22 February 2012

Recent Reading

I've done dismally at keeping up with this. At least I can make a list of books, I think, which is probably incomplete, but this is some of what I've been reading lately:

  • Last Night in Twisted River, by John Irving
  • Music Through the Floor, by Eric Puchner
  • We Were Just Kids, by Patti Smith
  • Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood
  • Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood
  • 11/22/63, by Stephen King
  • Anathem, by Neal Stephenson
  • The Sixties, Unplugged, by Gerard DeGroot
  •  Trader of Secrets, by Steve Martini

To Read

Here's a suggestion from Twitter: The Darker Nations, by Vijay Prashad.

From An Evolution of Knowledge:  "...Carl Djerassi's 1989 novel Cantor's Dilemma ...A fascinating overview of the politics of scientific and university research, and creditably written by a senior academic chemist."

Eileen Myles, Inferno and more

Emily Gould And the Heart Says Whatever and more

Wendell Berry

George MacDonald Frasier, the Flashman series

David Guterson: The Other, The Drowned Son

Lynda Barry What it Is

Malcolm Gladwell What the Dog Saw