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Books I Have Read This Year

  • Ge Fei: The Invisibility Cloak (*****)
  • Christopher Hitchens: The Trial Of Henry Kissinger (*****)
  • Budd Schulberg: What Makes Sammy Run? (***)
  • Ernest Hemingway: A Moveable Feast (****)
  • Stefan Zweig: Beware Of Pity (***)
  • Kurt Vonnegut: Look At The Birdie (*****)
  • Norman Mailer: The Deer Park (***)
  • J. Maarten Troost: Lost On Planet China (*****)
  • Arthur Hailey: In High Places (****)
  • Andre Gide: If It Die... (***)
  • Mai Jia: In The Dark (***)
  • Gao Xingjian: One Man's Bible (***)
  • Stacy Schiff: Véra (***)
  • Eugene O'Neill: The Iceman Cometh (*****)
  • Tom Sharpe: The Wilt Inheritance (*****)
  • Sarah Gaddis: Swallow Hard (***)
  • Tom Sharpe: The Gropes (****)
  • Max Barry: Lexicon (****)
  • William Faulkner: As I Lay Dying (*****)
  • Tom Tryon: Night Magic (***)
  • Haruki Murakami: Sputnik Sweetheart (****)
  • St. John Perse: Anabasis (****)
  • Miguel Ángel Asturias: Strong Wind (**)
  • Emily Dickinson : The Complete Poems (*****)
  • Woody Allen: Mere Anarchy (*)
  • Molière (trans. Richard Wilbur): The School For Husbands/The Imaginary Cuckold/Lovers' Quarrels (*****)
  • Benjamin Franklin: The Autobiography/Poor Richard's Almanack/Later Writings (****)
  • Michael Crichton: The Andromeda Strain (****)
  • Albert Camus: The First Man (****)
  • Voltaire: Candide And Other Stories (*****)
  • Nicholas Shakespeare: Bruce Chatwin (*****)
  • Gao Xingjian: Buying A Fishing Rod For My Grandfather (***)
  • Gore Vidal: Dark Green, Bright Red (*****)
  • Mao Dun: The Shop Of The Lin Family/Spring Silkworms (*****)
  • P.G. Wodehouse: Pelican At Blandings (*****)
  • Mark Twain: Pudd'nhead Wilson (****)
  • Norman Mailer: An American Dream (***)
  • Carl Sandburg: Abraham Lincoln /The Prairie Years (****)
  • Amos Oz: The Hill Of Evil Counsel (***)
  • Can Xue: Old Floating Cloud (***)
  • J.P. Dunleavy: A Singular Man (**)
  • Vladimir Nabokov: Glory (****)
  • Irwin Shaw: Nightwork (****)
  • Philip Roth: Goodbye, Columbus (*****)
  • José Saramago: All The Names (****)
  • Max Frisch: I'm Not Stiller (**)
  • John O'Hara: The O'Hara Generation (*****)
  • Paul Auster: The Brooklyn Follies (****)
  • David Foster Wallace: The Pale King
  • Juvenal: The Sixteen Satires (***)
  • Charles M. Schulz: Peanuts Treasury (*****)
  • Robert Byron: The Road To Oxiana (*)
  • The Metapysical Poets (The Penguin Poets) (*****)
  • Gustave Flaubert: Three Tales (****)
  • Frédéric Mistral: The Memoirs (***)
  • Charles Baudelaire: The Intimate Journals (****)
  • Charles Baudelaire: Paris Spleen (****)
  • Roald Dahl: The Collected Short Stories (*****)
  • Mark Twain: The Innocents Abroad (****)
  • Richard Bernstein: China 1945 (*****)
  • Bertolt Brecht: The Good Person Of Szechwan (*****)
  • Bertolt Brecht: Baal/A Man's A Man/The Elephant Calf (**)
  • Ezra Pound: ABC Of Reading (*****)
  • Friedrich Reck: Diary Of A Man In Despair (*****)
  • William J. Mann: How To Be A Movie Star (****)
  • (ed.) John Gross: The Oxford Book Of Comic Verse (*****)
  • Richard Dawkins: The God Delusion (**)
  • Robertson Davies: High Spirits (*****)
  • Lew Wallace: Ben-Hur (***)
  • T.E. Lawrence: The Seven Pillars Of Wisdom (**)
  • James Hogg: The Private Memoirs And Confessions Of A Justified Sinner (****)
  • Peter Ustinov: Dear Me (****)
  • Imre Kertész: Kaddish For A Child Not Born (*****)
  • Henry Roth: Call It Sleep (*****)
  • Barbara W.Tuchman: The Proud Tower (****)
  • Richard Hughes: A High Wind In Jamaica (****)
  • Ernest Hemingway: Winner Take Nothing (****)
  • Rainer Maria Rilke: Letters To A Young Poet (*****)
  • John Hersey: A Bell For Adano (****)
  • John P Marquand: Sincerely, Willis Wayde (***)
  • Juan Ramón Jiménez: Platero And I (*****)
  • Jerzy Kosinski: Cockpit (****)
  • Beaumarchais: The Barber Of Seville/The Marriage Of Figaro (****)
  • Eric Nadel and Craig R. Wright: The Man Who Stole First Base (****)
  • Bill Naughton: Alfie (****)
  • Robert Harris: Pompeii (****)
  • David Halberstam: Summer Of '49 (*****)
  • James Baldwin: Giovanni's Room (****)
  • Charles Webb: The Graduate (*****)
  • John Mortimer: Quite Honestly (**)
  • André Malraux: Man's Fate (****)
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September 13, 2018

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