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Beyond Good and Evil
Friedrich Nietzsche

Beyond Good and Evil is a philosophical text, and a unique one. It’s uniqueness can only be appreciated if you’ve read every philosophical text written prior to Beyond Good and Evil, as well as the rest of Nietzsche’s work. I can proudly claim that I…haven’t read any of that. At all. Like, ever…

The Pearl
John Steinbeck

The Pearl is about a poor Mexican pearl farmer named Kino—and there’s your first problem…

Naked Lunch
William S. Burroughs

Naked Lunch, in form and content, challenges the very notion of what a novel is. When something so radically different comes along, anyone who has ever read a novel must react to it…

The Golovlovs
Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin

You can crow up and down that The Golovlovs is an authentic Russian novel all you want: that’s not going to save it from being a poorly written, poorly crafted book of little literary merit…

The Western Lands
William S. Burroughs

I can’t think of a less fair introduction to William S. Burroughs than this atrocious nightmare…

Ninja Gaiden
A. L. Singer

This is a book that was based on the old Nintendo game Ninja Gaiden. It might seem unfair of me to review a book which could never even hope to get a D in any possible world, but, well, I did read it, and I have a bone to pick…

Summer
Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton, be thee warned: When I meet up with you in the afterlife, I’m going to challenge you to a game of ping pong, and I will not hold back…!

Wuthering Heights
Emily Brontë

I can’t think of a single reason to read this book…

Rising Sun
Michael Crichton

Why do this? Why? Think how much time it takes to read a book. Think how many waffles you could prepare and consume in the time it’d take you to finish a four hundred page book…

Where the Red Fern Grows
Wilson Rawls

I don’t have anything against sad stories. I don’t have anything against this author. I don’t even necessarily have anything against this book. What I object to is the fact that everyone is forced to read this book…