Books That Define Cool

‘Cool’ isn’t about the clothes you wear, how you flip your hair or say hello. It’s about the books you read.


Anything by Ernest Hemingway: he has a penchant for booze, fishing, bullfighting, love desire and masculinity.

The Art of War: If you want to conquer someone on the battlefield, be it love, business or backyard, beat brawn with brains.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: ” We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.”

Gravity’s Rainboww: Equally loves and loathed, it’s a contrary tale defying definition. Read it for the language and imagery.

Rabbit, Run: This is for the men that find it hard to settle down. At only 26, Angstrom has a mid-life crisis.

Fight Club: The book’s always better than the movie.

The Catcher in the Rye: Cool at it’s core. Teenage angst, rebellion and conquest.

Under the Volcano: An alcoholic on the brink of destruction. About the demons inside out head, you’re not alone.

Tropic of Cancer: Banned for a decade, it’s not porn, it’s brutally honest.

Into Thin Air: If you’re a fan ofย Into The Wild, this is your trek. Man Vs ย Mount Everest.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Drawing you out of your stupor, and pushing you to find adventure.

The Outsiders: Written when S.E Hinton was only 16, this is teenage angst. The themes ring true


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