Cult Books

Defining a cult book is not easy. Let's start with the more obvious aspects of cult lit. To begin, a cult book should have a passionate following. Buckets of books fall into this category, including classics like J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye and On the Road by Jack Kerouac. A cult book should have the ability to alter a reader's life or influence great change, and for the purpose of this list, it should also be a bit odd and a tad obscure.
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1984 (George Orwell)
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1Q84
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
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2666
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Ada or Ardor (Vladimir Nabokov)
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After Dark
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After the People Lights Have Gone off (Stephen Graham Jones)
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The Aleph and Other Stories
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The Alexandria Quartet
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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All the Pretty Horses
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Alligators of Abraham (Robert Kloss)
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American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
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American Widow
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Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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AMERIKA
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An Exaggerated Murder (Josh Cook)
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Animal Farm
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Anne of Green Gables
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Annihilation
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Anthills of the Savannah
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Anthropology of an American Girl (Hilary Thayer Hamann)
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Archivist Wasp (Nicole Kornher-Stace)
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Arrow of God (Chinua Achebe)
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As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
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As She Climbed Across the Table
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The Association of Small Bombs (Karan Mahajan)
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At the Mountains of Madness
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Atlas Shrugged
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The Baron in the Trees
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The Basketball Diaries (Jim Carroll)
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Bear (Marian Engel)
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The Bear Comes Home (Rafi Zabor)
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Bear V. the Shark (Chris Bachelder)
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Beatlebone (Kevin Barry)
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The Beautiful Bureaucrat (Helen Phillips)
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The Beauty Myth (Naomi Wolf)
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The Bees
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Being Dead (Jim Crace)
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The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
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