The OF Blog: April-May 2011 Reads

Sunday, June 12, 2011

April-May 2011 Reads

Over 90 titles to type for April and May, so nothing but the titles, alas:


102  William Shakespeare, Tragedies

103  Cao Xueqin, The Story of the Stone, vol. I:  The Golden Days

104  Sigmund Freud, Basic Works

105  Frederik Pohl, Man Plus

106  Robert Silverberg, The Book of Skulls

107  M. John Harrison, Viriconium (re-read)

108  R. Scott Bakker, The White-Luck Warrior

109  A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

110  David Foster Wallace, The Pale King

111  Roberto Bolaño, Los sinsabores del verdadero policía (Spanish)

112  Gustave Flaubert, Salammbô (French)

113  Gustave Flaubert, Salammbô (English)

114  Jeff VanderMeer, The Compass of His Bones and Other Stories

115  Samuel Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (re-read)

116  Aristotle, Ethics

117  Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows (re-read)

118  Robert Frost, Mountain Interval

119  Marcus Aurelius, The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antonius

120  Daniel Defore, Moll Flanders (re-read)

121  G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Knew Too Much

122  Robert W. Chambers, The King in Yellow

123  Frigyes Karinthy, A Journey Round My Skull

124  Peter Beagle, Sleight of Hand

125  Algernon Blackwood, The Damned

126  Boethius, The Theological Tractates and the Consolation of Philosophy

127  Kay Ryan, The Best of It:  New and Selected Poems

128  Emmanuel Kant, Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals

129  Pindar, The Extant Odes of Pindar

130  Elie Wiesel, Night

131  Elie Wiesel, Dawn

132  Elie Wiesel, The Accident/Day

133  Elie Wiesel, The Judges

134  Tibor Moricz, O Peregrino (Portuguese)

135  Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience

136  Henry David Thoreau, Walking

137  Lord Dunsany, A Dreamer's Tale

138  Sadegh Hedayat, The Blind Owl

139  Mark Samuels, The Man Who Collected Machen and Other Weird Tales

140  Michel Tournier, Le Roi des Aulnes

141  Charles Williams, Descent Into Hell

142  Nick Mamatas, Starve Better

143  Eduardo Vaquerizo, La última noche de Hipatia (Spanish)

144  David Albahari, Leeches

145  Oliverio Girondo, En la Masmédula (Spanish; re-read)

146  T.S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral

147  Wallace Fowlie, Rimbaud and Jim Morrison:  The Rebel as Poet

148  Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies (German/English)

149  Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Great English Poets:  Elizabeth Barrett Browning

150  Michael Cisco, The Great Lover

151  Thornton Wilder, The Bridge of San Luis Rey

152  John Locke, Second Treatise of Government


153  Jonathan Strahan (ed.), Eclipse Four

154  Jack London, The Iron Heel

155  Eric Basso, The Beak Doctor

156  Eric Basso, Bartholomew Fair

157  Eric Basso, The Catwalk Watch

158  Eric Basso, Earthworks

159  Eric Basso, The Sabattier Effect

160  Eric Basso, Decompositions

161  Eric Basso, Revagations

162  Eric Basso, The Golem Triptych

163  Gérard de Nerval, Sylvie (French)

164  Gérard de Nerval, Sylvie (English)

165  Paul Verlaine, Poems of Paul Verlaine

166  Roger Manley, Weird Tennessee

167  Eric Basso, Accidental Monsters

168  Eric Basso, The Smoking Mirror

169  Eric Basso, Catafalques

170  Eric Basso, Ghost Light

171  Jeff VanderMeer, Monstrous Creatures

172  Charles G. Finney, The Unholy City

173  Stéphane Mallarme, Pages (French)

174  Ferenc Karinthy, Metropole (re-read)

175  Raymond Queneau, Saint Glinglin

176  José Maria Eça de Queirós, O Mandarim (Portuguese)

177  Katherine Vaz, Saudade

178  Cormac McCarthy, Child of God

179  Cormac McCarthy, Outer Dark

180  William Faulkner, Novels 1942-1954 (Library of America omnibus edition)

181  China Miéville, Embassytown

182  Jeff VanderMeer, The Three Quests of the Wizard Sarnod

183  Jack Finney, The Body Snatchers

184  Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon (re-read)

185  Jeff VanderMeer and S.J. Chambers, The Steampunk Bible

186  John Brunner, Stand on Zanzibar

187 Brian Aldiss, Non-Stop

188  Arthur C. Clarke, The Fountains of Paradise

189  Theodore Sturgeon, More Than Human

190  Frank Turner Hollon, The God File

191  Cormac McCarthy, Sunset Limited

192  Ursula Le Guin, The Dispossessed (re-read)

193  Alfred Bester, The Stars My Destination

In addition, I have read 13 books in June so far, so I'm well on my way to my goal of reading at least 400 books this year.  Any of these books listed you consider a favorite or want to know more about?


acrisalves said...

You've read several works by Eric Basso... but i don't remember seing that name elsewhere.
I'm also curious about Embassytown and Sleight of Hand...

Larry said...

Yeah, the Basso is for a future review sometime between now and August. I reviewed Embassytown last month and found it to be flawed but still more imaginative than most technically sound works that I've read recently. Sleight of Hand is excellent throughout.

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