Book Monster

Conquering literature one book at a time
(to say nothing of the movies)

Are not half our lives spent in reproaches for foregone actions, of the true nature and consequences of which we were wholly ignorant at the time?

Herman MelvilleMardi and a Voyage Thither

368. Aaron’s Rod by D.H. Lawrence
369. Armance by Stendhal
370. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
371. The Ordeal of Richard Feverel by George Meredith
372. Jackson’s Dilemma by Iris Murdoch
373. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
374. Pioneer Life Among the Loyalists in Upper Canada by Walter S. Herrington
375. A Tale of a Tub by Jonathan Swift
376. An English Woman-Sergeant in the Serbian Army by Flora Sandes
377. Mafeking Road and Other Stories by Herman Charles Bosman (+)
378. A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman
379. Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo (+)
380. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
381. Mocha Dick: Or the White Whale of the Pacific by J.N. Reynolds

Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one’s luck.

Iris Murdoch

For to enter the palace of learning at the great gate requires an expense of time and forms, therefore men of much haste and little ceremony are content to get in by the back-door.

Jonathan SwiftA Tale of a Tub

355. James Joyce by Richard Ellmann (+)
356. The Hundred Days by Patrick O’Brian
357. On Tangled Paths by Theodor Fontane
358. The Doll by Bolesław Prus (+)
359. Confessions of a Young Man by George Moore
360. After the Divorce by Grazia Deledda
361. Maldoror by Comte de Lautreamont (+)
362. The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter (+)
363. Blue at the Mizzen by Patrick O’Brian
364. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
365. Solar by Ian McEwan
366. The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser
367. The Skin by Curzio Malaparte (+)

For whatsoever from one place doth fall,
Is with the tide unto an other brought:
For there is nothing lost, that may be found, if sought.

Edmund SpenserThe Faerie Queene