After last semester's debacle with Kerouac's Visions of Cody which turned me off from Kerouac FOREVER, I just read Howl for one of my other classes. I know it's like a masterpiece or whatever, and everyone loves it. But seriously? I've decided that I JUST DON'T LIKE BEAT GENERATION STUFF. I'm sorry. I just don't.
I know it's a work of poetry, and it's a tiny little book, but it's a BOOK! And therefore I feel allowed to put it on this list. =P Even if I don't appreciate it.