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    Collected Millar: Legendary Novels of Suspense by Margaret Millar

The four novels in this collection straddle one of the most tumultuous decades of the 20th century and display Millar's uncanny ability to craft truly disturbing suspense fiction while still addressing social issues. Complex discussions of feminism, child abuse, and racism blend seamlessly into four of the most chilling tales ever told.

Year: 1960
Genre: Cold CaseMissing PersonPrivate Eye

    The Warriors by Sol Yurick

The basis for the cult-classic film The Warriors chronicles one New York City gang's nocturnal journey through the seedy, dangerous subways and city streets of the 1960s. Every gang in the city meets on a sweltering July 4 night in a Bronx park for a peace rally. The Warriors follows the Dominators making their way back to their home territory without being killed.

Year: 1965
Genre: Coming of AgeCrime Fiction

    Fertig by Sol Yurick

Sol Yurick's cult novel, originally published in 1966, blasts the American judicial system and society in general. It was called 'one of the fiercest and most effective satires to come out of America in a decade' by The Spectator. Although written before his debut published novel The Warriors (1965), like that work, Fertig was eventually made into a movie--The Confession (1999) starring Ben Kingsley.

Year: 1966
Genre: Satire

    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

To most, Ken Kesey is best known as the author of the celebrated novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. But for Tom Wolfe, Ken was the leader of the Merry Pranksters, a band of counter-culture bohemians who traveled cross-country in a far-out, brightly painted school bus they dubbed Furthur.

Year: 1968
Genre: New JournalismNon-fiction

    The Drifters by James A. Michener

In this triumphant bestseller, renowned novelist James A. Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of disenchanted youth during the Vietnam era. Against exotic backdrops including Spain, Morocco, and Mozambique, he weaves together the heady dreams, shocking tribulations, and heartwarming bonds of six young runaways cast adrift in the world--as well as the hedonistic pursuit of drugs and pleasure that collapses all around them.

Year: 1971

 

 

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Got ItWant ItRead ItYearTitle

-- -- --1960 Collected Millar: Legendary Novels of Suspense   by Margaret Millar
-- -- --1965 The Warriors   by Sol Yurick
-- -- --1966 Fertig   by Sol Yurick
-- -- --1968 The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test   by Tom Wolfe
-- -- --1971 The Drifters   by James A. Michener
-- -- --1973 Souvenirs of a Blown World   by Gregory Mcdonald
-- -- --1979 The Right Stuff   by Tom Wolfe
-- -- --1986 Forrest Gump   by Winston Groom
-- -- --1995 American Tabloid   by James Ellroy
-- -- --1997 The Last of the Savages   by Jay McInerney
-- -- --2001 The Cold Six Thousand   by James Ellroy
-- -- --2009 Blood's a Rover   by James Ellroy
-- -- --2014 Conversations with Ken Kesey   by Ken Kesey
-- -- --2020 Utopia Avenue   by David Mitchell