William Faulkner blows the poop out of Roth, McCarthay, and Miller ;)
Ok, that I can agree with.
Some books I recomend:
Side Effects (Woody Allen)
The Pleasure of My Company (Steve Martin) – absolutely hilarious
Watership Down (Richard Adams)
A Fable (William Faulkner)
World War Z (Max Brooks)
Something Wicked This Way Comes (Ray Bradburay)
Getting Even, Without Feathers, Side Effects and Mere Anarchy are all brilliant.
You might want to check out More Pricks than Kicks by Samuel Beckett.
Thanks RS Brown, I will :) Im not familiar with Samuel Beckett.
Faulkner and Miller are equal :)
and Chinua Achebe is the king of them all,muahahaha.
What about Arthur Miller? :P Even if your not a fan of his literature he definately gets props for shagging Marilyn Monroe!
I’m reading him right now. I’m about a third done. He’s certainly a master voice of the American theater, a champion dramatist.
Great, literature has turned into some steel cage match. :P
Faulkner is indeed amazing.
I finished reading Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood, which was actually horrible and now I’m starting on Henry James’s The Portrait of a Lady.
Notes on Cinematography by Robert Bresson.
Michael Haneke’s Cinema: The Ethic of the Image by Catherine Wheatley
Haven’t started it yet, but I have to begin A Farewell to Arms this weekend.
Re-reading The Catcher in The Rye.
catching up on Preacher, fables, and powers comics and starting Henry Miller’s Black Sping and giving Chuck Palahnuik’s Snuff a shot
Just finished Palahniuk’s Rant the other day. Next up is The Seed and the Sower by Laurens van der Post.
I thought Rant was a nice change of pace after several quite bland books (Haunted aside).
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by writer Patrick Süskind.
Really liked the film so I thought I’d give the book a read
Palahnuik’s Survivor and invisible Monsters got me hooked!…I’ll look into Rant
almost done with A Scanner Darkly. next is probably Confessions Of An Economic Hit-man
also reading Dhalgren by Samuel R Delaney
Just finished Maguire’s “Wicked” but will not recommend it.
Halfway through the incisive and concise “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan
Traag-1: You should! It’s my favourite Palahniuk book out of the ones I read. It’s been optioned for a movie, by the way!
I’m reading Get Shorty, a really great novel from Elmore Leonard.
The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes. Great companion to A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick.
I’m in the middle of Book Of The Long Sun, and I’m currently reading Lord of the Flies.
Neither is exciting me very much, at least not nearly as much as the last two books I read did. (2666 and French Lieutenant’s Woman).
Cassavetes on Cassavetes – John Cassavetes & Ray Carney
well done Apocalypse! read that years ago and it’s pretty in depth and personal