Writers Boys Like

Writers Boys Like

A short list of writers that men tend to list as their favorites:

Kurt Vonnegut
Ayn Rand
Jack Kerouac
Hunter S. Thompson
Chuck Palahniuk
Cormac  McCarthy
Walt Whitman
Charles Bukowski
Henry Miller 
Tom Robbins
    Robert Heinlein
    Edward Abbey
    David Foster Wallace
    Thomas Pynchon
    Philip Roth
    Douglas Coupland and Douglas Adams
    Don DeLillo
    Denis Johnson
    Jim Harrison
    Neil Gaiman
    William Gibson
    Still formulating theories as to why this is.  One noticeable one is the existence of only one female on the list.  Hmmm…


  • Carrie on Jun 14, 2011 Reply

    I know the ladies like the Gaiman and Gibson, too.

    I’ve never read a lick of Rand. It will stay that way, if I’m lucky.

  • Anonymous on Jun 13, 2011 Reply

    Damn, I was feeling pretty good about myself reading down that list, thinking you wouldn’t get my two favorites… then they were right there.

    You left Ian Banks off though,

    I’d rather read nothing but cereal boxes for the rest of my life than one more line of Rand.

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