I used to read a lot........but that was before the murder (um, that's a joke) - now I still read but not many novels - I'll read true crime books or short stories or poetry or classic pulp/noir........and I more often just re-read my fave novels. These 5 are the ones that have stuck with me my whole life and that's 213 years so they have stood the test of time.
The last 2 are short story collections and when the cops come they will be thrown into a duffel bag while I go down the fire escape. 1. A Fan's Notes (Exley) 2. The Stranger (Camus) 3. Steps (Kosinski) 4. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (Carver) 5. The Complete Stories of Edgar Allan Poe
Last Edit: Sept 12, 2019 23:53:24 GMT by pacinoyes
Post by urbanpatrician on May 16, 2020 8:42:22 GMT
Browsing through this list, I'm stroking my chin in semi-amusement. Really interesting stuff. Pacinoyes looks like he lives in the world of David Cronenberg. Seriously interesting stuff, dude....I might cop some off you.
3 years later, here is how I have evolved. My list changes by the wind, so here's what feels right at the moment. Always the unconventionalist am I, seriously who's read these? I'm less obsessed with the reputation of something, but rather with the idiosyncrasies of a book.
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy (this doesn't change. feels like the one constant here.) Runaway by Alice Munro (strange narratives sets this apart) The Consumer by Michael Gira (descriptive to say the least, the environment is so mutated here) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (childhood favorite, far more fantastical than the movie. Just feels like a deep part of me.) City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert (just read, amazingly told story. the time passage of New York feels tender, and it's filled with sex, booze, and innocence. The movie won't do it justice I'm afraid. )