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One of Ours
The Professor's House
A Lost Lady
Death Comes for the Archbishop
My Antonia
Lucy Gayheart
O Pioneers!
Obscure Destinies
Five Stories
Paul's Case and Other Stories
Great Short Works of Willa Cather
Sapphira and the Slave Girl
24 Stories

The Sirens of Titan
Slaughterhouse-Five
Breakfast of Champions
Mother Night
Timequake
Jailbird
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Cat's Cradle
Galapagos
Fates Worse than Death
Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Fiction
Light in August
The Sound and the Fury
As I Lay Dying
Absalom, Absalom!
Flags in the Dust
The Reivers
Intruder in the Dust
The Town
The Unvanquished

James Franco as Darl? More horrifying than Southern Gothic itself.
Of Mice and Men
In Dubious Battle
The Red Pony
Cannery Row
The Long Valley
The Wayward Bus
Burning Bright
The Pearl
Travels with Charley: In Search of America

I did try to read The Grapes of Wrath (those inner chapters, ugh) and East of Eden but gave up on both.
The Cider House Rules
The World According to Garp
A Prayer for Owen Meany
The 158-Pound Marriage
The Hotel New Hampshire
A Widow for One Year
The Fourth Hand
A Son of the Circus

Why do these titles leave a sour taste on my mouth now?
Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories
The Counterlife
The Great American Novel
Deception
The Ghost Writer
Zuckerman Unbound
Patrimony
The Dying Animal

Honestly, he should have retired a long time ago.
Norwegian Wood
South of the Border, West of the Sun
After the Quake
After Dark
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Kafka on the Shore
The Strange Library
Miramar
Wedding Song
Autumn Quail
The Search
The Beggar
The Day the Killer Was Killed
The Thin Man
The Maltese Falcon
The Glass Key
The Continental Op
The Dain Curse

I should probably watch the screen adaptations.
Where Angels Fear to Tread
Howards End
A Room with a View
A Passage to India
Maurice

What a happy coincidence all this is.
The Sun Also Rises
A Moveable Feast
A Farewell to Arms
The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories
The Old Man and the Sea

Haha. I shoplifted The Old Man and the Sea but actually reading it was more painful a experience than getting caught: it put me to sleep so many times.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Flow, My Tears, the Policeman Said
Ubik
A Scanner Darkly
The Game-Players of Titan
About a Boy
A Long Way Down
High Fidelity
31 Songs
Shakespeare Wrote for Money

Fun at the time...
Maigret in Montmartre
Maigret and the Apparition
Maigret Sets a Trap
Maigret's Boyhood Friend
Maigret Hesitates

Five down, seventy novels and twenty-eight stories to go...
The Catcher in the Rye
Franny and Zooey
Nine Stories
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction
Hunger
Growth of the Soil
Victoria
The Wanderer (Under the Autumn Star and On Muted Strings)
The Separation
Inverted World
The Affirmation
Fugue for a Darkening Island
The Bread of Salt and Other Stories
The Bamboo Dancers
A Season of Grace
Children of the Ash-Covered Loam (and Other Stories)
All the Conspirators
America is in the Heart
The Philippines is in the Heart
Bulosan: An Introduction

Please do tell, what else is in the heart?
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Slowness
Identity
The Great Gatsby
The Last Tycoon
Babylon Revisited and Other Stories
Six Tales of the Jazz Age and Other Stories
and Maj Sjöwall

The Man who Went Up in Smoke
Roseanna
Murder at the Savoy
The Terrorists

A Separate Peace
The Paragon
Peace Breaks Out
Phineas
The Stranger
The Plague
The Fall

I toiled to read The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays. Ironically, I was anything but happy.
Lions, Harts, Leaping Does and Other Stories
Morte D'Urban
Wheat that Springeth Green

These should be required reading for seminarians.
Chess
The Post-Office Girl
Journey into the Past

Ah, Gustave H's moustache!
The Fox in the Attic
The Wooden Shepherdess
A High Wind in Jamaica
The Castle
The Trial
The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis bored me to death but The Castle with its meandering long passages never did. What gives?
Strange Pilgrims
A Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Memories of My Melancholy Whores

I did try to read One Hundred Years of Solitude also.
Trout Fishing in America
A Confederate General from Big Sur
An Unfortunate Woman: A Journey
Double Indemnity
Mildred Pierce
Serenade

I should probably watch the screen adaptations too.
Insectissimo!
The Best of This is a Crazy Planets
Super Panalo Sounds

"It's a crazy planets." [sic]
-a Filipino movie sexpot's suicide note.

Indeed.
Bata, Bata Pa'no ka Ginawa?
Dekada '70
'Gapo
Gateway
Man Plus
Starburst
Tree
Vibora
Puppy Love and Thirteen Short Stories
Morgan's Passing
If Morning Ever Comes
Saint Maybe

I will probably never pick up any Anne Tyler books in the near future. Or ever.
The Giver
Number the Stars
Gathering Blue
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I don't own these books. I read them in college being passed around the dormitory. You had to reserve turns but when I saw how thick the fourth book was, I passed...

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Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Aug 7 11:48
It has been my experience that the book is usually better than the screen adaptation.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Oct 23 21:31
By Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera is wonderful, I think, and my favourite Murakami is The Wind up Bird Chronicle. Maybe you've read them by now...
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Nov 8 20:33
kenji, no still haven't read those two, but will get round to somehow

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