Guy Lit

Below is a list of authors (current and classic) who are noted for writing fiction that appeals to male readers. Give them a try – bizarre, perverse, realistic, unflinching, twisted, or violent - these books will never make it to Grandma’s book group!

Chuck Palahniuk – Haunted


Bret Easton Ellis – American Psycho

Less Than Zero

Irvine Welsh – Trainspotting


Steve Aylett – The Crime Studio


Douglass Coupland – Shampoo Planet

All Families are Psychotic

Peter Nathaniel Malae – What We Are

Jeff Lindsay – Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Dearly Devoted Dexter

John Updike – Rabbit, Run


Nick Hornby – High Fidelity

Juliet, Naked

Craig Clevenger - Dermaphoria

Will Christopher Baer - Kiss Me, Judas

Penny Dreadful

Larry Brown – Big Bad Love

C.W. Schultz - Yeval

Stephen Graham Jones - Demon Theory

All the Beautiful Sinners

Don DeLillo – Running Dog


Tim O'Brien - In the Lake of the Woods

Edward Bunker - No Beast So Fierce

Hunter Thompson – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Ken Kesey – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Glenn Savan – White Palace

Steven Schwartz – Therapy

Robert Cohen – The Here and Now

Tim Willocks - Green River Rising

Tom Perrotta – The Wishbones

Joseph Wambaugh – The Choirboys

Philip Roth – Portnoy’s Complaint

Ralph Ellison – Invisible Man

Mario Puzo – The Godfather

J.D. Salinger – The Catcher in the Rye

Joseph Heller – Catch-22

William S. Burroughs – Naked Lunch

Jack Kerouac – On the Road