - J. G. Ballard

Blown Away - A.E. Hotchner

Knots - R. D. Laing

Under The Volcano - Malcolm Lowry

The Waste Land - T. S. Eliot

The Torture Garden - Octave Mirbeau

The Runaway Soul - Harold Brodkey

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