The Rime of the Postmodern Mariner

More ramblings of Rhys Hughes.

Monday, May 19, 2008

10 Best Books Recently Read

Recently I remarked how I’ve lost a lot of the enthusiasm for reading I had when I was younger… That is mostly true, but it doesn’t mean I haven’t read some excellent books in the past few years.

I’ve kept lists of all the books I’ve read since the start of 2005, a total of 120 books so far. This total will keep increasing, but in the meantime these are the ten best of those books. This list will almost certainly change as time goes on: I’ll update it accordingly.

* Marcovaldo -- Italo Calvino
* Un Bel Morir -- Alvaro Mutis
* Big Planet -- Jack Vance
* Babel 17 -- Samuel Delany
* Roadside Picnic -- Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
* The Ascent of Rum Doodle -- W.E. Bowman
* Moravagine -- Blaise Cendrars
* The Viceroy of Ouidah -- Bruce Chatwin
* We -- Yevgeny Zamyatin
* The Complete Short Stories -- Franz Kafka


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