Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator

50 books up ya chute

It seems obligatory to do the "50 Books a Year" thing. All the boys down at the club are talking about it. On the one hand, I've been busy this year doing freelance work, visiting my gal, and writing on my own; but on the other hand, I read a lot, because I don't really have a life, and TV is boring. So while this list may seem like a lot, it's actually not very many by my standards. In particular, I've really crapped out on reading novels this year. I'm leaving off graphic novels, comics, literary magazines, and stuff I only read part of as research (and reference works in general), as well as stuff I haven't finished yet.

Worlds of Tomorrow: The Amazing Universe of Science Fiction Art, Forrest J. Ackerman with Brad Linaweaver
Beware of God: Stories, Shalom Auslander
Holy Blood, Holy Grail, Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh & Henry Lincoln
Language Myths, Laurie Bauer & Peter Trudgill (eds.)
Murder for Profit, William Bolitho
Blinded by the Right, David Brock
The Long Goodbye, Raymond Chandler
The Stories of English, David Crystal
The Roman Reader, Basil Davenport (ed.)
Tales of Neveryona, Samuel R. Delany
Nickeled and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich
The Columnist, Jeffrey Frank
A Frolic of His Own, William Gaddis
The Second World War: A Complete History, Martin Gilbert
The Last Building, Ira Glass & Chris Ware
Moral Consciousness and Communicative Action, Jurgen Habermas
On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House, Peter Handke
Terry Jones' War on the War on Terror, Terry Jones
The Skull of the Waltzing Clown, Harry Stephen Keeler
Loser Goes First, Dan Kennedy
I Love Everybody (And Other American Lies), Laurie Notaro
The Third Policeman, Flann O'Brien
The Age of Empire: The British Overseas, 1700-1900, John Patrick & Mollie Packham
Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book, Walker Percy
A Void, Georges Perec
Critical Theory & Post-Structuralism: In Search of a Context, Mike Poster
The City in Late Antiquity, John Rich (ed.)
Things That Never Were: Fantasies, Lunacies and Entertaining Lies, Matthew Rossi
The Jugurthine War and The Conspiracy of Cataline, Sallust
CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, George Saunders
The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, Arlen Schumer
America: The Book, Jon Stewart and the staff of The Daily Show
The Intuitionist, Colson Whitehead

That's 33, and I'm reading two more (Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami and Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays by Northrop Frye) right now. Will I make 50 by year's end? Who knows? Who cares?

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