where the writers are

Favorite Books

Geez, do I have all day here? OK, here are a few, in the order they occur to me.
Geek Love,
Confederacy of Dunces,
Riddley Walker,
Origin of the Species,
Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte,
Sot Weed Factor,
Physiology of Marriage,
Lost Illusions,
A White Sail Gleams,
Catch 22,
The Black Monk (not a book, but neither is,
Sleepyhead),
Innocents Abroad,
Cousin Pons,
The Handmaid's Tale,
Manuscript Found at Zaragoza,
Kindred,
Possession,
God of Small Things,
The Periodic Table,
If Not Now, When?
Shikasta

What I'm Reading

Quartz City, having just forced my way through Mercy of a Rude Stream and Call It Sleep

Favorite Authors

Twain
Balzac
Chekhov
du Maupassant
Turgenev
Lessing
Octavia Butler
Kingsolver
Byatt
Darwin
McPhee if you can get him off the subject of shad
Pamuk
Primo Levi