Friday, August 04, 2006

Book List

I posted this list in the comments over on The Gnostic World of Candy Minx under her post, 13 Box office flops I love..... I thought I would repeat here. I'd love to hear what books you'd like to read again, too. These are in no particular order.....
13 books I'd like to read again, just because:

1. The Salesman by Joseph O'Connor
2. The Shape of Content by Ben Shahn
3. The Odessa Stories by Isaac Babel
4. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
5. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
6. Marcovaldo by Italo Calvino
7. The Wind-up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami
8. The Master of Go by Yasunari Kawabata
9. The Success and Failure of Picasso by John Berger
10. Trout Madness by Robert Traver
11. What the Crow said by Robert Kroetsch
12. General Ludd by John Metcalf
13. Gun Before Butter by Nicolas Freeling


Wandering Coyote said...

I have never heard of any of these!

Timmer said...

I have read none of your list.
The Success and Failure of Picasso by John Berger must be very interesting though, I will read it.

mister anchovy said...

OK, start with Marcovaldo, then. It's a delightful little read. Then we'll talk....

tshsmom said...

Children's books seem to top my re-read list. Maybe this is because my kids are now too big to sit on my lap while I read to them.

Unfortunately I have to read so much for homeschooling and researching Z's learning disabilities, I can't keep up with my current reading list, much less re-reads. :(

Candy Minx said...

O re-read a few books.

I read Franny and Zooey by Salinger about once a year or so.

Any Shakespeare, I've read Hamlet five or six times. I've read Antony and Cleopatra about 4 times. there is always somethign new within his stories.

Blood Meridian I have read and re-read about a dozen times.

Read One River twice.

I would like to re-read The Man Who Was thursday by G.K. Chesterton again.

I would like to re-read The Confidence Man by Melville again too.

Candy Minx said...

Hey, I was trying to find the topic of "artists" and it has occured to me that there is likely a finacial benefit to artists being used as a term for songwriters and musicians. First, the tem came about from "recording artist" then I know in Ireland, if you are an artist you get a very incredible tax benefit. Even U2 and Bob Geldolf barely pay taxes because they are wonder they do so much social activism...?

follow the money and it usually explains trends...? No?

mister anchovy said...

My father used to say, "Son, you could sell shit on a stick if you market it well enough". The concept is clear - everything that brings in money for the big record companies must by art....I don't think it has to do with tax benefits at all. You're right though, saying follow the money. When we were in school, Bloore used to say, "I'm a simple painter" the time, I thought that was peculiar, but now, I think he was right on. The A word has been co-opted completely to make a bunch of executives more and more money.

Bridget Jones said...

"go"? Did I see "go" in a title? You play?

Some one else besides my ex plays go?

YAY!!!!! (I do too)!!!!