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Posted by John / January 4, 2006

Oh yeah, people still read. Books! What did you read last year? I used to be very good at keeping track, but my diligence in that regard has faded in recent years. Some Montrealers have kept excellent track, however: Blork, for example, absorbed 29 books in 2005. Patrick Tanguay at i.never.nu read 51, which, if this were a competition, would give him a sizable lead over Blork. Sadly, it's not a competition.

Updated: some deep thinking has allowed me to produce my 2005 list. I can't claim that it's complete, and I'm well aware of the unfortunate sausage party quality of it, but, what the hey.

Fortress of Solitude - Jonathan Lethem
Everything Is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
Strong Motion - Jonathan Franzen
The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim - David Sedaris
Survivor - Chuck Palahniuk
Choke - Chuck Palahniuk
The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine Streamline Baby - Tom Wolfe
Time out of Joint - Philip K. Dick
Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke
Motherless Brooklyn - Jonathan Lethem
Oblivion - David Foster Wallace
The Floating Opera - John Barth
Chimera - John Barth
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
Critique of Cynical Reason - Peter Sloterdijk
The Emperor - Ryszard Kapuscinski



Sara / January 4, 2006 at 01:33 pm
hey, you also read schroedinger's cat by robert anton wilson. unless you were lying about that.
J Mac / January 4, 2006 at 04:53 pm
Yeah, I'm pretty sure there's more, too. I also forgot about the book about improving your memory. Waka waka.
Cat / January 6, 2006 at 11:30 am
I don't like sci-fi, but I like Dick (heh, heh). Time out of Joint, especially.

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