Cult Fiction

Books come and go, but once in a while an offbeat book will inspire intense devotion among a passionate readership. Try these cult classics to see what all the fuss is about. All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.


Adams, Douglas. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide. 1979. (Adult Science Fiction ADA).
     Also available: CD

Auster, Paul. The New York Trilogy: City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room. 1985-1986.

Burgess, Anthony. A Clockwork Orange. 1962.
     Also available: CD

Burroughs, William S. Naked Lunch. 1959.

Coelho, Paulo. The Alchemist. 1988.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Coupland, Douglas. Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. 1991.

Danielewski, Mark Z. House of Leaves. 2000.

DeLillo, Don. Underworld. 1997.

Dunn, Katherine. Geek Love. 1989.
     Also available: eAudiobook

Ellis, Bret Easton. American Psycho. 1991.
     Also available: CD, eBook

Foer, Jonathan Safran. Everything Is Illuminated. 2002.
Also available: CD, eBook, eAudiobook, Digital Player

Franzen, Jonathan. The Corrections. 2001.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Gibson, William. Neuromancer. 1984. (Adult Science Fiction GIB).
     Also available: CD

Heller, Joseph. Catch-22. 1961.
     Also available: CD

Hesse, Hermann. Siddhartha. 1951.
     Also available: CD

Irving, John. A Prayer for Owen Meany. 1989.

Kerouac, Jack. On the Road. 1957.
     Also available: eAudiobook

Kesey, Ken. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. 1962.

Mitchell, David. Cloud Atlas. 2004.
     Also available: CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Murakami, Haruki. Kafka on the Shore. 2005.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Palahniuk, Chuck. Fight Club. 1996.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Plath, Sylvia. The Bell Jar. 1971.
     Also available: CD

Pynchon, Thomas. The Crying of Lot 49. 1966.

Rand, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged. 1957.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Robbins, Tom. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. 1976.

Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye. 1951

Stephenson, Neil. Cryptonomicon. 1999.

Toole, John Kennedy. A Confederacy of Dunces. 1980.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse Five, or, The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death. 1969.
     Also available: CD

Wallace, David Foster. Infinite Jest. 1996.
     Also available: eBook

Welsh, Irvine. Trainspotting. 1996.