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Top 10 Novels of the 70's

PuroShaggy
The list author says: "Must Read Books from the decade that brought us disco, punk, Jimmy Carter, and porn!"
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
"An author at her best, writing about her life as an african-american women growing up in a racially charged America.  Written perfectly, insightful, moving- one of those works that helps you better see a different side of America."
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
"Thompson invented a new style of reporting with this hedonistic tour-de-force.  Gonzo journalism injected personality and danger into every day reporting and walked the fine but thrilling line between reporting a story and becoming the story yourself."
Gravity's Rainbow (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Gravity's Rainbow (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
"It does not matter what this book is about- Pynchon is a literary genius who does with the Engish language what Dali did with paint, what Newton did with science, what Childs did with food- he paves new paths in an exhilarating and inspiring way."
Dispatches
Dispatches
"The title refers to a series of dispatches from the Vietnam War, and this novel takes the reader deep inside the confusing, contradictory, violent, hopeless, pointless war."
The Name of the Rose
The Name of the Rose
"A murder in a monastery provides the setting for this genre-defying mystery."
The Public Burning (Coover, Robert)
The Public Burning (Coover, Robert)
"The Rosenberg Trial is the focus of this scathing, hilarious, insightful, and satirical take on the 50's, patriotism, the Cold War, and more- with a young Richard Nixon driving the action."
Willard and His Bowling Trophies
Willard and His Bowling Trophies
"Weird has never been more enjoyable."
Fear of Flying
Fear of Flying
"The book that gives women power- sexual, romantic, personal power.  A keystone in the feminist movement without falling victim to any of the cliches of feminism."
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 25th Anniversary Edition
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 25th Anniversary Edition
"One of the funniest books you will ever read.  Science fiction for people who don't like science fiction (and you sci-fi fans will enjoy it too)."
The World According to Garp (Modern Library)
The World According to Garp (Modern Library)
"John Irving at his sprawling storytelling best- the life of one Garp, complete with infidelities, transvestites, sex in cars, love, death, and more."