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Go Book Yourself: Dan’s All-Time Top 5 Books

To celebrate hitting 100,000 followers on Tumblr, each of us are posting our five favourite books. Here are Dan’s picks:

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger for the oft-imitated, never bettered story of a teenager fighting against the hypocrisy of adulthood.

A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan for a deeply affecting, interweaving collection of stories that show how time catches us all.

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt for the tragicomic tale of hitmen on the trail of a bounty. Cormac McCarthy meets the Coen Brothers. 

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson for one of the great voices of 20th century literature in his prime.

Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill for a profound, hilarious, and heartbreaking series of dispatches from the front line of a marriage.

Dan is the Editor of Go Book Yourself. He writes fiction, and is a Staff Writer at BuzzFeed. You can find him on Twitter here.

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

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Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr. for the dark side of drug culture

A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick for a blackly comic tale of addiction

Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis for a madcap drug-fuelled US road trip

Junky by William S. Burroughs for the seminal semi-autobiographical journey into US drug culture