Maxximillian Dafoe

What I Just Finished Reading

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.  Following is what I’ve read most recently.

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.  Now, without further ado, here’s what I’ve read….

June 2010
The Well Fed Writer bPeter Bowerman
The Game by Laurie R. King

April 16th, 2010
The Game by Laurie R. King
Book of Poisons by Stevens and Bannon
Wisdom of the Mystic Masters by Joseph Weed

May 2010
A Crime In The Neighborhood by Suzanne Berne
Sticks & Scones by Diane Mott Davidson

March 2010
by Tom Harris

Late February 2010
Down Around Midnight by Robert Sabbag
Murder Unprompted by Simon Brett

February 1st, 2010
The Harvest by Amy Hempel (Recommended by Chuck Palahniuk)
Today Will Be a Quiet Day by Amy Hempel
Offertory by Amy Hempel

before February 1, 2010
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie
Sicken And So Die by Simon Brett

February 1, 2010
In the Deathroom by Stephen King
Lunch at the Gotham Cafe by Stephen King

February 1, 2010
The Boogeyman by Stephen King
The Doctor’s Case by Stephen King

February 1, 2010
Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
From A Buick 8 by Stephen King

February 1, 2010
Sellevision by Augusten Burroughs
Duma Key by Stephen King
When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris
Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs

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