09 September 2007

Books I remember reading this year

The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (took me two years to finish)
The Mediterranean (vols. 1 and 2), by Fernand Braudel (highly recommended)
Against the Day, by Thomas Pyncheon (1120 pp.)
Moby Dick, by Herman Melville (very colorful language, lots of whale info)
Midnight´s Children, by Salman Rushdie (read mostly at night in the Peruvian Andes)
Shakespeare: A Life, by Park Honan (not good)
As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner (a study in dialect)
The Sublime Object of Ideology, by Slavoj Zizek ($ <> a)
Middlemarch, by George Eliot (in honor of Devin Griffiths)
The Chrysanthemum and the Sword, by Ruth Benedict
The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende
The Harafish, by Naguib Mahfouz
The Master of Go, by Yasunari Kawabata
The Mosquito Coast, by Paul Theroux
Shutting Out the Sun, by Michael Zielenziger
Importing Diversity, by David L. McConnell
A Wild Sheep Chase, by Haruki Murakami
The Tale of the Heike (as much as I could)
Lucky Jim, by Kingsley Amis (recommended to me by Maurine Corrigan)
The Portrait of a Lady, by Henry James
Tess of the d'Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy

...currently working on Paul Theroux´s Dark Star Safari, which is helping me through the hard times of travel, and Rabelais´ Gargantua and Pantagruel.

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