Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift (1726)
Lemuel Gulliver visit countries populated by teensy people, humongous people, talking horses, and eggheads.
Ulysses, by James Joyce (1922)
Egghead Nirvana. Homer in Dublin!
The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie (1988)
Write a book and spend the next ten years in hiding. Total bummer.
A Time To Run: A Novel, by Senator Barbara Boxer (2005)
How the hell did I miss this??!!
Moby Dick, by Herman Melville (1851)
Call him Ishmael, because that's his name. His friend's name is Queequeg. "Ahab" would be a good for a dog, imho.
The Power Elite, by C. Wight Mills (1956)
Sociology. Remember sociology? Me neither.
The Best And The Brightest, by David Halberstam (1972)
Eggheads larded with hubris lead America into quagmire. Eventually they repent, grow sideburns, and get cool new jobs.
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