Friday, August 26, 2011

2011 Reading List thus far

Because gardening just isnt' enough...

January- Life of Pi, Shining City (a play), Ruined (a play); The Sunset Limited (a novel in dramatic form)

February- Nobody Move (a novel); Vagabonding (travel stories/advice)

March- The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific (travel story); Pillowman (a play); Assorted Malcolm Gladwell articles; Anthem (a short novel); Still Life With Woodpecker (novel)

April- Promethea: Book 1 (Comic); Batman: Killing Joke (Comic); Drinking Arak Off an Ayatollah’s Beard (Travel/History); assorted Stephen Jay Gould essays from Eight Little Piggies; assorted issues of Spawn (1-6) (Comic)

May- What Is The What (a non-fiction novel(yes))

June and July- Getting Stoned With Savages (travel)

July- Waiting for Godot (a play)

August- Mountains of Madness (story by H.P. Lovecraft)

"A voice from other epochs belongs in a graveyard of other epochs. As it was, however, the noise shattered all our profoundly seated adjustments- all our tacit acceptance of the inner-antarctic as a waste utterly and irrevocably void of every vestige of normal life. What we heard was not the fabulous note of any buried blasphemy of elder earth from whose supernal toughness an age-denied polar sun had evoked a monstrous response. Instead, it was a thing so mockingly normal and so unerringly familiarized by our sea days off Victoria Land and our camp days at McMurdo Sound that we shuddered to think of it here, where such things ought not to be. To be brief- it was simply the raucous squawking of a penguin."
-H.P. Lovecraft, excerpt taken from Mountains of Madness

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