Friday, May 19, 2006

book to the future

i've withheld jotting down lists here for as long as i could: today i fold. here's my last year in book. approxiately (it's probably more like the last 2 years, just to sound more smarter and this is in no particular chronological order.)

*The Englishman's Boy - Guy Vanderhaeghe
The Final Crossing - Guy Vanderhaeghe
*The Crossing - Cormac McCarthy
*Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
*Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
*Foundation - Isaac Asimov
*Bone Doll's Twin - Lynn Flewelling
The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan
The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
The Future of Architecture - Frank Lloyd Wright
*A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought) - Vernor Vinge
*The Untouchable - John Banville
House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski
The Boat Who Wouldn't Float - Farley Mowat
Embryos, Galaxies and Sentient Beings - Richard Grossinger
*The Poetics of Space - Gaston Bachelard
Harry Potter, 1-6 - J.K. Rulestheworld
Sea Stories (The Nigger of "Narcissus", Lord Jim and Typhoon) - Joseph Conrad
Ender's Game (again), Speaker for the Dead - Orson Scott Card
The Magus - John Fowles
*Justine (Alexandria Quartet) - Lawrence Durrell
*One River - Wade Davis
Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
*Neuromancer (yet again) - William Gibson
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

* = I recommend
There's more, but my brain is little more than a tuborous root when it comes to book tracking.

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I walk through the alleys a lot, they're great ways to circumnaviagate the commercial streets both quickly, get lost in thought and see some honest buildings... this particular tuesday, i saw some fake poo in the alley. I thought to myself 'that poo looks fake' and went to pick it up. Then I remembered where I was, and on closing on the poo, it now an armspan away, it didn't look as fake anymore. I thought to myself: ah, only in Montreal would they have fake looking real poo, and not real looking fake poo.


pagno said...

tom! i'm so excited you mention neuromancer (yet again). i'd forgotten about it. i gotta get around to reading that asap! gracie!

Anonymous said...

found you again, buster. you're a tough nut to google.