Christopher Isherwood’s A Single Man
It’s just brilliant.
re-reading Cities of the Red Night. Burroughs is a sculptor of language.
The TrialLord of the FliesThe Art of Dramatic WritingThe Fall
I just checked out Jean Renoir by Andre Bazin yesterday, it’s great so far. I couldn’t have asked for a better combination. :)
just started Cities a few days ago.
Will read The Myth of Sisyphus by Camus after reading the thread ’Bergman’s Winter Light and Camus’. It has been on my list of books to read for a while now.
Just finished Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead. Loved it!
The Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan
Drood by Dan Simmons
Concrete Island by J G Ballard
The Films of Sam Peckinpah by Neil Fulwood
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Swing Voter of Manhattan
& some textbooks for school
just read Eve Ensler’s Emotional Creature.
Some writings by Stan Brakhage and short stories by Oscar Wilde.
“Mountains Beyond Mountains” by Tracy Kidder
“In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan
Either or both likely may change my life profoundly.
I am reading The Arabian Nights.
i am reading the war and peace
I’m reading the excellent “You can heal your life” by Louise Hay.
James Joyce’s “Ulysses”, Marcel Proust’s “In Search of Lost Time” and “The Man Without Qualities” by Robert Musil….. no, not really.
the polish complex by tadeusz konwicki and watching dolina issy, based on stuff by Czesław Miłosz , dir: by Tadeusz Konwicki.
I am reading Five Go Mad in Dorset.
Don DeLillo’s Point Omega
Jose Saramago’s The Notebook
“Love Was Cheap and Life Was High: Postcards from Paperback Cover Art of the 40s and 50s”
The Poetics of Reverie by Gaston Bachelard.
finishing up ‘siddhartha’
really great book about a spiritual journey
I’m reading as much Rilke as possible. Wish I found him earlier….
Been reading Deleuze’s Cinema 1: The Movement-Image and just started Pound’s Cantos.
Just picked this up at an antique store that’s going out of business. They wanted $50 for it, but because of their closing I got it for $10. I’m a huge fan of McLaren and his creative process, so this book is a real find. Got a bunch of other great art books for $1 including a first pressing of a now OOP biography of Jean Cocteau.
I also got a bunch of other great art books for $1 including a first pressing of a now OOP biography of Jean Cocteau.
Wow, I don’t have pictures like this guy right here ^
But right now it’s “Island,” by Aldous Huxley :] “Brave New World”‘s always been my favorite book, but right now I’m just discovering his other works. “Doors of Perception” was also a very enlightening piece.
Martin Bax – Hospital Ship (as good as JG Ballard)
Shane Stevens – By Reason of Insanity (the greatest serial killer novel)
Steven Thrower – Nightmare USA
JG Ballard – The Atrocity Exhibition
Samuel Delaney – Dhalgren (again)
Mark Behm – Eye of the Beholder
Jane Frank – The Art of Richard Powers (greatest SF cover artist)
I Jan Cremer (autobiographical novel)
Philip K. Dick – Ubik (the screenplay)
John Gilmore – Crazy Streak
Barry Malzberg – Screen
>.I am reading The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Yupp, and I’m enjoying it.<<
I’m not sure even Ayn would find that an appropriate reaction.
Haha. Why? She obviously wanted to introduce her ideal of how the world should be like and make some people enjoy it, and some others extremely mad. I’ve never seen an interview with her that I actually liked at all, so I don’t necessarily support everything she says, but I do believe is a great written novel and a very engaging story. Also, yes, I did find many connections with people in the real world and it made me see a part of me that I had left hidden for a long time: my own self-respect. However, I don’t meet many people who got the same out of the book as I did. Most of them are obsessed with the fact that she was an asshole, but I didn’t even know of her existence when I came across the novel. I enjoyed the book without knowing about the author, which makes me have a very different opinion about it :)
Just finished Anna Karenina. About to continue Infinite Jest. Started with it about 7 months ago, got to about page 80, felt like I was reading a physics textbook(attributable in no small part to the ludicrously extensive footnotes) and dropped it, then read A.K and Catch-22, but I MUST finish it this summer. And yes, YOSSARIAN LIVES!