Seattle Picks: Cult Classics
Annotation:Drifting along with the flow of time, spinning in revelatory eddies, or striding against the cultural mainstream, we search for that elusive perfect spot to catch a rainbow.
Annotation:When boozing, womanizing and gambling fail to deliver Henry Chinaski from the insane tedium of his crappy job, he goes postal on paper. A gritty portrait of an American lowlife.
Annotation:The devil and his talking cat come to Moscow and find themselves right at home. Hilarious, beguiling and mind-bending, this surreal satire is a book like no other.
Annotation:Follow Johnny Truant as he is drawn into the labyrinthine shadows of this enormous and mystifying literary underworld, but beware: parts of you may never return.
Annotation:From out of the terrible abysm of endless night comes a weird hypnotic voice, conjuring forth some ancient evil in a forbidden language lost to time. The voice is Lovecraft’s.
Annotation:Few novels have inspired such devoted followings as Cassandra Mortmain’s candid, witty recollection of growing up and finding her heart’s desire in a decrepit English castle.
Annotation:Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo, attorney at law, head out on a trip or two to Vegas, home of the great American hallucination. Buy the ticket, take the ride.
Annotation:Can you finish this brilliant, darkly comic postmodern masterpiece, which weighs in at over half a million heavily footnoted words? There’s only one way to find out.
Annotation:Not seeing your favorite cult classic on this list? It’s probably in this lavishly illustrated readers’ guide, together with scores of other titles you’ll want to read.