top 10 favorite films of non-narrative or non-fiction

  1. Metamorphosis (Steve Roden)
  2. The Color of Pomegranates (Sergei Parajanov)
  3. some documentary (BBC?) about deep sea life (the very bottom of the sea)
  4. Step Across the Border (Nicolas Humbert, Werner Penzel)
  5. An Unreasonable Man (Ralph Nader documentary)
  6. one or another Brothers Quay short films I don't remember the name of
  7. one or another Stan Brakhage short films I don't remember the name of
  8. Genghis Blues (Roko Belic)
  9. Lucifer Rising (Kenneth Anger)
  10. Dog Star Man (Stan Brakhage)

top 10 favorite non-fiction books

  1. Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (Douglas Hofstadter)
  2. 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions... (Esther Gokhale)
  3. Ageless Spine, Lasting Health (Kathleen Porter)
  4. Improvisation (Derek Bailey)
  5. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration (Weston A. Price)
  6. The Untold Story of Milk (Ron Schmid)
  7. The Architecture of the Language Faculty (Ray Jackendoff)
  8. Neuropsychological Bases of God Beliefs (Michael Persinger)
  9. Born to Run (Christopher McDougall)
  10. The Curiosities of Food (Peter Lund Simmons)

10 Unsung Non-Fiction Books

  • The Forgotten Soldier
  • Lanterns on the Levee: Recollections of a Planter's Son
  • One of a Kind: The Rise and Fall of Stuey 'The Kid' Ungar, The World's Greatest Poker Player
  • Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life
  • Born in the U.S.A.: Bruce Springsteen and the American Tradition
  • Motoring with Mohammed: Journeys to Yemen and the Red Sea
  • The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
  • The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox
  • Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country
  • Fat of the Land: The Garbage Of New York--The Last Two Hundred Years


  • Middlesex-Jeffery Eugenides
  • Tipping The Velvet-Sarah Waters
  • Cloudsplitter-Russell Banks
  • She's Come Undone-Wally Lamb
  • Sarah's Key-Tatiana De Rosnay
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," Mark Haddon
  • Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Fingersmith – Sarah Waters
  • Unless – Carol Shields
  • Austerlitz – W.G.