Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Mike Book Club

Listen to me, not to Oprah! Get your modern American literature here...

William T. Vollmann: You Bright and Risen Angels, Rising Up and Rising Down (7 volumes if you can, 1 volume if you must), Imperial

Don Delillo: White Noise, Mao II, Underworld, Libra

Thomas Pynchon: Crying of Lot 49, V, Gravity's Rainbow, Mason & Dixon, Against the Day (okay, I'd really recommend it all, so add Vineland and Inherent Vice)

Cormac McCarthy: Blood Meridian, The Orchard Keeper, No Country for Old Men

Philip Roth: American Pastoral, Portnoy's Complaint, Zuckerman Unbound

Saul Bellow: Herzog, Seize the Day, Adventures of Augie March

John Updike: Rabbit novels

John Irving: A Prayer for Owen Meany, Water Method Man

Vladimir Nabokov: Ada, Pale Fire, Lolita, Pnin

Kurt Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan, Galapagos, Breakfast of Champions, Player Piano

Tim O'Brien: Going After Cacciato

William Gaddis: The Recognitions, Agape Agape

Jack Kerouac: On the Road, Visions of Cody, Big Sur

William S. Burroughs: Western Lands, Naked Lunch, Nova Express

Okay, I was just venting a little bit...

Thursday, February 4, 2010