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On My (Hospital) Bedside Table
January 3, 2010, 4:01 pm
Filed under: Reading

One of the handy things about Facebook is it gives me a handy way of recording what books I’ve read (anal, maybe, but it’s nice to track it). So, 2009 – a lot more “fantasy” than I usually bother with, because hefty but uncomplicated epics suit hospitals very well.

Amanda Petrusich – It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music

Barney Hoskyns – Lowside Of The Road: A Life Of Tom Waits

Barry Gifford – Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels

Brett Easton Ellis – The Informers

Brian Hinton – South By SouthWest: A Roadmap To Alternative Country

Carson McCullers  – Reflections In The Golden Eye

Carson McCullers – Ballad Of The Sad Cafe

Charles Bukowski – Ham On Rye

Charles E Jones – The Black Panthers

Cheeta – Me, Cheeta: The Autobiography

China Mieville – Perdido Street Station

China Mieville – The City & The City

China Mieville – The Iron Council

China Mieville – The Scar

Clinton Heylin – Babylon’s Burning: From Punk To Grunge

Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000: The Year’s Finest Writing on Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, and More

Da Capo Best Music Writing 2001: The Year’s Finest Writing on Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, and More

Dalton Trumbo – Johnny Got His Gun

David Sedaris – Holidays On Ice

David Sedaris – Me Talk Pretty One Day

David Sheppard – On Some Faraway Beach: The Life and Times of Brian Eno

David Toop – Exotica

Douglas Coupland – Generation A

Ernest Hemingway – To Have And To Have Not

Evelyn Waugh – Vile Bodies

Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Love In The Time Of Cholera

Gideon Defoe – The Pirates In An Adventure With Napoleon

HP Lovecraft – Omnibus #3

Hubert Selby Jr – The Demon

Iain Banks – The Business

Ian Bone – Bash The Rich

Ian Penman – Vital Signs

JG Ballard – Cocaine Nights

JG Ballard – Millenium People

JG Ballard – Super Cannes

John  Ajvide Lindquist – Let The Right One In

John Ajvide Lindquist – Handling The Undead

John Fante – The Bandini Quartet

John Steinbeck – Cannery Row

John Steinbeck – Sweet Thursday

Jon Ronson – Them: Adventures With Extremists

Jonathan Coe – The Closed Circle

Joseph Conrad – Heart of Darkness

Joseph O’Neill – Netherland

Julian Cope – Head On / Repossesed

Kurt Vonnegut  – Slaughterhouse 5

Kurt Vonnegut – Cat’s Cradle

Kurt Vonnegut – Hocus Pocus

Kurt Vonnegut – Timequake

Lester Bangs – Psychotic Reactions & Carburettor Dung

Luke Haines – Bad Vibes: Britpop & My Part In Its Downfall

Margaret Atwood – Oryx & Crake

Max Decharne – Kings Road

McSweeney’s Mammoth Treasury Of Thrilling Tales

Merlin Coverley – Psychogeography

Michael Chabon – Maps & Legends

Muriel Spark – The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie

Nathaniel West – Day Of The Locust

Neal Stephenson – Cryptonomicon

Neil Gaiman – American Gods

Neil Gaiman – Neverwhere

Neil Gaiman – The Graveyard Book

Nicola Barker – Five Miles From Outer Hope

Peter Biskind – Seeing Is Believing: How Hollywood Taught Us To Stop Worrying & Love The Fifties

Peter Carey – The Tax Inspector

Philip K Dick – A Scanner Darkly

Sam Fentress – Bible Road: Signs of Faith In The American Landscape

Sebastian Horsley – Dandy In The Underworld

Simon Reynolds – Totally Wired

Stephan Aust – The Baader Meinhof Complex

Terence Blacker – You Cannot Live as I Have Lived and Not End Up Like This: The Thoroughly Disgraceful Life and Times of Willie Donaldson

Tim Krabbe – The Rider

Tove Jansson – The Complete Moomins Comic Strip Book 2

Tove Jansson – The Complete Moomins Comic Strip Book 3

William Faulkner – Collected Stories

Phew! Etc

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[…] WordPress.com Tottering Piles January 2, 2011, 3:39 pm Filed under: Reading Last year I listed all the books I’d read in 2009 – a crazy amount because of the amount of time I’d spent bedbound, post-accident, either in hospital or at home. The list is here. […]

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