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End-Of-Year Count 2013 – Books

Posted in Books, Well, it passes the time by Russ L on 30 December, 2013

I am actually quite happy with my total of having read 53 books this year. Admittedly that did include “The Dandy Annual” and a couple of graphic novels, but on the other hand I actually read “The Anatomy Of Melancholy” so yah boo sucks to you all.

“Logicomix” by Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos H. Papadimitrou, Alecos Papadatos & Annie Di Donna (started in 2012)
“Martian Time Slip” by Philip K. Dick (started in 2012)
“Myths Of The Norsemen” by H.A. Guerber (started in 2012)
“The Pocket Essential Hitchhiker’s Guide” by M.J. Simpson
“Death In Venice” by Thomas Mann
“Iron Man” by Tony Iommi ‘as told to’ T.J. Lammers
“Hitchhiker – A Biography of Douglas Adams” by M.J. Simpson
“Tardis Eruditorum Volume 1: William Hartnell” by Philip Sandifer
“The Dandy Annual 2012” ed. Craig Graham
“The Time Traveller’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger
“Tardis Eruditorum Volume 2: Patrick Troughton” by Philip Sandifer
“A Street Cat Named Bob” by James Bowen
“Heart Of Darkness – A Graphic Novel” by Joseph Conrad, Catherine Anyango & David Zane Mairowitz
“Dead Romance” by Lawrence Miles
“Fermat’s Last Theorem” by Simon Singh
“At Swim-Two-Birds” by Flann O’Brien
“Interference – Book One: Shock Tactic” by Lawrence Miles
“Interference – Book Two: The Hour Of The Geek” by Lawrence Miles
“Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick
“Tristan” by Thomas Mann
“The Third Policeman” by Flann O’Brien
“A Scanner Darkly” by Philip K. Dick
“Program Or Be Programmed” by Douglas Rushkoff
“The Mouse And His Child” by Russell Hoban
“Snuff” by Terry Pratchett
“Wolf Hall” by Hilary Mantel
“Unseen Academicals” by Terry Pratchett
“Excession” by Iain M. Banks
“Bring Up The Bodies” by Hilary Mantel
“I Shall Wear Midnight” by Terry Pratchett
“The Italian Girl” by Iris Murdoch
“The Inheritors” by Joseph Conrad & Ford Madox Ford
“The State Of The Art” by Iain M. Banks (re-read)
“Black Sabbath – Doom Let Loose” by Martin Popoff
“The Poor Mouth” by Myles na gCopaleen
“The Hard Life” by Flann O’Brien
“Chavs – The Demonization Of The Working Class” by Owen Jones
“The Long Earth” by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter
“Naughty Bastards” by Kate Kray
“The Slap” by Christos Tsiolkas
“What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits Of Markets” by Michael J. Sandel
“A Pale View Of Hills” by Kazuo Ishiguro
“Human Nature” by Paul Cornell
“Orientalism” by Edward W. Said
“Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops” by Jen Campbell
“Girls To The Front – The True Story Of The Riot Grrrl Revolution” by Sara Marcus
“The Anatomy Of Melancholy” by Robert Burton
“War And An Irish Town” by Eamonn McCann
“The Acid House” by Irvine Welsh
“The Work Of Art In The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction” by Walter Benjamin
“Linguistics” by David Crystal
“Wuthering Heights” by Emily Brontë
“Dubliners” by James Joyce
“Mr Lynch’s Holiday” by Catherine O’Flynn


I’m currently halfway through Douglas Hofstadter’s “Gödel, Escher, Bach” and Peter Taaffe’s “The Rise Of Militant”, so they’ll be carried on to next year’s list.



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