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message 1: by Steve (last edited Jun 11, 2008 09:31AM) (new)

Steve 2008 so far

1. Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
2. Only Child by Andrew Vachss
3. Adverbs by Daniel Handler
4. Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh
5. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
6. Myra Breckinridge by Gore Vidal
7. Mockingbird by Walter Tevis
8. Stark by Edward Bunker
9. The Known World by Edward P. Jones
10. The Grotesque by Patrick McGrath
11. Asylum by Patrick McGrath
12. Castle Waiting Vol. 1 by Linda Medley
13. Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
14. The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
15. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
16. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay by Michael Chabon


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Steve 17. Later, at the Bar by Rebecca Barry
18. The Russian Debutante's Handbook by Gary Shteyngart


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Steve 19. A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby


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Steve 20. Forgetfulness by Ward Just
21. The Sea by John Banville


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Hey Steve,

Have you read any of Banville's earlier books? The Sea is good, but I think both Book of Evidence and Eclipse are better. It's nice to see someone reading him at all, though!


message 6: by Steve (last edited Jul 24, 2008 09:47AM) (new)

Steve I've not read anything else by him. I'm not crazy about "the Sea" -- I think I've read one too many "middle-aged white dude looking back at his youth" novels -- but he's a gifted enough scribe to make me curious about more. I'll keep those titles in mind.


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Steve 22. The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu


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Steve 23. Old Man's War by John Scalzi


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Steve 24. Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson


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Steve 25. Darkness at Noon -- Arthur Koestler
26. American Gods -- Neil Gaiman
27. The Moviegoer -- Walker Percy
28. Bright Lights, Big City -- Jay McInerney
29. The Ghost Brigades -- John Scalzi



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Steve 30. Clockers -- Richard Price


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