Reading

Books: on balance, I'm for them. These are most of the ones I've read since 2007 or so. The star ratings correspond more closely to "how worth my time this felt" than "how good this is."
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December 21 Promethea, Vol. 3
Alan Moore
J.H. Williams III, Mick Gray
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December 21 Promethea, Vol. 4
Alan Moore
J.H. Williams III, Mick Gray
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December 04 The Dharma Bums
Jack Kerouac
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December 01 The Doll's House (The Sandman, #2)
Neil Gaiman
Steve Parkhouse, Chris Bachalo, Michael Zulli, Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, Todd Klein, Clive Barker
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November 16 Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson
Katherine B. Linehan
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November 12 Essential Monster of Frankenstein, Vol. 1
Gary Friedrich
Doug Moench, John Buscema, Mike Ploog, Val Mayerick
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November 07 The Invisible Man
H.G. Wells
Leon Stover
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November 01 Epileptic
David B.
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October 18 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1
Alan Moore
Kevin O'Neill
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October 14 Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: Back on the Street
Warren Ellis
Darick Robertson, Darick Robertston, Rodney Ramos, Garth Ennis, Nathan Eyring, Patrick Stewart
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October 11 Antigone's Claim: Kinship Between Life and Death
Judith Butler
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October 04 The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro
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September 11 The Elementary Particles
Michel Houellebecq
Frank Wynne
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September 07 Everything Is Illuminated
Jonathan Safran Foer
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August 31 The letters of Madame de Sévigné, with an introduction by A. Edward Newton, Volume 1 of 7
Marie de Rabutin-Chantal de Sévigné
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August 23 Atmospheric Disturbances
Rivka Galchen
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August 21 Revisions of Goodloe Byron
Goodloe Byron


This book was by turns challenging, funny, moving, parodic, and profound. Most importantly, though, it's different. You'll find yourself in a place at once familiar to your experience and foreign to your experience of reading. ..It's good!

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August 18 Hyper/Text/Theory
George P. Landow
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August 09 Promethea, Vol. 2
Alan Moore
J.H. Williams III, Mick Gray
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August 08 The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World
Lawrence Lessig
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August 01 Sounds of Your Name
Nate Powell
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July 30 How the Scots Invented the Modern World
Arthur Herman
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July 16 Reflections on the Revolution in France
Edmund Burke
L.G. Mitchell
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July 15 Inkweed
Chris Wright
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June 28 Avengers: Disassembled
Brian Michael Bendis
David Finch, Danny Miki, Frank D'Armata, Albert Deschesne, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers, Bob Sharen, Olivier Coipel, George Pérez, John Byrne, Scott Kolins, Kieron Dwyer, Alan Davis, Michael Golden, Brent Anderson, J.G. Jones, Alex Maleev, Steve Epting, Lee Weeks, Brian Reber, Eric Powell, Darick Robertson, Morry Hollowell, Mike Mayhew, Andy Tory, Gary Frank, Michael Avon Oeming, Pete Pantazis, Jim Cheung, Mark Morales, Justin Ponsor, Steve McNiven, Mike Perkins, Neal Adams, Laura Martin, David W. Mack
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June 27 Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
Scott McCloud
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June 13 E-Crit: Digital Media, Critical Theory, and the Humanities
Marcel O'Gorman
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June 11 Zoology
Ben Dolnick
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May 31 Hellboy, Vol. 3: The Chained Coffin and Others
Mike Mignola
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May 31 The Crying of Lot 49
Thomas Pynchon
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May 26 The Guermantes Way (In Search of Lost Time, #3)
Marcel Proust
Mark Treharne, Christopher Prendergast
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May 23 The Ultimates, Volume 2: Homeland Security
Mark Millar
Bryan Hitch, Paul Neary, Andrew Currie
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May 19 Sin City, Vol. 4: That Yellow Bastard (Sin City, #4)
Frank Miller


This volume isn't as strong as vols. 1-3, but the art is consistently amazing, as expected.

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May 17 Form And History In American Literary Naturalism
June Howard
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May 15 The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Carson McCullers
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April 18 Dracula
Bram Stoker
Nina Auerbach, David J. Skal
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April 04 The Professor's House
Willa Cather
A.S. Byatt
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March 31 Melmoth the Wanderer
Charles Robert Maturin
Victor Sage
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March 23 The House of Mirth
Edith Wharton
Nina Bawden
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March 19 Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen
Alfred MacAdam, Giuseppe Ierolli, Petra Zari
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March 11 The Social Construction of American Realism
Amy Kaplan
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March 11 Bread Givers
Anzia Yezierska
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March 07 The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
James Weldon Johnson
Arna Bontemps
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March 06 Church and State II (Cerebus, #4)
Dave Sim
Gerhard
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February 28 Tales of the TMNT: The Collected Books, Volume 1
Steve Murphy
Peter Laird, Jim Lawson, D'Israeli, Darío Brizuela, Diego Jourdan Pereira, Doug Rice
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February 28 Zofloya
Charlotte Dacre
Adriana Craciun
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February 25 American Elf: The Collected Sketchbook Diaries, Vol. 1
James Kochalka
Moby
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February 22 Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
Stephen Crane
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February 21 The Monk
Matthew Gregory Lewis
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February 18 Epistemology of the Closet
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
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February 14 Passing
Nella Larsen
Ntozake Shange
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February 09 The Spoils of Poynton
Henry James
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February 09 The Mysteries of Udolpho
Ann Radcliffe
Jacqueline Howard
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February 06 Y: The Last Man, Vol. 10: Whys and Wherefores (Y: The Last Man, #10)
Brian K. Vaughan
Pia Guerra, Claudia Fliege, José Marzán Jr.
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February 02 Sister Carrie
Theodore Dreiser
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January 27 Radium Watch Dial Painters: Poems
D.S. Butterworth


This is a beautiful book of poetry by one of my professors from Gonzaga.

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January 16 The History of Love
Nicole Krauss
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January 12 The Castle of Otranto
Horace Walpole
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January 03 The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring
Richard Preston
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September 18 Terrorism in the Late Victorian Novel
Barbara Arnett Melchiori
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2009 total: 65