Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Recommended Texts

A student in my first-year seminar requested I post a list of recommended reading, and viewing, so here goes:


Kurt Vonnegut

Margaret Atwood

Milan Kundera

Paul Theroux

Cormac McCarthy

John Irving

Barbara Kingsolver

Ralph Ellison

James Baldwin


Cat's Cradle (Breakfast of Champions), Kurt Vonnegut

The Handmaid's Tale (Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood), Margaret Atwood

No Country for Old Men (The Road, All the Pretty Horses), Cormac McCarthy

A Prayer for Owen Meany, (The World According to Garp) John Irving

The Reader, Bernhard Schlink

Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides

Millenium Trilogy (The Girl series), Stieg Larsson

Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera

Prodigal Summer, Barbara Kingsolver

American Gods, Neil Gaiman

1Q84, Haruki Murakami

Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro

Divisadero, Michael Ondaatje


Raising Arizona (No Country for Old Men, all Coen Brothers films)

I Am Sam

Notting Hill

The American (novel also)

Blade Runner

A River Runs through It




Comics/Graphic Novels

Batman: Year One

Cerebus (series)

Daredevil: The Man without Fear

The Sandman (series), Gaiman

V for Vendetta

* Just a taste in all categories, FYI

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