Height: 6'1" Weight: 187 lbs Skin Color: White Eye Color: Hazel Hair Color: Red, Blond, Brown, Green, Blue, etc. Accessories: Nice watch
A modern western set in south Texas. Having seen the film adaptation beforehand, it was my first stereotypical "the book is better than the movie" experience. Raw and stark, in McCarthy's unique, nearly punctuation-less style.
A selection of nine separate stories from the classical Norse myths. Equal parts dark, playful, and suspenseful. Brilliant narration and humorous dialogue betweenn the gods that makes for a gripping read.
These stories produced more audible laughter than any book I’ve read. Saunders is a master of self-conscious inner dialogue and uncomfortable interpersonal communication. The stories vary widely.
First released at the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, these eloquent and passionate writings gave a voice to the emerging Civil Rights Movement of the mid 60's and remains painfully relevant today.
A mystical tale set in medieval Britain following an elderly couple on a journey to find their son. The more people they meet along the way, the more sinister the plot becomes, all revolving around a mysterious mist in the land that affects all individuals' memory.
A coming-of-age story of a nerdy black surf bum who relocates with his mother from the beach of Santa Monica to urban west LA. Beatty has the ability to morph dark realities into hilarious dialogue.
Written in 1935 by a 26-year-old who had just finished his PhD in art history. 60 years later, Gombrich translated it himself from German to English in his early 90's. I just recently found out that it was actually meant to appeal to kids. Not sure what that says about my reading comprehensionj skills, but I'm still keeping it on my shelf cuz it's good.
Capote's first novel. A semi-biograpical story of a boy sent off to live with his father on a former plantation in rural Mississippi after his mother dies. A lil spooky.
I find Matty very humorous, and his cooking is powerful. I love the comprehensive list of stocks at the beginning. They kind of become the backbone of the book. This book is geared toward more everyday cooking enjoyers as opposed to his first book which seemed to assume I had a culinary arts degree...