Book Monster

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

The glorious deeds of heroism would indeed be praiseworthy if they had not been accomplished with the injury and death of many others.

—Hans Jacob Christoph von Grimmelshausen, Simplicissimus

House (1977/Nobuhiko Ôbayashi)

House (1977/Nobuhiko Ôbayashi)

438. Storm of Steel by Ernst Jürgen
439. Lyrics from the Chinese by Helen Waddell
440. Under the Skin by Michel Faber
441. Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
442. The Coast of Bohemia by William Dean Howells
443. An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
444. The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes
445. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald
446. The True History of the Elephant Man by Michael Howell
447. A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif
448. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

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