Like timesink productivity websites, books written purely to instruct us what books to read are inherently counterproductive. The Second Pass does the opposite, producing a list of ten ‘classic’ books not to read.
- White Noise by Don DeLillo
- Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner
- One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
- The Road by Cormac McCarthy
- The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence
- On the Road by Jack Kerouac
- The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
- The USA Trilogy by John Dos Passos
- Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
I can hear the arguments brewing as I type, so head to The Second Pass to see the reasons why each was chosen.
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