Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion

This book is a collection of essays that capture the essence of the 1960s in California. It portrays a society in the midst of social and cultural upheaval, as traditional norms are challenged by the counterculture movement. The author explores various themes including morality, self-respect, and the nature of good and evil, while providing a vivid picture of the era through her insightful and incisive observations.

The 775th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 455

Since this book was first published in 1968, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 455.0.

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