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Esquire's 30 Books Every Man Should Read Before Turning 30

A countdown of novels you need to read to be considered a grown up. Compiled originally by Esquire Magazine
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Less Than Zero (Bret Easton Ellis)
Less Than Zero (Bret Easton Ellis)
2
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
3
Me Talk Pretty One Day (David Sedaris)
Me Talk Pretty One Day (David Sedaris)
4
My Uncle Oswald (Roald Dahl)
My Uncle Oswald (Roald Dahl)
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5
Norwegian Wood (Haruki Murakami)
Norwegian Wood (Haruki Murakami)
6
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
7
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray
8
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
9
The Satanic Verses (Salman Rushdie)
The Satanic Verses (Salman Rushdie)
10
The Secret History (Donna Tartt)
The Secret History (Donna Tartt)
11
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
12
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
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13
The Fall (Albert Camus)
The Fall (Albert Camus)
14
The Golden Notebook (Doris Lessing)
The Golden Notebook (Doris Lessing)
15
Fountainhead
Fountainhead
16
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
17
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (Raymond Carver)
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (Raymond Carver)
18
Generation X (Douglas Coupland)
Generation X (Douglas Coupland)
19
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
20
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
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21
On the Road (Jack Kerouac)
On the Road (Jack Kerouac)
22
White Teeth (Zadie Smith)
White Teeth (Zadie Smith)
23
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
24
Watchmen
Watchmen
25
High Windows (Philip Larkin)
High Windows (Philip Larkin)
26
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Hunter S. Thompson)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Hunter S. Thompson)
27
The Line of Beauty (Alan Hollinghurst)
The Line of Beauty (Alan Hollinghurst)
28
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
29
Men Without Women (Ernest Hemingway)
Men Without Women (Ernest Hemingway)
30
1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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