Ten Favorite Novels (And Fun With Opposites!)

by Adam Finley

Naked Lunch, by William S. Burroughs
Clothed Breakfast
Would also accept: Dressed Supper

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
Bravery and Loving Outside Branson
Would also accept: Courage and Affection Beyond Des Moines

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
The Landscape of the Writer as an Old Woman
Would also accept: A Snapshot of the Patron as an Elderly Matriarch

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
Two Walked Under the Seagull’s Hole
Would also accept: One-Half Crawled Inside an Ostrich’s Log Cabin

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Throw-44
Would also accept: Toss-11 OR Lob-33

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Gong Can
No exceptions.

My Education by William S. Burroughs
Your Ignorance
Would also accept: Their Recess

Bear v. Shark: The Novel by Chris Bachelder
Lion v. Dolphin: The Movie
Would also accept: Rabbit v. Salmon: The Pop-Up Book

TIE:

Vanishing Point by David Markson and White Noise by Don DeLillo
Appearing Base and Black Silence
Would also accept: Focus Bottom and African-American Solitude

Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Demon of the Gnats
Would also accept: Lady of a Maggot or Madam of the Bumble Bees

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