Recommended Reading

Abee, Steve. Johnny Future
Aickman, Robert. The Collected Strange Stories
Aira, Cesar. An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter
Allende, Isabel. “And of Clay Are We Created”
Bachelder, Chris. The Throwback Special
Baker, Nicholson. The Mezzanine
Baldwin, James. “Sonny’s Blues”
Banks, Iain. The Wasp Factory
Banks, Russell. “The Moor”
Barthelme, Donald. “Some of Us Had Been Threatening Our Friend Colby”
Barthes, Roland. Mythologies
Bataille, Georges. Story of the Eye
Beckett, Samuel. Waiting for Godot
Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination
Bly, Carol. My Lord Bag of Rice: Selected Stories
Borges, Jorge Luis. Ficciones
Bowles, Paul. The Delicate Prey and Other Stories
Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles
Brainard, Joe. I Remember
Brautigan, Richard. The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western
Braverman, Kate. “Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta”
Budrys, Algis. Rogue Moon
Bunuel, Luis. My Last Sigh
Carlson, Ron. A Kind of Flying: Selected Stories
Caro, Robert. The Path to Power (Book One of the The Years of Lyndon Johnson)
Cather, Willa. Death Comes for the Archbishop
Chambers, Robert. “The Repairer of Reputations”
Chaucer. The Canterbury Tales
Cioran, Emil. The Trouble with Being Born
Connell, Evan. Son of the Morning Star
Crane, Stephen. The Collected Poems
Crews, Harry. A Feast of Snakes
Dahl, Roald. Danny the Champion of the World
Davis, Miles. The Autobiography
Dean, Abner. What Am I Doing Here?
Delany, Samuel. Tales of Nevèrÿon
Dick, Philip K. Ubik
Dickens, Charles. Bleak House
Dubus, Andre. “The Fat Girl”
du Maurier, Daphne. Rebecca
Dunsany, Lord. The King of Elfland’s Daughter
Edwards, G.B. The Book of Ebenezer Le Page
Egan, Greg. Axiomatic
Emerson, Ralph Waldo. The Collected Essays
Etchison, Dennis. “It Only Comes Out at Night”
Evenson, Brian. “Black Bark”
Faulkner, William. Light in August
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence. A Coney Island of the Mind
Ferrante, Elena. The Days of Abandonment
Finney, Charles. The Circus of Dr. Lao
Ford, Jeffrey. “Exo-Skeleton Town”
Frank, Anne. The Diary of Anne Frank: The Revised Critical Edition
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel. Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Genet, Jean. The Thief’s Journal
Gibson, William. “Burning Chrome”
Gogol, Nikolai. “The Overcoat”
Goodis, David. The Burglar
Hall, Oakley. Warlock
Hammett, Dashiell. The Maltese Falcon
Hanff, Helene. 84 Charing Cross Road
Harness, Charles. The Paradox Men
Harrison, M. John. The Pastel City
Hartwell, David G., ed. The Dark Descent
Hemingway, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms
Higgins, George. The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Highsmith, Patricia. The Tremor of Forgery
Hill, Lindsay. Sea of Hooks
Hillerman, Tony, and Otto Penzler, eds. The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century
Houllebecq, Michel. The Map and the Territory
Household, Geoffrey. Rogue Male
Hughes, Richard. A High Wind in Jamaica
Ionesco, Eugene. The Killer
Isherwood, Christopher. A Single Man
Jackson, Shirley. “The Lottery”
James, B.H. Parnucklian for Chocolate
James, Henry. The Turn of the Screw
James, William. The Varieties of Religious Experience
Jansson, Tove. Tales from Moominvalley
Jaynes, Julian. The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
Jeter, K.W. Farewell Horizontal
Jewett, Sarah Orne. The Country of the Pointed Firs
Kakfa, Franz. The Complete Tales
Kapuscinski, Ryszard. The Emperor
Keller, Helen. The Story of My Life
Kotzwinkle, William. The Fan Man
Lagerkvist, Par. Barabbas
Laing, R.D. The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness
Larson, Gary. The Complete Far Side
Leidner, Mark. The Angel in the Dream of Our Hangover
Leyner, Mark. My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist
Ligotti, Thomas. Teatro Grottesco
Lispector, Clarice. The Passion According to G.H.
Luria, Alexander. The Mind of a Mnemonist: A Little Book about a Vast Memory
Macdonald, Ross. The Chill
Mailer, Norman. The Fight
Manchette, Jean-Patrick. The Mad and the Bad
Manguel, Alberto, ed. Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature
Marshall, James. George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends
Masters, Edgar Lee. The Spoon River Anthology
McClanahan, Scott. Crapalachia
Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick
Miller, Walter, Jr. “I, Dreamer”
Moore, Lorrie. “Dance in America”
Murakami, Haruki. “Sleep”
Murakami, Ryu. In the Miso Soup
Murdoch, Iris. The Flight from the Enchanter
Nietzsche, Friedrich. On the Genealogy of Morals
Ober, Damien. Doctor Benjamin Franklin’s Dream America
Ogawa, Yoko. Revenge
Orwell, George. Animal Farm
Owens, Iris. After Claude
Pepper, Art & Laurie. Straight Life: The Art Pepper Story
Pink, Sam. Rontel
Pinter, Harold. The Caretaker
Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Masque of the Red Death”
Pound, Ezra. ABC of Reading
Ramer, Andrew. Little Pictures: Fiction for a New Age
Rosa, Joao Guimaraes. Sagarana
Ross, Adam. Mr Peanut
Ruefle, Mary. Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures
Rule, Anne. The Stranger Beside Me
Sarraute, Nathalie. Portrait of a Man Unknown
Sebald, W.G. Austerlitz
Seuss, Dr. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
Shaara, Michael. The Killer Angels
Shepard, Lucius. The Dragon Griaule
Spark, Muriel. The Driver’s Seat
Smith, Betty. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Steig, William. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Steinbeck, John. Cannery Row
Stifter, Adalbert. Rock Crystal
Sturgeon, Theodore. “The Man Who Lost the Sea”
Thompson, Hunter. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Thompson, Jim. Pop 1280
Topor, Roland. The Tenant
Tolstoy, Leo. “The Three Hermits”
Troy-Castro, Adam. “The Thing About Shapes to Come”
Vance, Jack. The Dying Earth
Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass
Wilson, Robert Anton. Prometheus Rising
Wodehouse, P.G. The Code of the Woosters
Wolff, Tobias. “Bullet in the Brain”
Zamyatin, Yevgeny. We
Zola, Emile. Therese Raquin

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