25 books that helped shape my life

My entire life, no one has asked me, not once, what my favourite book is.

Here are 25 that have helped to shape me.

Ways Of Seeing – John Berger
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
Narnia series – C.S. Lewis
Catcher In The Rye – J.D. Salinger
To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
The Glass Teat – Harlan Ellison
Joe Bob Goes To The Drive In – Joe Bob Briggs
Against Interpretation and Other Essays.- Susan Sontag
Watchmen – Alan Moore
Performing Rites – Simon Frith
The Go-Between – L.P. Hartley
Brighton Rock – Graham Greene
S.C.U.M. – Valerie Solanas
Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy – Douglas Adams
Mystery Train – Greil Marcus
Cider With Rosie – Laurie Lee
Places Where I’ve Done Time – William Saroyan
Mary Poppins – P.L. Travers
Ask – Paul Morley
The Beauty Myth – Naomi Wolf
Blondie – Lester Bangs
The Second Sex – Simone de Beauvoir
Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi
Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie
The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky

And that’s it… wait. ‘Room At The Top’ by John Braine. I nicked a song title from that one.

Some music.

And we’re out of here. Thank you for showing no interest.

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