11~IX Reading List

21 December 2011

Month 0
Last Night in Twisted River (2009) by John Irving
Serious Men (2010) by Manu Joseph
All the Pretty Horses (1992) by Cormac McCarthy
Motorcycles & Sweetgrass (2010) by Drew Hayden Taylor
18 Days by Grant Morrison
the Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie
Life Along the Silk Road by Susan Whitfield
Les Trois Mousquetaires by Alexandre Dumas
Queen & Country – Definitive Edition Volume 1 by Greg Rucka
Life Inc. by Douglas Rushkoff

Month 1
Queen & Country – Definitive Edition Volume 2 by Greg Rucka
Queen & Country – Definitive Edition Volume 3 by Greg Rucka
Queen & Country – Definitive Edition Volume 4 by Greg Rucka
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Watt by Samuel Beckett
The War of the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa
Old Boy volume 1 by Garon Tsuchiya
L’Etranger by Albert Camus
Blindness by Jose Saramago
Life & Times of Michael K by J.M. Coetzee

Month 2
Ojingogo by Matthew Forsythe
Bent by Dave Cooper
Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron by Daniel Clowes
Blade of the Immortal v23 by Hiroaki Samura
Akira v5 by Katsuhiro Otomo
A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul
The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service by Eiji Otsuka & Housui Yamazaki
The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service v2 by Eiji Otsuka and Housui Yamazaki
Somersault by Kenzaburo Oe
Dogs by Shirow Miwa

Month 3
Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
Death Note Black Edition vol II by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
the Cellist of Sarajevo by Steve Galloway
Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa
Disgrace by JM Coetzee
Alias vol. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis
Albion by Alan Moore

Month 4
Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
The Storyteller by Mario Vargas Llosa
Screenplay – the Foundations of Screenwriting by Syd Field
Akira Volume 6 by Katsuhiro Otomo
Kraken by China Mieville

Month 5
The Green House by Mario Vargas Llosa
the Exterminators by Simon Oliver and Tony Moore
Fables: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham et al
Essex County by Jeff Lemire
Sweet Tooth vol 1 by Jeff Lemire
Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative by Will Eisner
Contract with God Trilogy by Will Eisner
The Exterminators vol 2: the Insurgency by Simon Oliver, Tony Moore, Ande Parks, Chris Samnee
A Family Matter by Will Eisner
Life on Another Planet by Will Eisner
Old Boy, vol 2 by Garon Tsuchiya & Nobuaki Minegishi
Powers vol 2: Roleplay by Brian Michael Bendis
Sweet Tooth vol 2: In Captivity
The Exterminators vol 3: Lies of Our Fathers by Simon Oliver, Tony Moore
The Book of Lost Souls by J Michael Straczynski & Colleen Doran
New York – Life in the Big City by Will Eisner
Old Boy, vol 3 by Garon Tsuchiya & Nobuaki Minegishi
Old Boy, vol 4 by Garon Tsuchiya & Nobuaki Minegishi
Old Boy, vol 5 by Garon Tsuchiya & Nobuaki Minegishi
Old Boy, vol 6 by Garon Tsuchiya & Nobuaki Minegishi
Storytelling and Mythmaking – Images from Film and Literature by Frank McConnell
Images and Symbols – Studies in Religious Symbolism by Mircea Eliade

Month 6
Cities of Salt by Abdelrahman Munif
Tell All by Chuck Pahlaniuk
the Exterminators vol 4 – Crossfire and Collateral by Simon Oliver, Darick Robertson, Ty Templeton and John Lucas
the Changeling by Kenzaburo Oe
the Suicide Forest by El Torres & Gabriel Hernandez
Sweet Tooth vol 3: Animal Armies by Jeff Lemire
the Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace
the Unwritten vol 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity by Mike Carey & Peter Gross

Month 7
the Exterminators vol 5: Bug Brothers Forever by Simon Oliver, Darick Robertson, Ty Templeton and John Lucas
Conversation in the Cathedral by Mario Vargas Llosa
Cerebus vol 1 by Dave Sim
the Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
Cerebus vol 2 High Society by Dave Sim
the Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
Cerebus vol 3 Church & State 1 by Dave Sim
Cerebus vol 4 Church & State 2 by Dave Sim & Gerhard
the Crossing by Cormac McCarthy
the Unwritten vol 2: Inside Man by Mike Carey & Peter Gross
Cities of the Plain by Cormac McCarthy
Old Boy vol 7 by Garon Tsuchiya & Nobuaki Minegishi
Old Boy vol 8 by Garon Tsuchiya & Nobuaki Minegishi
Where Underpants Come From by Joe Bennett
Cerebus vol 5 – Jaka’s Story by Dave Sim & Gerhard
Johnny the Homicidal Maniac – Director’s Cut by Jhonen Vasquez
Cerebus vol 6 – Melmoth by Dave Sim & Gerhard

Month 8
Cerebus vol 7 – Flight by Dave Sim & Gerhard
Cerebus vol 8 – Women by Dave Sim & Gerhard
Cerebus vol 9 – Reads by Dave Sim & Gerhard
Cerebus vol 10 – Minds by Dave Sim & Gerhard
Cerebus vol 11 – Guys by Dave Sim & Gerhard
Cerebus vol 12 – Rick’s Story by Dave Sim & Gerhard
Three Trapped Tigers by G Cabrera Infante
X’ed Out by Charles Burns
the History of Sexuality vol 1 An Introduction by Michel Foucault
the Raven Steals the Light by Bill Reid & Robert Bringhurst
Cerebus vol 13 – Going Home by Dave Sim & Gerhard
Cerebus vol 14 – Form and Void by Dave Sim & Gerhard
Cerebus vol 15 – Latter Days by Dave Sim & Gerhard
Cerebus vol 16 – the Last Day by Dave Sim & Gerhard
Azrach by Moebius
Kabuki vol 2 – Dreams by David Mack
Cerebus guide to Self-Publishing by Dave Sim
Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borge
Hopscotch (2nd reading sequence) by Julio Cortazar
the Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
Vagabond vol 1 by Takehiko Inoue

Month 9
Vagabond vol 2 by Takehiko Inoue
Vagabond vol 3 by Takehiko Inoue
Vagabond vol 4 by Takehiko Inoue
Vagabond vol 5 by Takehiko Inoue
Vagabond vol 6 by Takehiko Inoue
Vagabond vol 7 by Takehiko Inoue
Vagabond vol 8 by Takehiko Inoue
Vagabond vol 9 by Takehiko Inoue
Vagabond vol 10 by Takehiko Inoue
Echo by Terry Moore
the Lost Highway by David Adams Richards
Shamanism:Archaic techniques of ecstasy by Mircea Eliade (cost me $2!)
Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon (3rd time reading)
Ode to Kirihito Part 1 by Osamu Tezuka
Ode to Kirihito Part 2 by Osamu Tezuka

Month 10
The Walking Dead vol 1 Days Gone By – by Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore
Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson
Girl with Curious Hair by David Foster Wallace
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace
Tomcat in Love by Tim O’Brien
Dust of Dreams by Steven Erikson

Month 11
the Crippled God by Steven Erikson
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
Blade of the Immortal vol 24 – Massacre by Horaki Samura
Oblivion by David Foster Wallace
Filth by Irvine Welsh

Month 12
Stein on Writing by Sol Stein
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Night of Knives by Ian C Esselmont
The Sea Came in at Midnight by Steve Erickson
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Dermaphoria by Craig Clevenger
The Art of Fiction by John Gardner
the Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa


Month 12 Year 11~IX

23 November 2011

One year to go until 21~12~2012 – are you ready?

 


Month 11 Year 11~IX

26 October 2011

rounding the corner into the darkest abyssal nights of the year – 21~12~2012 here we come.

 


Month 10 Year 11~IX

28 September 2011

Descending to the depths of the annual abyss – how the nights grow long on the way to 21~12~2012

 


Month 9 Year 11~IX

31 August 2011

getting to 21~12~2012 one day at a time

 


Month 8 Year 11~IX

3 August 2011

moving onward to 2~12~2012


Month 7 Year 11~IX

6 July 2011

descending our way back to winter