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    Top Books First Read in 2022

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    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. Exhalation: Stories (Ted Chiang)
    2. The Little Drummer Girl (John le Carré)
    3. Stories of Your Life and Others (Ted Chiang)
    4. Dracula (Bram Stoker)
    5. The Running Man (Stephen King)
    6. Annihilation (Jeff VanderMeer)
    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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    Novels:
    • The Return of the Native (Thomas Hardy, 1878)
    • A Passage to India (E.M. Forster, 1924)
    • Seize the Day (Saul Bellow, 1956)
    • The Woman in the Dunes (Abe Kobo, trans. E. Dale Saunders, 1962)
    • Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (Tom Robbins, 1976)
    • My Name Is Red (Orhan Pamuk, trans. Erdaǧ M. Göknar, 1998)


    Short stories and novellas:
    • The Aspern Papers and Other Tales (Henry James, 1884-96)


    Non-fiction:
    • The Nicomachean Ethics (Aristotle, trans. W.D. Ross, c.335-323 BCE)
    • Cinema of Actuality: Japanese Avant-Garde Filmmaking in the Season of Image Politics (Yuriko Furuhata, 2013)
    • Codes for North: Foundations of the Canadian Avant-Garde Film (Stephen Broomer, 2017)
    Just because...
    Petite maman (Céline Sciamma, 2021) mild
    The Banshees of Inisherin (Martin McDonagh, 2022) mild
    Aftersun (Charlotte Wells, 2022) cold

    The last book I read was...
    Theory of the Avant-Garde by Peter Bürger


    The (New) World

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    2022's first half:

    1. Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)
    2. Exhalation: Stories (Ted Chiang)
    3. The Little Drummer Girl (John le Carré)
    4. Stories of Your Life and Others (Ted Chiang)
    5. The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)
    6. Dracula (Bram Stoker)
    7. The Running Man (Stephen King)
    8. Annihilation (Jeff VanderMeer)
    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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    Novels:
    • The Return of the Native (Thomas Hardy, 1878)
    • A Passage to India (E.M. Forster, 1924)
    • Absalom, Absalom! (William Faulkner, 1936)
    • Seize the Day (Saul Bellow, 1956)
    • The Woman in the Dunes (Abe Kobo, trans. E. Dale Saunders, 1962)
    • Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (Tom Robbins, 1976)
    • My Name Is Red (Orhan Pamuk, trans. Erdaǧ M. Göknar, 1998)


    Short stories and novellas:
    • The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Stories (Edgar Allan Poe, 1832-1849)
    • The Aspern Papers and Other Tales (Henry James, 1884-96)


    Non-fiction:
    • The Nicomachean Ethics (Aristotle, trans. W.D. Ross, c.335-323 BCE)
    • Early African-American Classics (ed. Anthony Appiah, 1845-1912)
    • The Hollywood Hallucination (Parker Tyler, 1944)
    • Cinema of Actuality: Japanese Avant-Garde Filmmaking in the Season of Image Politics (Yuriko Furuhata, 2013)
    • Codes for North: Foundations of the Canadian Avant-Garde Film (Stephen Broomer, 2017)
    Just because...
    Petite maman (Céline Sciamma, 2021) mild
    The Banshees of Inisherin (Martin McDonagh, 2022) mild
    Aftersun (Charlotte Wells, 2022) cold

    The last book I read was...
    Theory of the Avant-Garde by Peter Bürger


    The (New) World

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    Novels:
    • The Return of the Native (Thomas Hardy, 1878)
    • A Passage to India (E.M. Forster, 1924)
    • Absalom, Absalom! (William Faulkner, 1936)
    • Between the Acts (Virginia Woolf, 1941)
    • Seize the Day (Saul Bellow, 1956)
    • The Woman in the Dunes (Abe Kobo, trans. E. Dale Saunders, 1962)
    • Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (Tom Robbins, 1976)
    • All the Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy, 1992)
    • My Name Is Red (Orhan Pamuk, trans. Erdaǧ M. Göknar, 1998)


    Short stories and novellas:
    • The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Stories (Edgar Allan Poe, 1832-1849)
    • The Aspern Papers and Other Tales (Henry James, 1884-96)


    Non-fiction:
    • The Nicomachean Ethics (Aristotle, trans. W.D. Ross, c.335-323 BCE)
    • Early African-American Classics (ed. Anthony Appiah, 1845-1912)
    • The Hollywood Hallucination (Parker Tyler, 1944)
    • Reflexivity in Film and Literature: From Don Quixote to Jean-Luc Godard (Robert Stam, 1985)
    • Cinema of Actuality: Japanese Avant-Garde Filmmaking in the Season of Image Politics (Yuriko Furuhata, 2013)
    • Codes for North: Foundations of the Canadian Avant-Garde Film (Stephen Broomer, 2017)
    Just because...
    Petite maman (Céline Sciamma, 2021) mild
    The Banshees of Inisherin (Martin McDonagh, 2022) mild
    Aftersun (Charlotte Wells, 2022) cold

    The last book I read was...
    Theory of the Avant-Garde by Peter Bürger


    The (New) World

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    Novels:
    • The Return of the Native (Thomas Hardy, 1878)
    • A Passage to India (E.M. Forster, 1924)
    • Absalom, Absalom! (William Faulkner, 1936)
    • Between the Acts (Virginia Woolf, 1941)
    • Seize the Day (Saul Bellow, 1956)
    • The Woman in the Dunes (Abe Kobo, trans. E. Dale Saunders, 1962)
    • Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (Tom Robbins, 1976)
    • All the Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy, 1992)
    • My Name Is Red (Orhan Pamuk, trans. Erdaǧ M. Göknar, 1998)


    Short stories and novellas:
    • The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Stories (Edgar Allan Poe, 1832-1849)
    • The Aspern Papers and Other Tales (Henry James, 1884-96)


    Plays:
    • The Winter's Tale (William Shakespeare, 1611)
    • Life of Galileo (Bertolt Brecht, trans. John Willett, 1943-55)


    Non-fiction:
    • The Nicomachean Ethics (Aristotle, trans. W.D. Ross, c.335-323 BCE)
    • Early African-American Classics (ed. Anthony Appiah, 1845-1912)
    • The Hollywood Hallucination (Parker Tyler, 1944)
    • Reflexivity in Film and Literature: From Don Quixote to Jean-Luc Godard (Robert Stam, 1985)
    • Cinema of Actuality: Japanese Avant-Garde Filmmaking in the Season of Image Politics (Yuriko Furuhata, 2013)
    • Codes for North: Foundations of the Canadian Avant-Garde Film (Stephen Broomer, 2017)
    • The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood (Patrick Keating, 2019)
    Just because...
    Petite maman (Céline Sciamma, 2021) mild
    The Banshees of Inisherin (Martin McDonagh, 2022) mild
    Aftersun (Charlotte Wells, 2022) cold

    The last book I read was...
    Theory of the Avant-Garde by Peter Bürger


    The (New) World

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    1. Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the Twentieth Century (Dana Stevens)
    2. Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)
    3. Exhalation: Stories (Ted Chiang)
    4. The Little Drummer Girl (John le Carré)
    5. Stories of Your Life and Others (Ted Chiang)
    6. A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)
    7. The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)
    8. Dracula (Bram Stoker)
    9. Blood, Sweat & Chrome: The Wild and True Story of Mad Max: Fury Road (Kyle Buchanan)
    10. Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (Oscar Wilde)

    11. The Running Man (Stephen King)
    12. Annihilation (Jeff VanderMeer)
    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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    Novels:
    • The Return of the Native (Thomas Hardy, 1878)
    • The Magic Mountain (Thomas Mann, trans. John E. Woods, 1924)
    • A Passage to India (E.M. Forster, 1924)
    • Absalom, Absalom! (William Faulkner, 1936)
    • Between the Acts (Virginia Woolf, 1941)
    • Seize the Day (Saul Bellow, 1956)
    • The Woman in the Dunes (Abe Kobo, trans. E. Dale Saunders, 1962)
    • Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (Tom Robbins, 1976)
    • All the Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy, 1992)
    • My Name Is Red (Orhan Pamuk, trans. Erdaǧ M. Göknar, 1998)


    Short stories and novellas:
    • The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Stories (Edgar Allan Poe, 1832-1849)
    • The Aspern Papers and Other Tales (Henry James, 1884-96)


    Plays:
    • The Winter's Tale (William Shakespeare, 1611)
    • Life of Galileo (Bertolt Brecht, trans. John Willett, 1943-55)


    Non-fiction:
    • The Nicomachean Ethics (Aristotle, trans. W.D. Ross, c.335-323 BCE)
    • Early African-American Classics (ed. Anthony Appiah, 1845-1912)
    • The Hollywood Hallucination (Parker Tyler, 1944)
    • The Melodramatic Imagination: Balzac, Henry James, Melodrama, and the Mode of Excess (Peter Brooks, 1976/95)
    • Reflexivity in Film and Literature: From Don Quixote to Jean-Luc Godard (Robert Stam, 1985)
    • Cinema of Actuality: Japanese Avant-Garde Filmmaking in the Season of Image Politics (Yuriko Furuhata, 2013)
    • Codes for North: Foundations of the Canadian Avant-Garde Film (Stephen Broomer, 2017)
    • The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood (Patrick Keating, 2019)
    Just because...
    Petite maman (Céline Sciamma, 2021) mild
    The Banshees of Inisherin (Martin McDonagh, 2022) mild
    Aftersun (Charlotte Wells, 2022) cold

    The last book I read was...
    Theory of the Avant-Garde by Peter Bürger


    The (New) World

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    Novels:
    • The Marble Faun, or: The Romance of Monte Beni (Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1860)
    • The Return of the Native (Thomas Hardy, 1878)
    • A Passage to India (E.M. Forster, 1924)
    • Absalom, Absalom! (William Faulkner, 1936)
    • Between the Acts (Virginia Woolf, 1941)
    • Seize the Day (Saul Bellow, 1956)
    • The Woman in the Dunes (Abe Kobo, trans. E. Dale Saunders, 1962)
    • Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (Tom Robbins, 1976)
    • All the Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy, 1992)
    • My Name Is Red (Orhan Pamuk, trans. Erdaǧ M. Göknar, 1998)

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    Short stories and novellas:
    • The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Stories (Edgar Allan Poe, 1832-1849)
    • The Aspern Papers and Other Tales (Henry James, 1884-96)


    Plays:
    • The Winter's Tale (William Shakespeare, 1611)
    • Life of Galileo (Bertolt Brecht, trans. John Willett, 1943-55)


    Non-fiction:
    • The Nicomachean Ethics (Aristotle, trans. W.D. Ross, c.335-323 BCE)
    • Early African-American Classics (ed. Anthony Appiah, 1845-1912)
    • The Hollywood Hallucination (Parker Tyler, 1944)
    • The Melodramatic Imagination: Balzac, Henry James, Melodrama, and the Mode of Excess (Peter Brooks, 1976/95)
    • Reflexivity in Film and Literature: From Don Quixote to Jean-Luc Godard (Robert Stam, 1985)
    • Theatre of Estrangement: Theory, Practice, Ideology (Silvija Jestrovic, 2006)
    • Cinema of Actuality: Japanese Avant-Garde Filmmaking in the Season of Image Politics (Yuriko Furuhata, 2013)
    • Codes for North: Foundations of the Canadian Avant-Garde Film (Stephen Broomer, 2017)
    • The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood (Patrick Keating, 2019)
    • Suzuki Seijun and Postwar Japanese Cinema (William Carroll, 2022)
    Last edited by baby doll; 10-26-2022 at 01:20 PM.
    Just because...
    Petite maman (Céline Sciamma, 2021) mild
    The Banshees of Inisherin (Martin McDonagh, 2022) mild
    Aftersun (Charlotte Wells, 2022) cold

    The last book I read was...
    Theory of the Avant-Garde by Peter Bürger


    The (New) World

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    1. Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the Twentieth Century (Dana Stevens)
    2. Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)
    3. Exhalation: Stories (Ted Chiang)
    4. The Little Drummer Girl (John le Carré)
    5. Stories of Your Life and Others (Ted Chiang)
    6. Animal Farm (George Orwell)
    7. A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)
    8. The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)
    9. Dracula (Bram Stoker)
    10. Blood, Sweat & Chrome: The Wild and True Story of Mad Max: Fury Road (Kyle Buchanan)

    11. Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (Oscar Wilde)
    12. The Running Man (Stephen King)
    13. The Three-Body Problem (Liu Cixin)
    14. Nightmares and Dreamscapes (Stephen King)
    15. Annihilation (Jeff VanderMeer)
    16. Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
    17. Blood Ratification (Naruecha Muenjai-ngam)
    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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