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Falling asleep in anger, waking in anger. And the clouds are still here, and they will be for days. Smothering. Currently, it's 61˚F.

I have nothing anyone wants to hear about the coming year.

I had in mind that I'd make a list of the novels I read this year, if I can focus long enough to do that one thing. Likely, it will be the only thing I accomplish today. I'm not going to try and list them in the order that I read them.

1. Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove (1985)
2. Larry McMurtry, Horseman, Pass By (1961)
3. Larry McMurtry, Leaving Cheyanne (1962)
4. Larry McMurtry, The Last Picture Show (1966)
5. Larry McMurtry, Buffalo Gals (1990)
6. Larry McMurtry, Sin Killer (2002)
7. Larry McMurtry, Streets of Loredo (1993)
8. Larry McMurtry, Dead Man's Walk (1995)
9. Larry McMurtry, Comanche Moon (1997)
10. Ray Bradbury, Green Shadows, White Whale (1992)
11. Charles Portis, True Grit (1968)
12. Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind (1936)
13. Micheal McDowell, Blackwater (six volumes, 1983)
14. Anne Rice, Interview With the Vampire (re-read, 1976)
15. Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat (re-read, 1985)
16. Anne Rice, The Queen of the Damned (re-read, 1988)
17. Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass (1995)

Not bad, I suppose. More than I read the year before.


12:01 p.m.


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Marc D. Goldfinger
Jan. 1st, 2019 07:26 pm (UTC)
Nice List!
Give Richard K. Morgan a shot. He wrote Altered Carbon among a few others. I really liked his book Thirteen!
Jan. 2nd, 2019 07:31 pm (UTC)
That's an interesting list. It's been some time since I read the first books in the Vampire Chronicles. I received Blood Communion, the latest from Anne Rice for Christmas.
Jan. 3rd, 2019 06:24 am (UTC)
Ah, Blackwater! I read the series because of you and it blew me away. I even got the audiobook afterwards and was so, so happy with it. I'm going to try to tackle his other work soon...Larry McMurty is still on my "To-Read" but I did hit up Elmore Leonard's "Three-Ten to Yuma" and it was like an instruction manual on how to write a brisk, gut-punch short story.
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