18 August 2008

And now for the gents...

This post is part #7 in a series of 10 rants about my ex-books. Parts #1 and #2 will help to set the scene. Parts #3, #4 , #5 and #6 contain relevant squawking.

I won't be giving these gentleman an adequate introduction. The broken space bar on my laptop is proving to be more obnoxious than the missing Y and arrow keys. I removed the space bar key so I didn't have to typelikethis (the other keys were lost thanks to dropping my Shakespeare anthology on my computer...twice). Now I can't get the damn thing back on. Without the space bar, I need to hit this tiny sensor and that can only (painstakingly) be done using my right index finger.

It's too bad that this fragment of The List has so little introduction. There are so many enjoyable reads, both heady and hysterical (sometimes simultaneously). Can you tell that my infatuations tend to be literary?

Modern Fiction by Men

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

by Ian McEwan

Black Dogs by Ian McEwan

Saturday by Ian McEwan

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore

Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje (technically an autobiography, but reads like fiction and it's Ondaatje for crying out loud)

Diary by Chuck Palahniuk

Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins

Cinnamon Gardens by Shyam Selvadurai


Anonymous said...

Enough with this witch hunt, I've been accused! Dammit Crow, GIVE ME MY NAME!
Uh... I mean, I have one of your books sorry!

k. crow said...

Just one?

Anonymous said...

Since I'm Henry the Honest, it's the Mark Haddon book. I liked it a lot, however, the main character I found to be extremely annoying. I know, I know, call me insensitive BUT *refrains from commenting in public forum* I'll tell you later.

Anonymous said...

Send you back to the 50's with your dirty little lists. You got a pillow with McCarthy's face on it. Don't ya Crow?

you're right, I have a few others, or maybe just one. Do I get something for being honest?

k. crow said...

Ugh, tell me about it. I was feeling like a tyrant by post #2.

I can only think of two books on the list with your name on it. I think your beloved roomie's got you beat.

For your honesty, dear Henry, you may hang onto Code of the Woosters. I also promise not to smack you with the book about the mentally disabled boy even if it is tempting to think about.