Jan 2, 2008

A Year in Reading
The 2007 edition
The crime novel phase

1. The Thin Man, by Dashiell Hammett
2. Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked, by Catherine Orenstein
3. Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
4. American Tabloid, by James Ellroy
5. Sex Drugs and Coco Puffs, by Chuck Closterman
6. The Crossing, by Cormac McCarthy
7. A Man Without a Country, by Kurt Vonnegut
8. Love in the Ruins, by Walker Percy
9. The Cold Six Thousand, by James Ellroy
10. Breakfast of Champions, by Kurt Vonnegut
11. The Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen
12. My Dark Places, by James Ellroy
13. Chatter, by Patrick Radden Keefe
14. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
15. Destination: Morgue, by James Ellroy
16. Under the Banner of Heaven, by Jon Krakauer
17. The Hitchcock Murders, by Peter Conrad
18. Dispatches, by Michael Herr
19. Erasure, by Percival Everett
20. Because the Night, by James Ellroy
21. The Puppet and the Dwarf, by Slovoj Zizek
22. The Lady in the Car with the Glasses and a Gun, by Sebastien Japrisot
23. Pulp Culture, by Woody Haut
24. L.A. Confidential, by James Ellroy
25. Bad Boy Brawly Brown, by Walter Mosely
26. Dreams from My Father, by Barack Obama
27. All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren
28. Deadeye Dick, by Kurt Vonnegut
29. Dope, by Sara Gran
30. Darkly Dream Dexter, by Jeff Lindsay
31. Hollywood Nocturns, by James Ellroy
32. The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett
33. Angels, by Denis Johnson
34. The Last Casualty, by Chet Fuller
35. No Country for Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy
36. Jarhead, by Anthony Swafford
37. Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, by Hunter S. Thompson
38. A Minister's Ghost, by Phillip DePoy
39. Tree of Smoke, by Denis Johnson
40. Kill Kill Faster Faster, by Joel Green