Dinosaur Beach, Keith Laumer

 

These are some of the works I urge people to read, if they haven't already. Why? Because they are not like anything else, and each changed me, and for the most part they aren't completely obvious must-reads, at least not today, so I may succeed in steering someone toward a book they wouldn't have otherwise picked up. Happy reading.

Cosmos, Witold Gombrowicz
Darkness at Noon, Arthur Koestler
The Seventh Cross, Anna Seghers
The Gospel According to Jesus Christ
, Jose Saramago
Falconer, John Cheever
Lenz, Georg Büchner
The Spider's House, Paul Bowles
Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson
My Century, Günter Grass
Mephisto, Klaus Mann
Ways of Dying, Zakes Mda
Night of the Iguana, Tennessee Williams
The Postman Always Rings Twice, James M Cain
The Kiss of the Spider Woman, Manuel Puig
Accident: A Day's News, Christa Wolf
Eckbert the Blond, Ludwig Tieck
"
Shooting the Elephant," George Orwell
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
"Pale Anna," Heinrich Böll
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, Heinrich Böll
The Woman in the Dunes, Kobo Abe
Wise Blood, Flannery O'Conner
Age of Iron, J.M. Coetzee
The Native Realm, Czeslaw Milosz
The Periodic Table, Primo Levi
King Solomon's Ring, Konrad Lorenz
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men,
James Agee

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