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    A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

In Anthony Burgess's influential nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, a teen who talks in a fantastically inventive slang that evocatively renders his and his friends' intense reaction against their society.

Year: 1962
Genre: DystopianNear FutureSpeculative

    A Flash of Green by John D. MacDonald

A Flash of Green tells the gripping story of small-town corruption and two people brave enough to fight back, featuring many of the themes John D. MacDonald explored better than anyone in his legendary career as a leading crime novelist.

Year: 1962
Genre: Suspense

    A Key to the Suite by John D. MacDonald

Corporate hatchetman Hubbard is on his way to an industry convention to carry out a termination - a fancy way of saying he's about to toss a man and his family out in the street. But the convention is a modern Sodom of cheating husbands and ambitious wives, ready to put out as much as necessary to ensure their husbands' jobs - and a plan is afoot to smear Hubbard ...

Year: 1962
Genre: Suspense

    A Murder of Quality by John le Carré

Miss Ailsa Brimley is in a quandary. She's received a peculiar letter from Mrs. Stella Rode, saying that she fears her husband--an assistant master at Carne School--is trying to kill her. Reluctant to go to the police, Miss Brimley calls upon her old wartime colleague, George Smiley. Unfortunately, it's too late. Mrs. Rode has just been murdered. As Smiley takes up the investigation, he realizes that in life--as in espionage--nothing is quite what it appears.

Year: 1962
Genre: Murder Mystery

    Borderline by Lawrence Block

On the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, five lives are about to collide - with fatal results. This is MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block at his rawest and most visceral, a bloody, bawdy, brutal story of passion and punishment--and of lines that were never meant to be crossed.

Year: 1962
Genre: Noir Fiction

    Island by Aldous Huxley

The final novel from Aldous Huxley, Island is a provocative counterpoint to his worldwide classic Brave New World, in which a flourishing, ideal society located on a remote Pacific island attracts the envy of the outside world.

Year: 1962
Genre: Utopian

    King Rat by James Clavell

Powerful and engrossing, King Rat artfully weaves the author's own World War II prison camp experiences into a compelling narrative of survival amidst the grim realities of war and what men can do when pushed to the edge. A taut masterwork of World War II historical fiction by bestselling author James Clavell.

Year: 1962
Genre: WWII: Pacific TheaterWWII: POWs

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

In this classic novel of the 1960's, Ken Kesey's hero is Randle Patrick McMurphy, a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hospital and takes over. But this defiance, which starts as a sport, soon develops into a grim struggle, an all-out war between two relentless opponents.

Year: 1962
Genre: LiteratureMadness

    Planet of the Damned by Harry Harrison

Brion Brandd is the superhuman champion of the Twenties, a competition of 20 tasks, both physical and cerebral. The Disans have only one desire: to kill. Brandd must find out why. Dis was a harsh, inhospitable, dangerous place and the Magter made it worse. They might have been human once - but they were something else now.

Year: 1962
Genre: Action & Adventure SFAlien Contact

    Raymond Chandler Speaking by Raymond Chandler

Tough-minded and typically idiosyncratic, here is Chandler on Chandler, the mystery novel, writing, Hollywood, TV, publishing, cats, and famous crimes. Paul Skenazy has provided a new introduction and a new selected bibliography.

Year: 1962
Genre: Biographyon Writing




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1962A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess Dystopian, Near Future, Speculative
1962A Flash of Green by John D. MacDonald Suspense
1962A Key to the Suite by John D. MacDonald Suspense
1962A Murder of Quality by John le Carré Murder Mystery, George Smiley
1962Borderline by Lawrence Block Noir Fiction, Texas
1962Island by Aldous Huxley Utopian
1962King Rat by James Clavell WWII: Pacific Theater, WWII: POWs, Asian Saga
1962One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey Literature, Madness
1962Planet of the Damned by Harry Harrison Action & Adventure SF, Alien Contact
1962Raymond Chandler Speaking by Raymond Chandler Biography, on Writing, Non-Fiction
1962Reinhart in Love by Thomas Berger Suburbia, Carlo Reinhart
1962Silence over Dunkerque by John R. Tunis Historical Thriller, WWII: Europe
1962Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury Literature
1962The Eighth Stage of Fandom by Robert Bloch on Horror
1962The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything by John D. MacDonald Family Secrets, Fantasy, Miami
1962The Hunter by Donald E. Westlake Crime Fiction, Parker
1962The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick Alternate History, Science Fiction, Speculative
1962The Spy Who Loved Me by Ian Fleming Espionage, James Bond 007
1962The Thin Red Line by James Jones World War II, WWII: Pacific Theater
1962The Zebra-Striped Hearse by Ross Macdonald Private Eye, Lew Archer
1962Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck Travel, Non-Fiction
In Search of America
1962We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson Domestic Suspense, Horror
1962Youngblood Hawke by Herman Wouk Rise and Fall





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