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    1. Inherent Vice (Thomas Pynchon)
    2. Confessions (Kanae Minato)
    3. A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway)
    4. The Shining (Stephen King)
    5. The Dusk of Buddhist Era and Memory of Black Rose Cat (Veeraporn Nitiprapha)
    6. The Thief of Always (Clive Barker)
    7. The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
    8. Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window (Tetsuko Kuroyanagi)
    9. Bleeding Edge (Thomas Pynchon)
    10. Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)

    11. The Blind Earthworm in the Labyrinth (Veeraporn Nitiprapha)
    12. The Bone Collector (Jeffery Deaver)
    13. Once Upon a Celluloid Planet: Where Cinema Ruled (Sonthaya Subyen & Morimart Raden-Ahmad)
    14. No Longer Human (Osamu Dazai)
    15. Kien Bod Nung, Sud Kon Doo Hai Yuu Mud - Film Screenwriting (Thida Plitpholkarnpim)
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    1.) Monstrumführer (Edward M. Erdilac)
    2.) A Little Hatred (Joe Abercrombie)
    3.) Thr Hypnotist (Lars Keplar)
    I'm not being dramatic, I just feel like I'm going to throw up my heart and my head is going to fly away like a bird.

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    Novels:
    • Dead Souls (Nikolai Gogol, 1842/55)
    • Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero (William Makepeace Thackeray, 1847-48)
    • The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins, 1859-60)
    • The Golden Bowl (Henry James, 1904)
    • Sons and Lovers (D.H. Lawrence, 1913)
    • Underworld (Don DeLillo, 1997)


    Poetry:
    • The Iliad (Homer, c. 8th century BCE)


    Non-Fiction:
    • The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature (William James, 1902)
    • Film as Film: Understanding and Judging Movies (V.F. Perkins, 1972)
    • Expositional Modes and Temporal Ordering in Fiction (Meir Sternberg, 1978)
    • Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism—Revised Edition (Benedict Anderson, 1983-2006)
    • Narration in Light: Studies in Cinematic Point of View (George M. Wilson, 1986)
    • The Classical Hollywood Cinema: Film Style and Mode of Production to 1960 (David Bordwell, Janet Staiger, and Kristin Thompson, 1985)
    • Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies (edited by David Bordwell and Noël Carroll, 1996)
    • The Flash of Capital: Film and Geopolitics in Japan (Eric Cazdyn, 2002)
    • The Imperial Screen: Japanese Film Culture in the Fifteen Years' War, 1931-1945 (Peter B. High, 2003)
    • Visions of Japanese Modernity: Articulations of Cinema, Nation, and Spectatorship, 1895-1925 (Aaron Gerow, 2010)

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    Just because...
    The Affair (Yoshida Kiju, 1967) mild
    Maggie's Plan (Rebecca Miller, 2015) warm
    Touchez pas au grisbi (Jacques Becker, 1954) warm

    The last book I read was...
    The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James


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    Final 2020 list:

    1. Inherent Vice (Thomas Pynchon)
    2. Confessions (Kanae Minato)
    3. A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway)
    4. The White Tiger (Aravind Adiga)
    5. The Shining (Stephen King)
    6. The Dusk of Buddhist Era and Memory of Black Rose Cat (Veeraporn Nitiprapha)
    7. The Turn of the Screw (Henry James)
    8. The Thief of Always (Clive Barker)
    9. The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
    10. Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window (Tetsuko Kuroyanagi)

    11. Bleeding Edge (Thomas Pynchon)
    12. Rage (Stephen King)
    13. Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
    14. The Blind Earthworm in the Labyrinth (Veeraporn Nitiprapha)
    15. The Bone Collector (Jeffery Deaver)
    16. Once Upon a Celluloid Planet: Where Cinema Ruled (Sonthaya Subyen & Morimart Raden-Ahmad)
    17. No Longer Human (Osamu Dazai)
    18. Film Screenwriting (Thida Plitpholkarnpim)
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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