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The 75 Books Every Man Should Read
An unranked, incomplete, utterly biased list of the greatest works of literature ever published. How many have you read? What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, by Raymond Carver
"That morning she pours Teacher's over my belly and licks it off. That afternoon she tries to jump out the window." And that's not even the best line.

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Collected Stories of John Cheever
He knew better than anyone the darkness that hides behind the costume of a carefully manicured lawn.

Deliverance, by James Dickey
A reminder of how close we are to animalism, and because there's so much more to the book than that scene.
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The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
Because it's all about the titty.

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Dog Soldiers, by Robert Stone
Begins in Saigon, ends in Death Valley. Somewhere in between you realize that profit is second only to survival.

Winter's Bone, by Daniel Woodrell
The best book by a modernday Twain, high on meth, drousy with whiskey.

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Legends of the Fall, by Jim Harrison
Because of revenge. Because Harrison is as masculine and raw and unrelenting as they come.

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Under the Volcano, by Malcolm Lowry
A terrifying riderless horse, mescaline, and this line: "Somebody threw a dead dog after him down the ravine."

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