Book Club

Articles and Videos of Interest

Current Paperback: (March 2018)


Gravity’s Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon

“Temporal bandwidth” is the width of your present, your now…. The more you dwell in the past and future, the thicker your bandwidth, the more solid your persona. But the narrower your sense of Now, the more tenuous you are.

Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosphy, Susan Neiman

Pynchon: A Collection of Critical Essays, Edward Mendelson.

Important Influences of the past: 


Atwood, Margaret. Oryx and Crake

Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaids Tale

Beauvoir, de Simone. The Prime of Life

Chabon, Michael. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

Clarke, Arthur C. 2001: A Space Odyssey series

Coelho, Paulo. The Alchemist 

Coetzee, J.M. Disgrace

Cohen, Leonard. The Book of Longing

Ellis, Bret. American Psycho

Faber, Michael.  The Book of Strange New Things

Flynn, Nick. One Bullshit Night in Suck City

Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punishment: The Birth of the Prison

Hill, Jawrence. The Book of Negroes

Jacobs, Jane. The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Kafka, Franz. The Castle

Kundera, Milan. The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Lanchester, John. The Debt to Pleasure

McEwan, Ian. Nutshell

Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four

Paglia, Camille. Sex, Art and American Culture Essays

Plath, Sylvia. The Bell Jar

Palahniuk, Chuck. Fight Club

Pirsig, Robert M. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenence

Pynchon, Thomas. The Crying of Lot 49

Rand, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged

Tononi, Giulio. PHI

Vonnegut, Kurt. Breakfast of Champions

Vonnegut, Kurt. The Sirens of Titan

Walls, Jeannette. The Glass Castle

 

 


Short Favorites:

 Bradbury, Ray. There Will Come Soft Rains

Dick, Philip K. Foster, You’re Dead (and others)

Kafka, Franz. The Hunger Artists (and others)

 McEwan, Ian. Chesil Beach

 Orwell, George. Animal Farm

Vonnegut, Kurt. Harrison Bergeron (and others)

 


Graphic Novels:

Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home

Coman, Leela. Unterzakhan

Ennis, Garth  & Dillon, Steve. Preacher series

Gibbons, Dave & Alan Moore. Watchmen

Lloyd, David & Alan, Moore. V for Vendetta

Locke, Vince. & Wagne, John. The History of Violence

Lutes, Jason. Berlin series

O’Malley, Bryan Lee. Seconds

Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis