Well it doesn’t have to be off topic technically. I just finished The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson which is being adapted into a film coming out next year. I’m currently reading A Princess of Mars by Edgar Burroughs which will be coming out next year as John Connor of Mars.
Revolutionary Road. Just finished. Brilliant.
We should consolidate these threads, really
No way my thread is better. More modern. Call me Hollywood crazy, but I just “remade” that thread. Yea, boom.
You went cheapo. No explosions when you open the page, no Megan Fox half-naked for no reason (who dresses like that in high-school?), no giant CGI robots. I’d ask for my money back if I paid anything (actually if I’d paid anything to see the movie I referenced above I’d ask for my money back, too).
Robert Jordan: The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time Series, Vol. 1) – very entertaining and inspiring, and even better than I remembered it to be from 7 years ago, when I read it for the first time.
Jim Crace – The Pesthouse – just started, not sure yet. I loved Crace’s “Being Dead”
Friedrich Dürrenmatt – Der Verdacht (The Quarry or Suspicion / 1953) – pretty good, typical “nihilist” Dürrenmatt crime novel.
David Bordwell – Visual Style in Cinema – great scholarly writing. Informative and entertaining.
Akira Kurosawa – Something Like An Autobiography. – entertaining, insightful and very moving. It’s like reading about human life AND about film. :-)
Other than that I’m currently reading a few books on art history, that I’m not interested in listing here. University can be difficult for a cinephile… ;-)
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls
On the Road
“The Alchemist”, Paolo Cohelho.
“Never Let Me Go” and “Remains of the Day”, Kazuo Ishiguro.
“Middlesex”, Jeffrey Eugenides.
“The Last Victim”, Jason Moss (precocious student takes up letter-writing to serial killers.)
“Broken”, William Cope Moyers (the memoirs of the son of Bill Moyers, about how he became a drunk and a crackhead.)
Working in installments on “Australian Cinema: The first 80 Years”, Graham Shirley & Brian Adams.
Oh well I will feed the double post…
Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Magic Lantern by Ingmar Bergman
A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (Deleuze and Guattari)
Energy of Delusion: A Book on Plot (Viktor Shklovsky)
Images of Passage (Raul Ruiz)
The Death of Cinema (Paulo Checkchi Usai)
The Wounded and the Slain – David GoodisWhat’s Not to Love? The Adventures of a Mildly Perverted Young Writer – Johnathan AmesWhat I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Haruki Murakami
Just finished The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq two nights ago. Great book. The epilogue is a mind-blower.
Reading the complete short stories of Flannery O’Connor.
Also reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
I’m working my way through the complete works of William Faulkner. I’m on title # 9 at this point in my obsessive digestion of his entire body of work. I won’t bore anyone with listing titles, but yeah…I’m spending this month with Faulkner.
After I finish with him I’ll be gobbling up all of O’Connor, all of Welty and all of Steinbeck.
Uh no, I’m not obsessive….that’s also why I own the complete CC…NOT obsessive or compulsive at all, okay?
Just finished Douglas Rushkoff’s Life Inc. Great piece of scholarship.
The Moma book on Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
I’ve been trucking through my Phillip K Dick library, and will continue doing so once I finish Neil Gaiman’s Sandman (of which I have the absolute editions and am currently on vol.III)
Adam are you on your first read-through of Sandman or is this a return visit? Either way powerful stuff and am jealous of your oversized editions.
I’m reading “The Surgeon of Crowthorne” by Simon Winchester. It’s one of the most fascinating books I’ve read.
My first time through. I’ve been collecting the absolutes as they are released, but got behind in my reading. After finishing the first 2 volumes over a year ago, I started reading III last week. It is easily one of my favourite comics.
I’m a sucker for oversized editions (I have about 7 or 8, I think)
Michael Sragow’s Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master
Right now I’m reading Tender is the Night by F.Scot Fitzgerald, very much enjoying it.
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
“Geek Love” by Katherine Dunn — anyone know whether Tim Burton or Terry Gilliam have rights to this novel?
Currently, I’m barreling through Stephen King’s “Duma Key”. Surely this book has long since been optioned to film.
2666 by Roberto Bolano. After that: The Pitchfork 500 and A Confederacy of Dunces.
The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie
Moby Dick (150 Year Anniversary Edition) by Herman Melville
Cook’s A History of Narrative Film.
Fiction-wise, just finished Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and thinking about tackling Borges’ Ficciones next.
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Vanity Fair. It’s my third attempt. It’s oing pretty slowly right now.
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James