Book Monster

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

In all affairs, love, religion, politics, or business, it’s a healthy idea, now and then, to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.

—Bertrand Russell

Tess (1979/Roman Polanski) 

Tess (1979/Roman Polanski) 

433. Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain
434. My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler
435. The Civil War, Vol. 2 by Shelby Foote
436. The Grand Turk by John Freely
437. La Reine Margot by Alexandre Dumas

I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false, is guilty of falsehood; and the accidental truth of the assertion, does not justify or excuse him.

—Abraham Lincoln, Letter to Allen N. Ford, August 11, 1846

424. Death and the Dervish by Meša Selimović
425. Nightingale Wood by Stella Gibbons
426. The Card by Arnold Bennett
427. A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe
428. The Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea
429. The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
430. The Inimitable Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
431. The Civil War, Vol. 1 by Shelby Foote
432. Zealot by Reza Aslan

Italo Calvino interviewed on ‘Bookmark’ in 1985