The City & The City by China Mieville.
Borges should be required reading for all sentient beings.
I’m reading a couple of books on the American Revolution. Was just in Boston, New Jersey, and Wash DC and history just oozed out of those places into my pores. I was astonished at how little I know about our revolution, and I even majored in history at University. Amazing stuff.
Roger Nimier “Le hussard bleu”
“On Cooking” for my Culinary course at VCC
just finished wilde’s the picture of dorian gray – sad fact that this is his only novel T.T considering how good dorian gray is
now reading dickens’ the pickwick papers
Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin
re-reading Nabokov’s Pale Fire
Memoirs of a Revolutionary by Victor Serge.
re-reading Slaughterhouse Five. I just rented the film, it’s pretty underrated. A decent watch.
The Greatest Show On Earth by Richard DawkinsBreaking the Spell by Daniel DennettTerrestrial Energy by William TuckerMoby Dick by Herman Melville
1984 by George OrwellThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki MurakamiFree: The Future of a Radical New Price by Chris Anderson (Anyone can download the book from audible.com or iTunes FOR FREE!)
Finished Pale Fire and Pnin last week. This week getting to grips with Foucault’s Pendulum and The Brothers Karamazov.
Kafka’s short stories.
Just finished a book of short stories by S.Y. Agnon.
Currently reading “The Silver Dove” by Andriy Beliy and “The Books In My Life” by Henry Miller.
Also rereading “The Cyberiad” by Stanislaw Lem.
Slowly ploughing through The Golden Bough. Filling a hole in my education. Deep into tree worship by primitive Europeans. Good stuff, but in small doses, so it takes some time.
Very interesting seeing what others are reading.
The Elementary Particles, Michel Houellebecq
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, by William L. Shirer
Native Son – Wright
Фаталист – Lermontov
Am kürzeren Ende der Sonnenallee – Brussig
Un coeur simple – Flaubert
All for class. I’m trying to read Ficciones by Borges (only gotten through the first story so far), but the readings for class just take up too much time.
The Greatest Show On Earth – Richard Dawkins
the 13 1/2 lives of captain bluebear!! I love it so far!! I recommend it to everyone
Bleak House, and Pride and Prejudice, and The Corrections for maybe the third time…
The English Patient and A Good Man Is Hard To Find.
the yiddish policemens’s union by michael chabon. interested to see what the coen brothers can bring to this.
just finished Amsterdam by Ian McEwan (not as good as Atonement, but not much is) and am now nearly done When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris.
Repetition- Alain Robbe-Grillet. This is good, and should be quite enjoyable to any of you cinephiles who groove to Rivette and Resnais.
Finished McCarthy’s BLOOD MERIDIAN (amazing) and am just about done with Dick’s FLOW MY TEARS THE POLICEMAN SAID.
All I Need is Love by Klaus Kinski
One of those little 33 1/3 pocket essay things on the album “There’s a Riot Goin’ On” by Sly and the Family Stone.
I just got done with Gravity’s Rainbow. I’ll be taking a short break from reading. Heavy reading, anyway. I’ll probably re-read one of Philip K. Dick’s pulpier affairs, like The Penultimate Truth or Clans of the Alphane Moon.
Hank: Did you read straight through GR or did you look up references and whatnot along the way?
Straight through. There were times when a name would be mentioned in the book and I would get the urge to look it up later, but I usually forgot. Reading a novel with an accompanying reference book seems like it would break the flow and is a tad too close to the way a lot of people treat the Bible (you will find, if you look, that a lot of Bibles have built in reference books, which a person can used to find out what this or that passage really means).