Maxximillian Dafoe

Books are sexy.

In literature, sherlock holmes, What I just Finished Reading on November 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm

As you may well guess, titles in contrasting color are highly recommended.  If I find a book particularly thrilling, I’ll recommend it.  I enjoy many books- though I do not recommend them all.  Those in brighter colors I found wildly entertaining or in some cases, deliciously diabolical.  You’ll find no romance novels here, nor heartbreaking drama.  I do not care to read A River Runs Through It.  Neither 7 Pounds–compelling though surely they may be–  I need the pulse to quicken.  I need to be compelled to hurl the book across the room as I exclaim, “Bullshit!” or “No fuckin’ way!!!” only to gingerly run to pick it up  and turning in circles, read the passage over again.  Of course, what it boils down to, in my humble, is a matter of both mood and taste.  Augusten Burroughs’ Sellevision is a far cry from Agatha Christie’s Poirot mysteries and I require both.  Last year, my favorite novel was Calisto by Torsten Krol.  Bad Things Happen, a mystery novel by Harry Dolan was so exciting that I had to stop reading it every few chapters to twitter about how f-ing fabulous the characters and story were.  I have other favorites– for instance, The Tummy Trilogy by Calvin Trillin, an avid eater who writes solely about great food in unexpected places and I laughed out loud in public while reading My Goat Ate Its Own Legs by Alex Burrett.  Now, without further ado, here’s what I’ve read lately….

October 2011
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

September 2011
DON’T  OPEN THIS BOOK! by Lawrence Block
THE BURGLAR IN THE CLOSET selected by Marvin Kaye

August 2011
A CENTURY OF BRITISH MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE edited by Anne Perry
100 DASTARDLY DETECTIVE STORIES edited by Roboert Weinberg, Stean Dziemianowics & Martin H. Greenberg

And by the way, if you’re an writer and having judged me by my reading list, you think you’d like me to read your work(s), please feel free to drop me a line.  Leave me a comment or a message on Twitter.  AND if you’re reading this and you have  a book that you found AMAZING, leave a comment with the book title and author.

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