Signora Malena, a more capable person than me… wrote that the only true love is unrequited love. Now I understand why. It’s been so long since you last came out of your house. But the longer we are apart, the stronger my love becomes.
Here’s a list of all the books mentioned in Rabih Alameddine’s An Unnecessary Woman, a novel about a book-obsessed 72-year-old woman who only leaves her book-laden apartment when she has to. What are some of your favorites here?
1. Austerlitz (2001) by W G Sebald 2. The Emigrants (1992) by W G Sebald 3. 2666 (2004) by Roberto Bolaño 4. The Savage Detectives (1998) by Roberto Bolaño 5. A Heart So White (1992) by Javier Marias 6. Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me (1994) by Javier Marias 7. Your Face Tomorrow Trilogy (2002-2007) by Javier Marias 8. A Tale of Two Cities (1859) by Charles Dickens 9. Invisible Cities (1972) by Italo Calvino 10. Cinnamon Shops (1934) by Bruno Schulz 11. The Conformist (1951) by Alberto Moravia 12. Lolita (1955) by Vladimir Nabokov 13. The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007) by Mohsin Hamid 14. The Shipping News (1993) by Annie Proulx 15. The Magic Mountain (1924) by Thomas Mann 16. 100 Years of Solitude (1967) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 17. The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis (1984) by Jose Saramago 18. Murphy (1938) by Samuel Beckett 19. Waiting for Godot (1952) by Samuel Beckett 20. Death of a Travelling Salesman (1936) by Eudora Welty 21. Giovanni’s Room (1956) by James Baldwin 22. Corydon (1924) by Andre Gide 23. Sepharad (2001) by Antonio Muñoz Molina 24. Sophie’s Choice (1979) by William Styron 25. Nightwood (1936) by Djuna Barnes 26. The Leopard (1957) by Guiseppe Lampedusa 27. Kaddish for an Unborn Child (1990) by Imre Kertész 28. Fatelessness (1975) by Imre Kertész 29. Crime & Punishment ((1866) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 30. The Brothers Karamozov (1880) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 31. Madame Bovary (1856) by Gustave Flaubert 32. The Waves (1931) by Virginia Woolf 33. Mrs Dalloway (1925) by Virginia Woolf 34. Anna Karenina (1877) by Leo Tolstoy 35. The Book of Disquiet (1888-1935) by Fernando Pessoa 36. The Fall (1956) by Albert Camus 37. The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1969) by John Fowles 38. Metamorphosis (1915) by Franz Kafka [my review] 39. The English Patient (1992) by Michael Ondaatje 40. Dubliners (1914) by James Joyce 41. Herzog (1964) by Saul Bellow 42. Hills like White Elephants (1927) by Ernest Hemingway 43. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940) by Ernest Hemingway 44. The Encyclopaedia of the Dead (1983) by Danilo Kiš 45. Ransom (2009) by David Malouf 46. The Colour Purple (1982) by Alice Walker 47. This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen (1947) by TadeuszBorowski 48. Alice in Wonderland (1865) by Lewis Carroll 49. The Vanity of Human Wishes (1749) by Samuel Johnson 50. Flight Without End (1927) by Joseph Roth 51. Hunger (1890) by Knut Hamsun 52. A Book of Memories (1986) by Péter Nádas 53. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961) by Muriel Spark 54. A House for Mr Biswas (1961) by V S Naipaul 55. Midnight’s Children (1981) by Salman Rushdie 56. Waiting for the Barbarians (1980) by J M Coetzee
The most fearsome villain of all time returns with an all-new series! When Anakin Skywalker fell, both to the pull of the dark side and to the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he rose back up, more machine than man. Having lost everything that was once dear to him, the former chosen one must take his first steps into a darker world…as Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith!
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA/ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #5 (of 6)
Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Daniel Bayliss Main Cover: Daniel Bayliss Subscription Cover: Giuseppe Camuncoli As the United States is thrust into another war, Snake Plissken and Jack Burton must make friends with their greatest foes.