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Despite all his obvious flaws, one thing that turns Sterling Archer around to flawsome for me is the fact that he is quite well-read. Here's a non-comprehensive list of some of the surprising literary and comic book references in Adam Reed's popular show:
Peter Abelard (1079-1142), medieval French scholastic philosopher
John Buchan's (1875-1940) Greenmantle
William Shakespeare's Hamlet
Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness
Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon
Charles Addams' The Addams Family
Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)
Allen Ginsburg's (1926-1997) Howl
Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Robert Ludlum's The Road to Gandolfo
Jonathan Edwards' (1702-1758) sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
C.S. Forester's (1899-1966) Horatio Hornblower novels
O Henry (1862-1910)
Isaac Asimov's (c.1920-1992) Robot series
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's X-Men series
Elmore Leonard's short story Three-Ten to Yuma
Fyodor Dostoevsky's short story White Nights or Menachem Begin's memoir White Nights
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's The Avengers
J.R.R. Tolkien's (1892-1973) The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
Mark Bowden's Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw
Carl Burgos' Fantastic Four series
Ian Fleming's Casino Royale
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Herman Melville's (1819-1891) Bartleby the Scrivener
John Steinbeck's (1902-1968) Of Mice and Men
Emily Post (1872-1960)
Walt Whitman's (1819-1892) poem "O Captain! My Captain!"
William Ernest Henley's (1849-1903) poem "Invictus"
William Safire (1929-2009)
Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now
Tom Godwin's short story "The Cold Equations"
Lord Byron's poem "The Destruction of Sennacherib"
George Orwell's (1903-1950) Animal Farm
Stephen King's Cujo
Manning Coles' (Adelaide Frances Oke Manning and Cyril Henry Cole) Tommy Hambledon novels
Victor Hugo's (1802-1885) The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
T. S. Elliot's (1888-1965) poem, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
Émile Zola's (1840-1902) J'accuse ...!
Jorge Luis Borges' poem "Inferno, I, 32"
Wilson Rawls' (1913-1984) Where the Red Fern Grows
The Faust legend: possibly Christopher Marlowe's (1564-1593) The Tragicall History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus or Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's (1749-1832) Faust
Theodore Seuss Geisel's (1904-1991) The Lorax
Ann M. Martin's The Baby-Sitter's Club series
Rien Poortvliet (1932-1995), Dutch illustrator of Gnomes (Leven en werken van de kabouter)
Bret Easton Ellis' The Rules of Attraction
Tom Clancy's The Hunt for Red October
Mary Rodgers' Freaky Friday
Robert Newton Peck's A Day No Pigs Would Die