My Current To Read List

  1. Rage Stephen King(as richard bachman)

  2. A Case Of Need Michael Crichton(as Jeffery Hudson)

  3. I Am Legend Richard Matheson
  4. The Running Man Stephen King(as Richard Bachman)
  5. Point Blank Richard Stark
  6. The Temple Tiger Jim Corbett
  7. Apathy And Other Small Victories Paul Neilan
  8. A Tale Of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  9. The Long Walk Stephen King(as Richard Bachman)
  10. Roughing It Mark Twain
  11. Pincher Martin William Golding
  12. Seize the Day Saul Bellow
  13. Go Down, Moses William Faulkner
  14. On The Road Jack Kerouac
  15. Child Of God Cormac McCarthy
  16. The Road Cormac McCarthy
  17. King Of The Ants Charles Higson
  18. Herzog Saul Bellow
  19. Slayground Richard Stark
  20. The Man-Eating Leopard Jim Corbett
  21. Under The Volcano Malcolm Lowry
  22. Duel Richard Matheson
  23. Rabbit, Run John Updike
  24. After Hours Edwin Torres
  25. The Killer Inside Me Jim Thompson
  26. Red Harvest Dasheil Hammett
  27. The Big Sleep Dasheil Hammett
  28. Getting Rid Of Mister Kitchen Charles Higson
  29. Comeback Richard Stark
  30. Carlito's Way Edwin Torres
  31. Bound For Glory Woody Guthrie
  32. The Beetle Leg John Hawkes
  33. Darkness Visible William Golding
  34. Hell House Richard Matheson
  35. Happy Now Charles Higson
  36. Ask The Parrot Richard Stark
  37. Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut
  38. Look Homeward Angel Thomas Wolfe
  39. Joan Of Arc Mark Twain
  40. Rites Of Passage William Golding
  41. Shock!: Thirteen Tales to Thrill and Terrify Richard Matheson
  42. Full Whack Charles Higson
  43. Steppenwolf Herman Hesse
  44. Deadeye Dick Kurt Vonnegut
  45. All The Pretty Horses Cormac McCarthy
  46. The God Delusion Richard Dawkins
  47. The Prince And The Pauper Mark Twain
  48. The Grifters Jim Thompson
  49. Ulysses James Joyce
  50. The Tipping Point Malcolm Gladwell
  51. The Best Short Stories Of Mark Twain Mark Twain
  52. Breakfast Of Champions Kurt Vonnegut
  53. Third from the Sun: Tales of Science Fiction And Fantasy... Richard Matheson
  54. Stir Of Echoes Richard Matheson
  55. The Crossing Cormac McCarthy
  56. A Fable William Faulkner
  57. The Sound And The Fury William Faulkner
  58. Hocus Pocus Kurt Vonnegut
  59. The Red House Mystery A.A. Milne
  60. The Shining Stephen King
  61. The Stand Stephen King
  62. Player Piano Kurt Vonnegut
  63. Journal Of The Gun Years Richard Matheson
  64. White Lines: Writers On Cocaine Stephen Hyde
  65. Christine Stephen King
  66. The Island Of Dr. Death And Other Stories And Other Stories Gene Wolf
  67. Cell Stephen King
  68. Pet Cemetary Stephen King
  69. Blood Meridian Cormac McCarthy
  70. The Whistlejacket John Hawkes
  71. The Piazza Tales Herman Melville
  72. Carrie Stephen King
  73. The Outer Dark Cormac McCarthy
  74. Ride The Nightmare Richard Matheson
  75. The Beardless Warriors Richard Matheson
  76. The Stand Stephen King
  77. Marry Me John Updike
  78. The Dead Zone Stephen King
  79. As I Lay Dying William Faulkner
  80. Typee Herman Melville
  81. Mexico City Blues Jack Kerouac
  82. The Red Badge Of Courage Stephen Crane Had to give it a whirl after seeing the movie... unfortunately it wasnt the other way around
  83. The Frog John Hawkes
  84. Bleak House Charles Dickens
  85. The Hoods Harry Grey Had to give it a shot after being so intrigued by leone's movie adaptation and near obsession for half of his career.
  86. A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court Mark Twain
  87. Israel Potter Herman Melville
  88. Pierre: Or The Ambiguities Herman Melville
  89. The Paper Men William Golding
  90. The Cannibal John Hawkes
  91. Winnie The Pooh A.A. Milne
  92. Now You See It... Richard Matheson
  93. The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow Irving Washington Luckily for this one i've never seen half the movie... the half i saw sucked, and i hear it has little to do with the book.
  94. Peckinpah: Portrait In Montage Garner Simmons
  95. Peckinpah: The Western Films: A Reconsideration Paul Seydor
  96. If They Move . . . Kill 'Em!: The Life and TImes of Sam Peckinpah David Weddle
  97. Battle Pieces Herman Melville
  98. Open To Suggestions
Author Comments: 

Big = Currently Reading

books to read in rough order of my urge to read.

I think it's great that you're getting into reading!! There are whole new worlds to conquer. You will find your imagination is much more powerful than the movie screen. I hope you keep it up.

i wouldn't go that far... maybe that my imagination is much more powerful as a movie screen.

Yes, what you said is what I meant.

Yes, a book is an inexpensive way of making your own private movie.

You are aware that The Shadow of the Torturer is the first part of a four part work called The Book of the New Sun?

Brave of you to attempt Moby Dick at this early stage of your reading career. It is an awesome piece of work, fully deserving its classic status.

well it's not like i can't read... i've always been one of the better readers when i was in school and i had done a lot of it... i just couldn't commit to actually finishing a book... and yes i'm aware of the wolfe series... problem is i don't realy like the book that much... not a big fantasy fan... for some reason it had enough to keep me committed to finishing.

I'd recommend you to read a book by John Steinbeck.

I've had to read two steinbeck books for school, catcher in the rye and of mice and men... and while i loved both stories... i didn't like steinbecks writing at all and never got past the first 10 pages of either.

And here we have the Leone-biography!

Of Mice and Men is an excellent novel. For Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden are two brilliant works, but I admit that it is probably not easy to get into them.

Your views on The Catcher in the Rye surprise me, as I had expected everyone to like that great book.

And a lot of Melville, Faulkner and Mark Twain here...interesting...

I loved Of Mice and Men but I couldn't get past the 3rd chapter of The Catcher in the Rye, by the way The Catcher in the Rye is by J. D. Salinger not John Steinbeck.

I knew that... I just have no idea why i said what I said... Oedipus, do you by any chance have a long lost twin? I've noticed lately how much we agree according to your lists and if that is you in your picture I'm surprised to say it looks just like me... i did one of those double takes, i thought it was a picture of me at first glance.

As far as I know, I don't have a long lost twin. But who knows? That is really me in the picture on my profile and if you really do look like me, I apologize.

Apparently I should read all the responses before I post...
I thought Catcher in the Rye was a hyped up piece of nonsense. I read The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravtiz along with it to do a comparison (oh the joys of high school) and Apprenticeship was much better.

If you're into nonfiction at all, I can't recommend The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell more highly.

i'll take a look... what's the topic?

My review:

Wow! What a page-turner! Gladwell writes with refreshing briskness and informality in a book about studies, statistics, experiments, and theory. This book is stuffed with fascinating studies and real-world examples that contradict 'common sense' and show us how social epidemics are triggered, how they spread, and how to start positive social epidemics of our own. While reading, I was struck by how well blogs have illustrated Gladwell's principles and 'characters' (archetypes necessary for a social epidemic). I never would've thought I'd be so engrossed by a 20-page chapter about Sesame Street and Blue's Clues.

Essentially, it's about how little things make a huge difference, and how 'social epidemics' work. The best book I've read for as far back as I can remember.

sounds like a perfect match... i'll definitly check it out... hopefully i can find a copy.

I've read "The Sound and the Fury", and then picked it up again two or three times, not realizing I had already read it, which is weird for me because I can remember almost everything I've ever read. Usually by the first page.
So what I was really trying to say is that it wasn't that great, but everyone should read it once. Or accidentally several times.

haha... well i keep hearing that faulkner is no good... but i just love his stuff...i guess it's a love or hate kinda style.

If you enjoy Mark Twain's novels, you'll love The Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays: Volume 1 and Volume 2.

Huckleberry Finn is definitely better than Tom Sawyer IMHO (so don't expect the same).

yeah i won't... i was supposed to read it in high school, and i did a little, and I didn't like it very much so i'm not expecting to even like it, i just know i have to eventually read it.