Sunday, August 31, 2014

Read On

Some old pals pinged me on an influential/memorable books meme. This isn't a favorite books list, but a list of books that have stayed with me.

My childhood, "Have Space Suit--Will Travel" by Robert Heinlein and "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle.

My teen years, "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller, "Slaughterhouse-FIve" by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and "Vengeance is Mine" by Mickey Spillane.

College years, "A Bend in the River" by V.S. Naipaul and "Germinal" by Emile Zola.

Adult life, "The Heat's On" by Chester B. Himes, "Stars In My Pocket Like Grains of Sand" by Samuel R. Delany, and "Valis" by Philip K. Dick.

I might have a slightly different list another day, but it's a good place to start.

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