A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes, im at the 3rd chapter and it feels like things will get weird.
On Liberty by John Stuart Mill.
About to start The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk.
Placing Movies: The Practice of Film Criticism by Jonathan Rosenbaum.
Role Models by John Waters
Musicophilia, Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks
Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
I wound up with the 1992 revision of Scott Montcrief’s translation. Now I know, after reading some excerpts in the original French, that Lydia’s translation is FAR more accurate…but I’m 1/4th of the way through and Montcrief’s has a fine flow to it.
about to review SAILOR & LULA by Barry Gifford for librarything.com
Billy Budd by Melville
The Maine Woods—by Henry David Thoreau
gomorrah – roberto saviani
Dave, I started Proust’s In Search of Lost Time a few weeks ago, but haven’t read any in…just less than a few weeks. I’m up to the end of Swann’s Way and love it, so I’m going to try to finish the first volume today. It’s my first time reading it and it’s blown me away so far.
I’m also reading Rousseau’s Reveries of the Solitary Walker and Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations. I’ve also been dipping into Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and a collection of Emily Dickinson’s poetry, but nothing too regular.
Walter Moers – The 13/1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear
It’s one of my alltime-favorites – does anyone of you know it?
John Updike’s RABBIT IS RICH. Working my way through the quadrilogy. At the same time, I’m working through a volume containing the complete stories of Eudora Welty.
Pynchon’s MASON & DIXON.
Just recently started A room with a View by EM Forster and finished Cheri by Colette
I am on my way to rereading the hobbit by JRR tolkien
Prime Chaos – Phil Hine
Fictions – Jorge Luis Borges
Burma Chronicles – Guy Delisle
turquoise – aamer hussein
i just discovered an amazing new-to-me publisher for middle east stuff in english…why’d no one tell me about that before! there goes all my money
Gemini – Michel Tournier
about to start Ian McEwan’s Solar.
White Noise – Don DeLillo.
Bartleby, the Scrivener from the Penguin edition of some of Melville’s short fiction. It’s fairly interesting so far and I’ve enjoyed the dry humor he injects into the story from time to time.
Selected Poems – William Blake
The Great and Secret Show – Clive Barker
The Golden Days – Cao Xueqin
The short stories of Dorothy Parker
last night in twisted river by John Irving
Decolonizing the Mind
Angus – a wild stab in the dark here: are you doing an Open University course?
Filth by Irvine Welsh
Napalm and Silly-Putty by George Carlin
how to be a brit – george mikes
i’m a nostalgia-maid having an identity crisis
(and i wish britain was still (ever?) like he disparages it)
Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea.
Just finished Ian McEwan’s Solar
now reading Saramago’s All the Names and Greil Marcus’s book about Van Morrison.