“What is a cult book?,” a Telegraph reporter wrote, “We tried and failed to arrive at a definition: books often found in the pockets of murderers; books that you take very seriously when you are 17; books whose readers can be identified to all with the formula ‘
Here’s a few that made the list:
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Dune by Frank Herbert
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
No Logo by Naomi Klein
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
How would you define a cult book? Do you have a favorite? Let us know.
Don’t Miss …
May 6, 7:30 p.m. Alden Theatre
Conservative Cal Thomas and liberal Bob Beckel, authors of the
syndicated column, "Common Ground" and the recent book Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That Is Destroying America, the last event in the library’s Perspectives Series.
Free tickets will be available at the theatre beginning at 7 p.m; limit four tickets per person, first come, first served. Books will be available for sale and signing courtesy of Borders. The Alden Theatre is located in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue. For details call 703-324-8428.