Top 10 Novels of the 1960's

A Listmania! list by PuroShaggy
The list author says: "Just a list of one man's Top 10 Novels of the 60's."
To Kill a Mockingbird (slipcased edition)
1.  To Kill a Mockingbird (slipcased edition) by Harper Lee
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  "This is still one of the great reflections on race, and the fact that schools are still trying to ban it 50 years later only confirms its greatness."
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Catch-22
2.  Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
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  "The only way to deal with the horrors of war is without a lot of humor and blatant ridiculousness.  Laugh out loud funny yet insightful."
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Stranger in a Strange Land
3.  Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
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  "This is the ultimate Fish Out of Water Science Fiction adventure that sets the bar for all other similarly themed novels.  A sci-fi master at his best."
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A Clockwork Orange
4.  A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
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  "An invented language, violence so extreme its cartoonish, themes of Big Brother and Government control, phrases so powerful they become part of Pop Culture- a disturbing and powerful work."
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
5.  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
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  "A tour-de-force of the insane, those who treat them, and utimately, what it means to be insane, or sane, or both."
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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
6.  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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  "Never before have the horrors, dullness, violence, inhumanity of a Russian internment camp- work camp- been so brutally yet purposefully portrayed.  A straight punch to the gut."
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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
7.  The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
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  "Tom Wolfe documents the spontaneity and free spirit of Kesey and the Merry Pranksters with a fresh prose that matches that creative, hedonistic spirit."
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One Hundred Years of Solitude (P.S.)
8.  One Hundred Years of Solitude (P.S.) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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  "The template by which all other works of Magical Realism will forever be compared.  Passionate, funny, historical, philosophical, unpredictable, touching, this work stands alone as one of the truly unique accomplishments in literature."
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The Master and Margarita
9.  The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
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  "What "One Hundred Years of Solitude" does for Latino literature, this book does for Russian literature.  Only in this instance, the Devil, his henchmen, and a strange cat descend on Moscow and create fear and paranoia."
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The Godfather
10.  The Godfather by Mario Puzo
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  "There is a reason the movies are so incredibly good."
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what to read after To Kill A Mockingbird???????? 27 22 days ago
an astonishing slice of life 0 Jul 7, 2014
A crazy interpretation of Catch-22 17 Jul 9, 2013
Original books ?? or cut Kindle books, that is the question ? 0 Nov 13, 2012
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Trying to find 'Stranger' in a large print version for my husband. 3 Mar 17, 2012
Is the Mass Market Paperback version the uncut or cut version? 1 Jan 13, 2012
kindle version 4 Jan 13, 2012
Problem with the kindle version of A Hundred Years of Solitude 0 Oct 20, 2011
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