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    1. The Long Goodbye - Raymond Chandler
    2. The Crying of Lot 49 - Thomas Pynchon
    3. Dune - Frank Herbert
    4. In Watermelon Sugar - Richard Brautigan
    5. Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
    6. Trout Fishing in America - Richard Brautigan
    7. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater - Kurt Vonnegut
    8. 2001: A Space Odyssey - Arthur C. Clarke
    9. Foundation - Isaac Asimov
    10. The Sirens of Titan - Kurt Vonnegut

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    Novels:
    1. Herman Melville’s Moby Dick
    2. Octavia Butler’s The Parable of the Sowers
    3. Hisaye Yamamoto’s Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories
    4. Marilynne Robinson’s Lila
    5. Elliot Ackerman’s Green on Blue
    6. Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt
    7. Toshio Mori’s Yokohama, California
    8. Joanna Russ’s The Female Man
    9. Wallace Stegner’s Crossing to Safety
    10. Louis Chu’s Eat a Bowl of Tea
    11. Toni Morrison’s A Mercy
    12. Robert Galbraith’s The Cuckoo’s Calling
    13. Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train

    Nonfiction:
    Cyrus Patell’s Emergent U.S. Literatures: From Multiculturalism to Cosmopolitanism in the Late-Twentieth Century
    Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed
    Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
    Margaret Atwood’s Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth
    Fareed Zakaria’s In Defense of a Liberal Education
    Monica Sone’s Nisei Daughter
    Peter Enns’s The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It
    Lillian Hellman’s Scoundrel Time
    Stephen Apkon’s The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens

    Plays:
    David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly
    Caryl Churchill’s Cloud Nine
    David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face
    Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls
    David Henry Hwang's Trying to Find Chinatown: Selected Plays
    Patrick Wang’s The Monologue Plays
    Last edited by dreamdead; 07-31-2015 at 08:21 PM.
    Ant-Man and the Wasp - 5
    Hereditary - 7
    Won't You Be My Neighbor? - 7.5
    The Tale - 8

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    Novels:
    • Les Liaisons dangereuses (Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, 1782)
    • Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen, 1811)
    • Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë, 1847)
    • The House of the Seven Gables (Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1851)
    • North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell, 1855)
    • Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy, 1891)
    • The Thin Man (Dashiell Hammett, 1934)
    • Star Maker (Olaf Stapledon, 1937)
    • Portnoy's Complaint (Philip Roth, 1969)
    • The Friends of Eddie Coyle (George V. Higgins, 1971)

    Short story collections:
    • The Girl With the Golden Eyes and Other Stories (Honoré de Balzac, 1831-35)
    • Death in Venice and Other Stories (Thomas Mann, 1897-1912)
    • The Simple Art of Murder (Raymond Chandler, 1934-50)
    • My Mother, Madame Edwarda, The Dead Man (Georges Bataille, 1941-67)
    • Collected Stories (Saul Bellow, 1951-95)

    Plays:
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare, 1595 or '96)

    Non-fiction:
    • The Films of Carl Theodor Dreyer (David Bordwell, 1981)
    • More Than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts [Updated and Expanded Edition] (James Naremore, 1998/2008)
    • Storytelling in the New Hollywood: Understanding Classical Narrative Technique (Kristin Thompson, 1999)
    • The Trial of Henry Kissinger (Christopher Hitchens, 2001)
    • Rio Bravo (Robin Wood, 2003)


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    Just because...
    Les Deux Anglaises et le Continent (François Truffaut, 1971) mild
    Pain and Glory (Pedro Almódovar, 2019) warm
    Street Angel (Yuan Muzhi, 1937) warm

    The last book I read was...
    Selected Stories by Katherine Mansfield


    The (New) World

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    Novels:
    • Les Liaisons dangereuses (Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, 1782)
    • Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen, 1811)
    • Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë, 1847)
    • The House of the Seven Gables (Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1851)
    • North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell, 1855)
    • Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy, 1891)
    • The Thin Man (Dashiell Hammett, 1934)
    • Star Maker (Olaf Stapledon, 1937)
    • Portnoy's Complaint (Philip Roth, 1969)
    • The Friends of Eddie Coyle (George V. Higgins, 1971)

    Short story collections:
    • The Girl With the Golden Eyes and Other Stories (Honoré de Balzac, 1831-35)
    • Death in Venice and Other Stories (Thomas Mann, 1897-1912)
    • The Simple Art of Murder (Raymond Chandler, 1934-50)
    • My Mother, Madame Edwarda, The Dead Man (Georges Bataille, 1941-67)
    • Collected Stories (Saul Bellow, 1951-95)

    Plays:
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare, 1595 or '96)

    Non-fiction:
    • The Films of Carl Theodor Dreyer (David Bordwell, 1981)
    • More Than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts [Updated and Expanded Edition] (James Naremore, 1998/2008)
    • Storytelling in the New Hollywood: Understanding Classical Narrative Technique (Kristin Thompson, 1999)
    • The Trial of Henry Kissinger (Christopher Hitchens, 2001)
    • Rio Bravo (Robin Wood, 2003)


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    Just because...
    Les Deux Anglaises et le Continent (François Truffaut, 1971) mild
    Pain and Glory (Pedro Almódovar, 2019) warm
    Street Angel (Yuan Muzhi, 1937) warm

    The last book I read was...
    Selected Stories by Katherine Mansfield


    The (New) World

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    Novels:
    • Les Liaisons dangereuses (Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, 1782)
    • Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen, 1811)
    • Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë, 1847)
    • The House of the Seven Gables (Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1851)
    • North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell, 1855)
    • Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy, 1891)
    • The Thin Man (Dashiell Hammett, 1934)
    • Portnoy's Complaint (Philip Roth, 1969)
    • The Friends of Eddie Coyle (George V. Higgins, 1971)
    • Grimus (Salman Rushdie, 1975)

    Short story collections:
    • The Girl With the Golden Eyes and Other Stories (Honoré de Balzac, 1831-35)
    • Death in Venice and Other Stories (Thomas Mann, 1897-1912)
    • The Simple Art of Murder (Raymond Chandler, 1934-50)
    • My Mother, Madame Edwarda, The Dead Man (Georges Bataille, 1941-67)
    • Collected Stories (Saul Bellow, 1951-95)

    Plays:
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare, 1595 or '96)

    Non-fiction:
    • Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman, 1988/2002)
    • More Than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts [Updated and Expanded Edition] (James Naremore, 1998/2008)
    • Storytelling in the New Hollywood: Understanding Classical Narrative Technique (Kristin Thompson, 1999)
    • Cassavetes on Cassavetes (Ray Carney, 2001)
    • Rio Bravo (Robin Wood, 2003)


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    Last edited by baby doll; 11-02-2015 at 01:26 AM.
    Just because...
    Les Deux Anglaises et le Continent (François Truffaut, 1971) mild
    Pain and Glory (Pedro Almódovar, 2019) warm
    Street Angel (Yuan Muzhi, 1937) warm

    The last book I read was...
    Selected Stories by Katherine Mansfield


    The (New) World

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    Novels:
    • Les Liaisons dangereuses (Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, 1782)
    • Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen, 1811)
    • Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë, 1847)
    • The House of the Seven Gables (Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1851)
    • North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell, 1855)
    • Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy, 1891)
    • The Thin Man (Dashiell Hammett, 1934)
    • The Hunter (Donald Westlake [as Richard Stark], 1962)
    • Portnoy's Complaint (Philip Roth, 1969)
    • The Friends of Eddie Coyle (George V. Higgins, 1971)

    Short story collections:
    • The Girl With the Golden Eyes and Other Stories (Honoré de Balzac, 1831-35)
    • Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories (Herman Melville, 1853-1924)
    • The Simple Art of Murder (Raymond Chandler, 1934-50)
    • My Mother, Madame Edwarda, The Dead Man (Georges Bataille, 1941-67)
    • Collected Stories (Saul Bellow, 1951-95)

    Plays:
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare, 1595 or '96)
    • Miss Julie and Other Plays (August Strindberg, 1887-1907)

    Non-fiction:
    • Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman, 1988/2002)
    • On the History of Film Style (David Bordwell, 1997)
    • More Than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts (James Naremore, 1998/2008)
    • Storytelling in the New Hollywood: Understanding Classical Narrative Technique (Kristin Thompson, 1999)
    • Cassavetes on Cassavetes (Ray Carney, 2001)


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    Last edited by baby doll; 11-29-2015 at 11:30 PM.
    Just because...
    Les Deux Anglaises et le Continent (François Truffaut, 1971) mild
    Pain and Glory (Pedro Almódovar, 2019) warm
    Street Angel (Yuan Muzhi, 1937) warm

    The last book I read was...
    Selected Stories by Katherine Mansfield


    The (New) World

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    1. The Long Goodbye - Raymond Chandler
    2. Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets - David Simon
    3. The Crying of Lot 49 - Thomas Pynchon
    4. Dune - Frank Herbert
    5. In Watermelon Sugar - Richard Brautigan
    6. Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
    7. Trout Fishing in America - Richard Brautigan
    8. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater - Kurt Vonnegut
    9. Summer Knight - Jim Butcher
    10. Foundation - Isaac Asimov

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    Quote Quoting ledfloyd (view post)
    1. The Long Goodbye - Raymond Chandler
    2. Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets - David Simon
    3. The Crying of Lot 49 - Thomas Pynchon
    4. Dune - Frank Herbert
    Damn. That's a top 4 that'll be tough to beat.

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    1. Germinal (1885, Émile Zola)
    2. In Cold Blood (1966, Truman Capote)
    3. Native Son (1940, Richard Wright)
    4. Bastard Out of Carolina (1992, Dorothy Allison)
    5. Rite of Passage (1968, Alexei Panshin)
    6. The House on the Borderland (1908, William Hope Hodgson)
    7. The Torture Garden (1899, Octave Mirbeau)
    8. Bel Canto (2001, Ann Patchett)
    9. Moby Dick (1851, Herman Melville)
    10. The Wild Boys (1969, William S. Burroughs)

    11. Sans Famille (1878, Hector Malot)
    12. Man Plus (1976, Frederik Pohl)
    13. The Devil to Pay in the Backlands (1956, João Guimarães Rosa)
    14. Swamplandia! (2011, Karen Russell)
    15. Mother (1906, Maxim Gorky)
    16. Peter Pan (1911, J.M. Barrie)

    The ones at the bottom aren't all that bad, really.

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    Novels:
    • Les Liaisons dangereuses (Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, 1782)
    • Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen, 1811)
    • Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë, 1847)
    • The House of the Seven Gables (Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1851)
    • North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell, 1855)
    • Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy, 1891)
    • The Thin Man (Dashiell Hammett, 1934)
    • The Hunter (Donald Westlake [as Richard Stark], 1962)
    • Portnoy's Complaint (Philip Roth, 1969)
    • The Friends of Eddie Coyle (George V. Higgins, 1971)

    Short story collections:
    • The Girl With the Golden Eyes and Other Stories (Honoré de Balzac, 1831-35)
    • Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories (Herman Melville, 1853-1924)
    • The Simple Art of Murder (Raymond Chandler, 1934-50)
    • The Martian Chronicles (Ray Bradbury, 1946-52)
    • Collected Stories (Saul Bellow, 1951-95)

    Plays:
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare, 1595 or '96)
    • Miss Julie and Other Plays (August Strindberg, 1887-1907)

    Non-fiction:
    • Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman, 1988/2002)
    • On the History of Film Style (David Bordwell, 1997)
    • More Than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts (James Naremore, 1998/2008)
    • Storytelling in the New Hollywood: Understanding Classical Narrative Technique (Kristin Thompson, 1999)
    • Cassavetes on Cassavetes (Ray Carney, 2001)


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    Last edited by baby doll; 01-02-2016 at 05:28 AM.
    Just because...
    Les Deux Anglaises et le Continent (François Truffaut, 1971) mild
    Pain and Glory (Pedro Almódovar, 2019) warm
    Street Angel (Yuan Muzhi, 1937) warm

    The last book I read was...
    Selected Stories by Katherine Mansfield


    The (New) World

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    Everything but comics read in 2015:

    Novels:
    1. Herman Melville’s Moby Dick
    2. Octavia Butler’s The Parable of the Sowers
    3. Hisaye Yamamoto’s Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories
    4. David Foster Wallace’s Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
    5. Marilynne Robinson’s Lila
    6. Paul Beatty’s The Sellout
    7. Zadie Smith’s NW
    8. Nam Le’s The Boat: Stories
    9. Elliot Ackerman’s Green on Blue
    10. Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt (Carol)
    11. Yuichi Seirai’s Ground Zero: Nagasaki
    12. Thomas Sweterlisch’s Tomorrow and Tomorrow
    13. Toshio Mori’s Yokohama, California
    14. Joanna Russ’s The Female Man
    15. Wallace Stegner’s Crossing to Safety
    16. Margaret Atwood’s The Stone Mattress: Stories
    17. Adam Johnson’s Fortune Smiles: Stories
    18. Louis Chu’s Eat a Bowl of Tea
    19. Margaret Atwood’s The Heart Goes Last
    20. Toni Morrison’s A Mercy
    21. Robert Galbraith’s The Cuckoo’s Calling
    22. Mine Okubo’s Citizen 13660
    23. Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train

    Nonfiction:
    Cyrus Patell’s Emergent U.S. Literatures: From Multiculturalism to Cosmopolitanism in the Late-Twentieth Century
    Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed
    Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
    Margaret Atwood’s Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth
    Zadie Smith’s Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays
    Fareed Zakaria’s In Defense of a Liberal Education
    Monica Sone’s Nisei Daughter
    Peter Enns’s The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It
    Lillian Hellman’s Scoundrel Time
    Stephen Apkon’s The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens

    Plays:
    David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly
    Caryl Churchill’s Cloud Nine
    David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face
    Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls
    Ayad Akhtar’s The Who & the What
    Lucas Hnath’s The Christians
    David Henry Hwang’s Trying to Find Chinatown: Selected Plays
    Ayad Akhtar’s The Invisible Hand
    Patrick Wang’s The Monologue Plays
    Ant-Man and the Wasp - 5
    Hereditary - 7
    Won't You Be My Neighbor? - 7.5
    The Tale - 8

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