The book that started this??
This may be a tough question to understand but what do you think was the first (or most important) book that started the genre we love, meaning chuck, welsh, coupland, clevenger ect. I know they are all inspired by alot of different stuff, but the one that is close to choke, trainspotting ect, ect.
I would assume that some may think of catcher in the rye. My problem with this book is that when i read it I couldn't stop thinking that this is a typical classic about a well-off spoiled prick--loved by those who critisized Steinbeck for writing about the unimportant common man. If I was to throw something out there as my guess (because this post is more of a question than a comment) maybe Last Exit to Brooklen.
Bonus question. When people ask me what type of books I like to read I have to answer by naming authers, Palahniuk, Selby, Coupland. But have any of you come up with a name for this genre?
Maybe these are a couple of stupid questions, but its 4 in the morning and im tired and bored.