Reading Consumption 2018


* Pretty Boy: The Life and Times of Charles Arthur Floyd by Michael Wallis (1992)

The Drop Edge of Yonder by Rudolph Wurlitzer (2007)

Run the Cat Roads: A True Story of Bank Robbers in the ‘30s by L.L. Edge (1981)

Ghost Story by Peter Straub (1979)

I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reed (2016)


Meeting Evil by Thomas Berger (1992)

* The Invention of Morel by Aldolfo Bioy Casares (1940)

“The Horla” by Guy de Maupassant (1887)

Solomon’s Vineyard by Jonathan Latimer (1941)

“The Shadow” by Hans Christian Andersen (1847)

* Cogan’s Trade by George V. Higgins (1974)


Chicago by David Mamet (2018)

“The Terror of the Twins” by Algernon Blackwood (1909)

Legs by William Kennedy (1975)

* Recoil by Jim Thompson (1953)

The Grifters by Jim Thompson (1963)

Cropper’s Cabin by Jim Thompson (1952)


* Pop. 1280 by Jim Thompson (1964)

A Hell of a Woman by Jim Thompson (1954)

Orson Welles Vol. 1: The Road to Xanadu by Simon Callow (1996)


Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons by George Pendel (2005)

* A Simple Plan by Scott Smith (1993)

The Outsider by Stephen King (2018)


American Pastoral by Philip Roth (1997)

“Bartleby, the Scrivener” by Herman Melville (1853)

Moby Dick by Herman Melville (1851)

Vacationland by John Hodgman (2017)


Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse (1927)

The Vengeful Virgin by Gil Brewer (1958)

Memory by Donald E. Westlake (2010)

The Alvin Karpis Story by Alvin Karpis (1971)

The Hit by Julian Mayfield (1970)


Understudy for Death by Charles Willeford (1961)

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter (2017)

There There by Tommy Orange (2018)

The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch (2018)


In quotations means a short story.