50 Novels All Men Should Have ReadGQ staff have put their heads together and come up with a definitive list of books no man or woman should be without. Nobody is obliged to read the classics, but having a few big names — both from the pantheon of greats and recent titans of the award season — is a great conversation starter, a mark of your engagement with the cultural sphere and a sign of your willingness to explore alternate viewpoints. Christoper Isherwood produced many literary masterpieces during his lifetime, but for us A Single Man secures the top spot. Sure, he thrived in the late Thirties with his Berlin fiction wonderful, for the record , but as the Sixties commenced, he shifted his attention to Los Angeles: both literally and fictionally. The reason for A Simple Man 's brilliance is this: throughout, Isherwood grapples with identity, bereavement and an understanding of self-development while also being a pioneer of gay fiction in America. The book focuses on George Falconer, an English professor living in California who is struggling to find his place in society following the death of his partner, Jim.
19 Classic Books Every Man Should Read (or Re-Read) in 2019
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A group of narcissistic, moneyed Hollywood spawn spend their time taking drugs, drinking and shagging each other in the back of their Porches. What you wish your youth was like, basically. A tale of unbridled excess and, naturally, subsequent destruction. Our journalist narrator tries to penetrate the glamorous New York scene, but is hampered by his alarming ability to always say the wrong thing. A great lesson in how not tackle your first move to the big city. Thought you had it tough?