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X Reading List

This list includes all works of present and past non-fiction, fiction and other literary work about, associated with and by authors of Generation X. I have personally read each one and included a link to book reviews and my favorite quotes.

FAHRENHEIT 451
“There must be something in books, things we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.”

SEX, DRUGS, AND COCOA PUFFS
“Life is rarely about what happened; it’s mostly about what we think happened.”

13TH GEN
“An ‘80s-era survey of student knowledge of U.S. history blasted 13ers for being unable to identify American presidents, yet gave them no credit for their ability to identify prominent blacks and women.”

BACK TO OUR FUTURE
“This was the canary-in-the-coal-mine lesson that we should have taken to heart from that memorable 1980s send-off, the series finale of The Cosby Show, which aired during the 1992 Rodney King riots.”

ELEANOR RIGBY
“I didn’t mention my lifelong belief that we, as humans, are a wretched species indeed, and deserving of harsh punishments for the crimes we casually get away with in our daily lives.”    

VOICES OF THE XILED
“They shower with a macabre spore thing what looks like a macramé brick with potato-eye tendrils reaching out. I wouldn’t want that thing touching me, but I guess the martian demands hygiene from its lovers.”

BICENTENNIAL BABY
“All of a sudden I realized there was a larger problem. That problem was that I had no desire to be anywhere. I thought back to the two jobs I had before that and the marketing internships that I have had, and it became abundantly clear that none of this was gratifying in any way, shape, or form whatsoever. So, I did the only thing I could, I left my cell phone on the desk, I closed my laptop and I walked straight out the front door.”

ICE STORM
“He could feel light in his scrotum, in every millimeter of that downy chicken skin. His ecstasy was religious. This orgasm would be compensation for Paul Hood’s troubles here on earth. Yes, the best orgasms were characterized not by joy ­­–– he couldn’t remember a joyful one anyway –– but by earthly loss and the desire to fortify himself against it.” 

PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
“And I thought that all those little kids are going to grow up someday. And all of those little kids are going to do things that we do. And they will all kiss someone someday. But for now, sledding is enough. I think it would be great if sledding were always enough, but it isn’t.”

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