I thought I’d post my reads for the last year.
( I have nothing to blog about and I feel inadequate )
Honestly, maybe I’m trying to figure out what direction I should be going with my new project.
Or something smart like that.
Here are the books that have haunted/inspired/bored me.
In no particular order.
Clive Barker, Sacrament
Plays by Miller and others, Actor’s guide to the great American plays of the 40s and 50s
Phillip K Dick , Do androids dream of electric sheep ?-
Thomas Harris, Silence of the lambs
Maya Angelou, I know why the caged birds sing
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
Steve Lopez, The soloist
Dean Koontz, Intensity
Jane Austen, Sense and sensibility ( only half of it, I almost barfed, I was so bored )
Plato, The republic
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
Henry Miller , Tropic of cancer ( thank you Henry )
Randy Shilts, And the band played on. ( LOVED IT )
Dean Koontz, The servants of Twilight
Oscar Wilde, The picture of Dorion Gray and In Profundis
Tennesse Williams, The glass menagerie
Harold Pinter, The birthday party
Maya Angelou, Singin’ and swingin’ and getting merry like Christmas
Ayn Rand, The romantic manifesto
Alice Walker, The Color Purple
Jeannette Winterson, Oranges are not the only fruit
T.S. Eliot, The cocktail party
Carlos Fuentes, The death of Artemio Cruz ( my new favorite novel )
Lian De Pougy, My blue notebooks
Jon Rappoport, AIDS Inc, the scandal of a century
Martin Cruz Smith, Gorky Park
Oliver Tambo, Preparing for power
Stephen King, On writing
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit jungle
Sarah Winters, Tipping the velvet
Dorothee Allison, Bastard out of Carolina
Sarah Shulman, Stage Struck : Theater, AIDS and the marketing of gay America
Horace Wadpole, The castle of Otranto
T.J. English, The Westies
Jamaica Kincaid, My brother
Jim Grimsley, Dream Boy ( unforgettable )
Timothy James Beck, Someone like you
Mark Merlis, American Studies
Timothy James Beck, It had to be you
Wendell Ricketts, Everything I have is blue
Arthur Miller, The Crucible
Marianne K. Martin, Never ending
Bernard Cornell, The pale Horseman
Joel Carmichael, Karl Marx, the passionate logician
John Goulet, The human ape
Tenzin Gyatso, Mémoires du Dalai Lama
Fredrich Nietzche, The birth of a tragedy, and The genealogy of morals
Gorbatchev, Mes mémoires
After analyzing that list, I’m left feeling a little bit CONFUSED. It’s like my Ipod play list. Where’s the line between eclectic and multiple personality disorder ?
Nine out of the ten voices in my head say I’ve crossed it.