- Real Name
- About My Library
- My books rated here are taken from libraries aswell as books collected at home. Aswell as fiction my main interests are philosophy, psychology, art and music.
5 - A classic and/or it has special meaning for me. Will be re-reading and is an indispensable work of art
4.5 - A near classic. I won't be parting with it and will most likely re-read
4 - An impressive work. Worth a place in anyone's library
3.5 - Worthwhile read, though may not re-read or think about again
3 - Readable, but probably read for information alone or out of curiosity
Anything less I won't finish unless reading because it's so bad it's good.
- About Me
- Lover of stories since childhood, apart from period in adolescence when I was entirely in thrall to rock music and the occult. Several books were pivotal in entering on adult reading: Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, which moved me more than any book; PG Wodehouse's Right Ho Jeeves, which impressed me with its humour and style and Hesse's The Prodigy which introduced me to the philosophical novel and European literature.
Favourite Music: Magma, Univers Zero, Stravinsky, Bartok, XTC, Frank Zappa
Favourite Songwriters/Singers: Kevin Coyne, David Ackles, Peter Hammill, Lennon/McCartney
Favourite authors means I've read at least a couple of their works and they've impressed me. Ultimate favourites would be: William Trevor, Harold Pinter, Hermann Hesse and Joyce Carol Oates.
- Also On
- Currently Reading
- Favorite Authors
- Kōbō Abe, Walter Abish, Edward Albee, Paul Auster, Honoré de Balzac, John Banville, Julian Barnes, Samuel Beckett, Thomas Bernhard, Roberto Bolaño, Anita Brookner, Anthony Burgess, Albert Camus, Elias Canetti, Can Xue, Peter Carey, Raymond Carver, Joyce Cary, Anton Chekhov, Philippe Claudel, Hugo Claus, J. M. G. Le Clézio, J. M. Coetzee, Stig Dagerman, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Osamu Dazai, Philip K. Dick, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, James Ellroy, William Faulkner, John Fowles, Max Frisch, Carlos Fuentes, John Gardner, Pascal Garnier, William H. Gass, Nikolai Gogol, William Golding, Günter Grass, Graham Greene, Lars Gustafsson, Patrick Hamilton, Knut Hamsun, Peter Handke, John Hawkes, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Heinesen, Hermann Hesse, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Michel Houellebecq, Eugène Ionesco, Shirley Jackson, M. R. James, Denis Johnson, James Joyce, Sarah Kane, Han Kang, Anna Kavan, Søren Kierkegaard, Milan Kundera, Nell Leyshon, Penelope Lively, H. P. Lovecraft, Alain Mabanckou, Arthur Machen, Thomas Mann, Patrick McCabe, Cormac McCarthy, Ian McEwan, Brian Moore, Alberto Moravia, Toni Morrison, Harry Mulisch, Alice Munro, Haruki Murakami, Iris Murdoch, Vladimir Nabokov, Natsume Sōseki, Friedrich Nietzsche, Amélie Nothomb, Joyce Carol Oates, Edna O'Brien, Kenzaburō Ōe, Yoko Ogawa, George Orwell, Amos Oz, Orhan Pamuk, Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Harold Pinter, Luigi Pirandello, Sylvia Plath, Edgar Allan Poe, Ann Quin, Salman Rushdie, Ernesto Sábato, J. D. Salinger, Frédéric Dard, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ferdinand von Schirach, Sam Shepard, Alan Sillitoe, Georges Simenon, Tobias Smollett, Muriel Spark, Norman Spinrad, Olaf Stapledon, Tom Stoppard, August Strindberg, Francis Stuart, Antonio Tabucchi, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Adam Thirlwell, D. M. Thomas, Jim Thompson, William Trevor, Ivan Turgenev, Dimitri Verhulst, Kurt Vonnegut, David Foster Wallace, Alan Watts, Patrick White, Tennessee Williams, Colin Wilson, P. G. Wodehouse, Stefan Zweig