December 31st, 2013 / 5:02 pm
Random & Snippets

Name less than five books published in the last decade that you’d sacrifice all the others for.

19 Comments

  1. davidpeak

      Cyclonopedia by Reza Negarestani

  2. Richard Grayson

      Fewer by Ben J. Wattenberg

  3. Golgonooza

      The Road

  4. jeremy

      Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner.

      Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

      The Unwinding by George Packer

      Let the rest burn

  5. chrismoran

      Peter Levenda’s Sinister Forces trilogy

  6. Scott Riley Irvine

      Atocha Station? Really?

  7. jeremy

      not a fan?

  8. Francisco Delgado

      The Collective by Don Lee.

  9. Scott Riley Irvine

      Thought it was one of the most disappointing books I’ve read in recent memory.

  10. ZZZZZIPPP

      “THE KINDLY ONES”

      “C”

      THEY’RE BOTH FLAWED BUT THEY SHOULDN’T BURN

      (ALTHOUGH MAYBE ZZZZIPP LIKED “TINTIN AND THE SECRET OF LITERATURE” MORE THAN “C”??)

      THERE ARE PROBABLY AT LEAST A COUPLE MORE THAT ZZZIPP WOULDN’T WANT TO CONSIGN TO THE FLAMES

      “THE COLLECTED WORKS OF LYDIA DAVIS”

      RIGHT ??

      BUT SOME DAYS HE FEELS REALLY GOOD ABOUT THE BEATTIE NEW YORKER COLLECTION TOO

      THEY AREN’T THE SAME (THE BEATTIE BOOK AND THE DAVIS BOOK) BUT SOME DAYS HE FEELS THE SAME ABOUT THEM (AS IN THEY ARE BOTH GOOD AND HE WOULD NOT LIKE EITHER OF THEM TO BURN)

      THESE ARE JUST BOOKS HE IS USED TO SEEING ON HIS SHELVES

      THERE ARE MORE THAN FIVE WORTH KEEPING

      WHY ARE WE BURNING BOOKS KEN ARE YOU INSANE

      A BETTER QUESTION WOULD BE WHICH FIVE BOOKS WOULD YOU LIKE TO MUTATE INTO EACH OTHER

      WHICH FIVE BOOKS SHOULD BE FORCED TO PRODUCE OFFSPRING WITH EACH OTHER TO CREATE 25 NEW BOOKS OR 3125 NEW BOOKS

      BOOKS ARE REALLY GREAT KEN

  11. Imperial Distortion

      I’m quite the lit-noob, but I really liked Adam Levin’s The Instructions. Anyway, ordering some of the books listed here now…

  12. Erik Stinson

      Summer of Hate, 2012 (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents).

  13. E.A. Beeson

      2666

  14. Cassandra Troyan

      The Cow by Ariana Reines

  15. Jo

      Oblivion, Decreation, A Child in Time, and the book I’m reading now: Last Car over the Sagamore Bridge

  16. rawbbie

      agree, my first.

  17. rawbbie

      1. 2666
      2. A Plate of Chicken
      3. Scorch Atlas
      4. Coeur de Lion

  18. Garett Strickland

      DARK MATTER by Aase Berg
      IT THEN by Danielle Collobert

  19. LarrythePunisher

      period
      notable american women
      dies: a sentence