Tuesday, March 06, 2007

What I read: 1988

What do you care what I read in 1988? Nothing, of course, but I do. As I get older (I was 20 in 1983 when I started keeping track of the books I read) I find myself more and more in the position of looking at a stack of books on my shelves by, say, Cornell Woolrich and they all have the word "Black" in the title. I know I've read a couple but I can't remember which ones. Fortunately, I've been maintaining a little list in a little brown book since April 1983 of all the books I've read (or at least attempted). By putting this list here it will be searchable. I may ultimately put at least some of it in something like LibraryThing, but for now I'll be putting it here. The advantage is that the blog is quick and dirty, without a lot of effort per entry. The books are in the order I read them.

By way of adding some value to the list, I'll italicize any work that I remember as being particularly wonderful

  1. Thunderball by Ian Fleming
  2. The alteration by Kingsley Amis
  3. A fine and private place by Peter S. Beagle
  4. The lights in the sky are stars by Fredric Brown
  5. Myth directions by Robert Asprin
  6. The end of the night by John D. Macdonald
  7. The brotherhood of the rose by David Morrell
  8. Ender's game by Orson Scott Card
  9. Her death of cold by Ralph McInerny
  10. The moon godess and the sun by Donald Kingsbury
  11. Shadow land by Peter Straub
  12. Chernobyl by Frederik Pohl
  13. The godwulf manuscript by Robert B. Parker
  14. Bloodthirst by J.M. Dillard
  15. The shore of women by Pamela Sargent
  16. The witches of Karres by James H. Schmitz
  17. Becoming Alien by Rebecca Ore
  18. Dagon by Fred Chappell
  19. The panic of '89 by Paul Erdman
  20. Rumplestiltskin by Ed McBain
  21. Hit or myth by Robert Asprin
  22. Bio of a space tyrant 5: Stateman by Piers Anthony
  23. The red fox by Anthony Hyde
  24. Ancient of days by Michael Bishop
  25. A friendship: The letters of Dan Rowan and John D. MacDonald 1967-1974 by Dan Rowan and John D. MacDonald
  26. The devil in velvet by John Dickson Carr
  27. The guardians of the west by David Eddings
  28. The annals of the Heechee by Frederik Pohl
  29. Valediction by Robert B. Parker
  30. Hold on, Mr. President by Sam Donaldson
  31. The widening gyre by Robert B. Parker
  32. The songs of distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke
  33. Radix by A.A. Attanasio
  34. Pale kings and princes by Robert B. Parker
  35. The princess bride by William Goldman
  36. Ironweed by William Kennedy
  37. The vampire tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas
  38. The blue hammer by Ross MacDonald
  39. Pavane by Keith Roberts
  40. Be true to your school by Bob Greene
  41. Dark horse by Fletcher Knebel
  42. Speaker for the dead by Orson Scott Card
  43. Final frontier by Diane Carey
  44. Glitz by Elmore Leonard
  45. The black robe by Brian Moore
  46. Tuf voyaging by George R.R. Martin
  47. The long night of the grave by Charles L. Grant
  48. Lovecraft's book by Richard Lupoff
  49. The eagle has landed by Jack Higgins
  50. The Bourne identity by Robert Ludlum
  51. Myth-ing persons by Robert Asprin
  52. Dead image by Clive Barker
  53. Heavenly breakfast by Samuel R. Delany
  54. The dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin
  55. Sleepless nights in the procrustean bed by Harlan Ellison
  56. Full spectrum edited by Lou Aronica and Sheila McCarthy
  57. Next, after Lucifer by Daniel Rhodes
  58. Children of the shroud by Garfield Reeves-Stephens
  59. The incorporated knight by L. Sprague de Camp
  60. Early autumn by Robert B. Parker
  61. The fraternity of the stone by David Morrell
  62. The dragon in the sword by Michael Moorcock
  63. Dr. Adder by K.W. Jeter
  64. Gorky park by Martin Cruz Smith
  65. Station Gehenna by Andrew Weiner
  66. Dress her in indigo by John D. Macdonald
  67. Dark valley destiny by L. Sprague de Camp, Catherine Crook de Camp and Jane Whittington Griffin
  68. The best of Jack Williamson by Jack Williamson
  69. Little myth marker by Robert Asprin



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