Books I Like

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

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

THE YEAR OF THE GOOSE by Carly J. Hallman

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 HELL
by Chas Smith

OLD FILTH
by Jane Gardam

STORIES FOR NIGHTTIME AND SOME FOR THE DAY
by Ben Loory

 

THE SISTERS BROTHERS
by Patrick deWitt

TREASURE ISLAND!!!
by Sara Levine

ALLIGATOR
by Lisa Moore

LUNAR PARK
by Bret Easton Ellis

THE COFFEE TRADER
by David Liss

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

THE YIDDISH POLICEMAN’S UNION
by Michael Chabon

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 CITY
by T.C. Boyle

THE BERLIN STORIES
by Christopher Isherwood

OUT OF SHEER RAGE
by Geoff Dyer

SIDEWALKING
by David L. Ulin

MADELEINE IS SLEEPING
by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

AMONG THE THUGS
by Bill Buford

THE SEX LIVES OF CANNIBALS
by J. Maarten Troost

THE ACCIDENTAL CONNOISSEUR
by Lawrence Osborne

GANGSTERLAND
b
y Tod Goldberg

BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN
by Charles Bock