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Book and Movie Recommendations

At some point I hope to have a newsletter up and running, which will feature new books/articles I recommend. Or maybe I'll do this in a blog... Hmmm. This whole endeavor is a work in progress. Forgive me if it seems scattered, and please, don't hesitate to write with any thoughts you might have on improving the site.

That said, here are some books that I love and recommend. Over time I will add more. I hope you enjoy.


James Salter: Light Years, A Sport and a Pastime, Solo Faces, Dusk, Last Night, Burning the Days
Tim O’Brien: Going After Cacciato, The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods
Cormac McCarthy: Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, No Country for Old Men, The Road
Milan Kundera: The Unbearable Lightness of Being
A.S. Byatt: Elementals, The Djinn and the Nightingale’s Eye, Possession, Angels and Insects
Colm Toibin: The Heather Blazing, The Blackwater Lightship, Brooklyn, The Master, The Story of the Night, The South
Kazuo Ishiguro The Remains of the Day, A Pale View of Hills
J.M. Coetzee: Disgrace
Don Delillo: Underworld, White Noise
Jill Paton Walsh: Knowledge of Angels
Yann Martel: The Life of Pi
Kent Haruf: Plainsong
E.L. Doctorow: Ragtime, Billy Bathgate
John Irving: The World According to Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Hotel New Hampshire, A Widow for One Year
Andre Dubus: Selected Stories
Thom Jones: The Pugilist at Rest
Martin Amis: Einstein's Monsters, London Fields
Donna Tartt: The Secret History
Jeanette Winterson: The Passion, Written on the Body
Markus Zusak: The Book Thief
Gabriel Carcia Marquez One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera
Frederick Reiken: The Odd Sea
Michael Frayn: Headlong
Richard Ford: The Sportswriter
Jack Finney Time and Again
Philip Pullman: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass


F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Crack Up, Collected Stories
Evelyn Waugh: Brideshead Revisited
D.H. Lawrence: Women in Love, Sons and Lovers
Ernest Hemingway: A Moveable Feast, The Sun Also Rises, The Old Man and the Sea
Mikhail Lermontov: A Hero of Our Time
Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment
Paul Bowles: The Sheltering Sky
Graham Greene The End of the Affair
Raymond Carver: Where I’m Calling From, Cathedral, Call If You Need Me
Bernard Malamud: The Natural, Collected Stories
Walker Percy: The Movie Goer
James Leo Herlihy: Midnight Cowboy
Richard Yates: Revolutionary Road
J.D. Salinger: Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey, Raise High the Roofbeams, Nine Stories
Ford Maddox Ford: The Good Soldier
Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina, War and Peace
Truman Capote: Breakfast at Tiffany's, In Cold Blood, Answered Prayers
Colette: Cheri and the Last of Cheri, Gigi
Antoine de Saint-Exupery: The Little Prince
J.M. Barrie: Peter Pan
A.A. Milne: Winnie the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young, Now We Are Six
Kenneth Graham: The Wind in the Willows
Wallace Stegner: Crossing to Safety, Angle of Repose
Flannery O'Conner: A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Alexandre Dumas: The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Christo
Rafael Sabatini: Scaramouche, Captain Blood
Baroness Emmuska Orczy: The Scarlet Pimpernel


David Lindsey: Mercy, Requiem for a Glass Heart, Absence of Light, The Color of Night
Phillip Margolin: Gone but not Forgotten, Wild Justice, After Dark
Michael Connelly: The Concrete Blonde, The Poet, Blood Work, Void Moon
Patricia Highsmith: Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Water, The Tremor of Forgery
Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye, Farewell My Lovely, The Lady in the Lake
Dashiell Hammett: The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man
James Ellroy: White Jazz, L.A. Confidential
Elmore Leonard: Get Shorty
George V. Higgins: The Friends of Eddy Coyle
Jim Thompson: After Dark My Sweet, The Grifters, The Getaway, Savage Night, The Killer Inside Me
Thomas Harris: Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal
Stephen Hunter: Point of Impact, Time to Hunt, Hot Springs
Scott Turow: Presumed Innocent,
Richard North Patterson: Degree of Guilt, Protect and Defend