Read List

A very incomplete list of things I have read and liked or would like to read. Books I’ve written posts on are linked in blue.

17th Century
de Cervantes, Miguel. The Dialogue of the Dogs. 1613. Spanish.
19th Century
de Sade, Marquis. Incest. 1800. French. Libertine.
Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein. 1818. English. Gothic.
de Balzac, Honore. Colonel Chabert. 1832. French. Realism.
Gogol, Nikolai. The Nose. 1836. Russian. (Magical) Realism.
Poe, Edgar Allen. The Fall of the House of Usher. 1839. American. Romanticism, Gothic.
Baudelaire, Charles. Fanfarlo. 1847. French. Romanticism.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The House of Seven Gables. 1851. American. Romanticism, Gothic.
Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick. American. 1851. Transcendentalism.
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. Notes from Underground. 1864. Russian. Existentialism.
Zola, Emile. Therese Raquin. 1867. French. Naturalism.
Flaubert, Gustave. A Simple Heart. 1877. French. Realism.
de Maupassant, Guy. Butterball. 1880. French. Naturalism.
Tolstoy, Leo. The Death of Ivan Ilyich. 1886. Russian. Realism, Existentialism.
Chekhov, Anton. The Duel. 1891. Russian. Realism, Modernism.
20th Century
Kafka, Franz. The Metamorphosis. 1915. German. Absurdism.
Joyce, James. Ulysses. 1922. Irish. Modernism.
Lovecraft, H. P. The Music of Erich Zann. 1922. American. Gothic, Cosmicism.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1925. American. Modernism.
Woolf, Virginia. To The Lighthouse. 1927. English. Modernism.
Bataille, George. Story of the Eye. 1928. French. Transgressive.
Faulkner, William. As I Lay Dying. 1930. American. Modernism, Southern Gothic.
Céline, Louis-Ferdinand. Journey to the End of the Night. 1932. French. Modernism, Nihilism.
Hemingway, Ernest. To Have and Have Not. 1937. American. Modernism, Minimalism, Hard-Boiled.
Sartre, Jean-Paul. Nausea. 1938. French. Modernism, Existentialism.
Chandler, Raymond. The Big Sleep. 1939. American. Hard-Boiled.
Camus, Albert. The Stranger. 1942. French. Existentialism, Absurdism.
Borges, Jorge Luis. Fictions. 1944. Argentinian. Magical Realism.
Simenon, Georges. Dirty Snow. 1948. French. Existentialism.
Tolkien, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings. 1955. English. High Fantasy.
Robbe-Grillet, Alain. Jealousy. 1957. French. Nouveau Roman.
Burroughs, William. Naked Lunch. 1960. American. Beat, Postmodernism.
Fleming, Ian. For Your Eyes Only. 1960. English. Spy Fiction, Hard-Boiled.
Thompson, Hunter S. The Rum Diary. 1960s. American. Dirty Realism.
Nabakov, Vladimir. Pale Fire. 1962. American. Postmodernism.
Didion, Joan. Play It as It Lays. 1970. American. Transgressive, Minimalism.
Pynchon, Thomas. Gravity’s Rainbow. 1973. American. Postmodernism.
Le Carre, John. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. 1974. English. Spy Fiction.
Carver, Raymond. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. 1981. American. Minimalism, Dirty Realism.
Eco, Umberto. The Name of the Rose. 1980. Italian. Postmodernism.
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Love in the Time of Cholera. 1985. Colombian. Magical Realism.
Gibson, William. Count Zero. 1986. American. Cyberpunk.
Auster, Paul. The New York Trilogy. 1987. American. Postmodernism.
Moore, Alan. Watchmen. 1987. American. Postmodernism, Graphic Novel.
Cooper, Dennis. The George Miles Cycle. 1989-2000. American. Postmodernism, Transgressive.
Coupland, Douglas. Generation X. 1991. American. Postmodernism, Postpostmodernism.
DeLillo, Don. Mao II. 1992. American. Postmodernism.
Bukowski, Charles. Pulp. 1994. American. Postmodernism, Hard-Boiled.
Wallace, David Foster. Infinite Jest. 1996. American. Postmodernism, Postpostmodernism.
Ellis, Warren. Transmetropolitan. 1997-2002. English. Cyberpunk, Graphic Novel.
Kraus, Chris. I Love Dick. 1997. American. Confessional, Postmodernism.
Homes, A. M. Music for Torching. 1999. American. Transgressive.
21st Century
Danielewski, Mark Z. House of Leaves. 2000. American. Postmodernism, Postpostmodernism.
Bolano, Roberto. 2666. 2004. Chilean. Postpostmodernism.
Cooper, Dennis. God Jr. 2005. American. Postpostmodernism, Minimalism.
Ellis, Bret Easton. Lunar Park. 2005. American. Postmodernism, Transgressive.
Palahniuk, Chuck. Haunted. 2005. American. Postmodernism, Transgressive.
Spiotta, Dana. Eat the Document. 2006. American. Postpostmodernism.
Jackson, Jeff. NOVI SAD. 2016. American. Postpostmodernism, Minimalism.