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Currently Reading

Angelmaker ~ Nick Harkaway  ◊BOOKER ELIGIBLE◊

and The Tale of Genji ~ Murasaki Shikibu

On Deck:  

Bring Up The Bodies ~ Hilary Mantel

2012 Book List (by rating) – All books clickable to commentary:


Zona: A Book About A Film, About a Journey To A Room ~ Geoff Dyer


Mother Night ~ Kurt Vonnegut

South of the Border, West of the Sun ~ Haruki Murakami

The Song of Achilles ~ Madeline Miller

The Missing of the Somme ~ Geoff Dyer

Photocopies ~ John Berger

Regeneration ~ Pat Barker

The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers ~ Thomas Mullen

The Gods of Gotham ~ Lyndsay Faye

The World Without You ~ Joshua Henkin

Waiting For Sunrise ~ William Boyd ◊BOOKER ELIGIBLE◊


Volt: Stories ~ Alan Heathcock

Watergate: A Novel ~ Thomas Mallon

Pulphead: Essays ~ John Jeremiah Sulliva

Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis ~ Alice Kaplan

The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People who Read Them ~ Elif Batuman


Library Queue/tbr

  • Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd
  • Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel 5-10
  • The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey 5-15
  • Your Name Here by Helen DeWitt with Ilya Gridneff (Fall 2012)
  • Paper Conspiracies ~ Susan Daitch
  • Anatomy of a Disappearance ~ Hisham Matar
  • Sea of Poppies and River of Smoke  ~ Amitav Ghosh
  • There But For The ~ Ali Smith
  • The Line of Beauty and Stranger’s Child ~ Alan Hollinghurst
  • Zone One ~ Colson Whitehead
  • The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories ~ Don DeLillo
  • Cloud Street, Tim Winton
  • Portraits of a Marriage, Sandor Marai
  • The Age of Dreaming, Nina Revoyer
  • The Orange Eats Creeps, Grace Krilanovi

And other TBR/Watch List:

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4 responses to “Books

  1. Chazz, I’m wondering if I could re-post your excellent review of Jim Harrison’s The Great Leader. We’re re-launching our site and adding book reviews. Thanks

  2. Of course, that would be fine.

  3. Thanks, I’ll send you a link.

  4. Chazz, do you accept shitty query letters to review outstanding books?

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