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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Book Recommendations

a small selection of books I've read and liked

1)Tent of Miracles, by Jorge Amado
2)A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
3)The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov
4)Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett/Neil Gaiman
5)House of Spirits, by Isabel Allende
6)The Lost Steps, by Alejo Carpentier
7)Neuromancer, by William Gibson
8)The Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen
9)Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, The Prince and the Pauper, etc.
(anything by) -Mark Twain
12)Spite, Malice, and Revenge -Nelson Chunder and George Hayduke
13)The Vampire Chronicles, Anne Rice (6 books, I think)
14)Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,("a 4 part-trilogy")
-etc., anything by Douglas Adams
15)The Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold
16)100 Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marques

kids books my dad read to me:
17)The Fabulous Feats of Dr. Boox, by Andrew Davies
18)The Pushcart War, by Jean Merrill
19)The collected works of Robert Service
(great around campfires)
20)Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,
21)Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator,
22)James and the Giant Peach -Roald Dahl

other books I read when young:
23)The Call of the Wild -Jack London
24)The Prisoner of Zenda -Anthony Hope
25)Around the World in 80 Days -Jules Verne
26)The Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
27)The Farside, cartoons by  Gary Larson

I also liked Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky),
Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien trilogy),
The Chronicles of Corum, (Michael Moorcock series)
The Stranger, Albert Camus
Escape from New York, Ben Bova
Catch Me if You Can, Frank Abagnale jr.
The Millennium series, by Stieg Larsson (3 books)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror
(annual, 22 volumes/years -have only read a few)

short stories:
A Mother's Tale, by James Agee (about a cow)
Leiningen versus the Ants, by Carl Stephenson
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes (very sad)
and, The Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell

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