The Stranger, By Albert Camus (1942)
Some dude kills some Arab dude. Doesn't seem at all upset about it, knows The Cure will write a song about the whole thing, anyway.
Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo (1862)
Jean Valjean is on the lam, has a French Tommy Lee Jones after his ass.
Soviet Communism: A New Civilisation? by Arthur and Beatrice Webb (1935)
The Greening Of America, by Charles Reich (1970)
Handbook for the Hippie Revolution. Unfortunately, they were way too baked to read it.
Leaves Of Grass, by Walt Whitman (1855)
Free verse poetry. Lots of it. Kinda gay in places.
What Is To Be Done? by Vladimir Lenin (1902)
What we need, comrades, is a vanguard revolutionary party to act in the name of the proletetariat. This party should operate under the strictest military discipline , with a goal of seizing power and making every body else just STFU.
The Origin Of Species, by Charles Darwin (1859)
Money quote: "This is so gapingly obvious, I'm shocked nobody thought of it before."
Principia, by Isaac Newton (1687)
"Same thing Darwin said."
Dave Barry Slept Here, by Dave Barry (1989)
Actually I DID read this one. Bugscuffle says check it out! Also, Louis L'Amour!