Books I Like

A small, incomplete, and frequently changing list of books and writers who I greatly admire…

TALKING TO MY DAUGHTER ABOUT THE ECONOMY by Yanis Varoufakis

SOUR HEART by Jenny Zhang

WHITE TEARS by Hari Kunzru

HOT MILK by Deborah Levy

I’LL SELL YOU A DOG by Juan Pablo Villalobos

WAYS TO DISAPPEAR by Idra Novey

BARBARIAN DAYS by William Finnegan

EYES FULL OF EMPTY by Jérémie Guez

DISPATCHES FROM JUPITER by Richard Grant

STRAY CITY by Chelsey Johnson

THE SYMPATHIZER by Viet Thanh Nguyen

THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty

HAUSFRAU by Jill Alexander Essbaum

THE FINE ART OF FUCKING UP by Cate Dicharry

WELCOME TO PARADISE, NOW GO TO HELLby Chas Smith

OLD FILTHby Jane Gardam

STORIES FOR NIGHTTIME AND SOME FOR THE DAYby Ben Loory

THE SISTERS BROTHERSby Patrick deWitt

TREASURE ISLAND!!!by Sara Levine

LUNAR PARKby Bret Easton Ellis

THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY
(and the other Ripley books)
by Patricia Highsmith

EASY IN THE ISLANDS
by Bob Shacochis
(a collection of short stories)

POLAR
by T.R. Pearson

THE HUNTER
SLAYGROUND
THE MAN WITH THE GETAWAY FACE
(and any of the other “PARKER” books) by Richard Stark (aka Donald Westlake)

DROP CITYby T.C. Boyle

THE BERLIN STORIESby Christopher Isherwood

OUT OF SHEER RAGEby Geoff Dyer

SIDEWALKINGby David L. Ulin

THE ACCIDENTAL CONNOISSEURby Lawrence Osborne

GANGSTERLANDby Tod Goldberg