Book Monster

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

271. The Axe by Sigrid Undset
272. The Snake Pit by Sigrid Undset
273. In the Wilderness by Sigrid Undset
274. The Son Avenger by Sigrid Undset
275. The Trees by Conrad Richter
276. Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
277. A Cool Million by Nathanael West
278. The Book of Salt by Monique Truong
279. The Belovéd Vagabond by William John Locke

Chef (2014/Jon Favreau)

Chef (2014/Jon Favreau)

261. Insatiability by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (+)
262. Kolyma Tales by Varlam Shalamov (+)
263. The Letters of a Portuguese Nun by Gabriel de Guilleragues
264. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
265. Garcia Moreno by Fr. Augustine Berthe
266. The Golden Scarecrow by Hugh Walpole
267. The Vivisector by Patrick White (+)
268. The Enneads by Plotinus
269. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin
270. Quicksand by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki

For those who have never read Patrick WhiteThe Vivisector is probably his most accessible work (although I admit a strong preference for Voss.)

Double Indemnity (1944/Billy Wilder)

Double Indemnity (1944/Billy Wilder)

254. A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
255. A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
256. The Mason-Bees b Jean-Henri Fabre
257. A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
258. Story of O by Pauline Réage
259. The Pelican by August Strindberg
260. Blood Wedding by Federico García Lorca (+)

247. Some Mistakes of Moses by Robert G. Ingersoll (+)
248. The Quest of the Historical Jesus by Albert Schweitzer
249. War and War by László Krasznahorkai
250. Travels with Myself and Another by Martha Gellhorn
251. Satan’s Diary by Leonid Andreyev
252. Considerations on Representative Government by John Stuart Mill
253. The Golden Age by Michal Ajvaz

A man is never such an egotist as at moments of spiritual ecstasy. At such times it seems to him that there is nothing on earth more splendid and interesting than himself.

Lev TolstoyThe Cossacks