PAUL "BLOWFISH" LOVELL
Book List 2016
85 books this year. I read them in this order.
Cities of the Plain
Marcel Proust 1920
The best there is.
Lord Weary's Castle/The Mills of the Kavanaughts
Robert Lowell 1945/51
I liked it but heavy handed on the religion.
Bel Canto Ann Patchett
Did not like it at all.
Life Studies/For the Union Dead Robert
Lowell 1960 Poetry.
Printer's Devil Stona
Fitch 2004 Novel
about a dystopian world. (Stona used to be in Scruffy the Cat)
Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll
Peter Guralnick 2015 Amazingly
St Mark's is Dead Ada
Calhoun 2015 The
history of the NYC street.
The First Eagle Tony
Hillerman 1998 Mystery
The Two Worlds of Marcel Proust Harold
Marsh 1948 Excellent
analysis. Lots of clarifications.
The Peaceful Silence of the Silent Mind
Lama Yoshe 2004 Short
book on Buddhism/meditation.
Hugger Mugger Robert B. Parker 2000
The Complete Poems 1927 - 1979 Elizabeth
Bishop 1983 Very
Andy Warhol: The Complete Commissioned Record Covers
Paul Marechal 2008
He did about 50. I never knew.
X Sue Grafton
2015 Two more books left in this
long running series.
In Search of Schrodinger's Cat John
The fascinating paradoxes of the quantum world - made easy (as possible) .
Contentment, a Way to True Happiness Johnson/Ruhl
Rules on how to live the calm Zen life. Good.
Genius: the Live and Science of Richard Feynman
James Gleicck 1994
Loved the science and the captivating Feynman personality.
All Yesterdays Parties Eddy Clinton
Heytin 2005 Reviews
of the Velvet Underground 1966-71. Interesting for how it shows the development
of rock criticism as much as the VU.
The Dream Songs John Berryman
77 Dream Songs, History, His Dream, His Rest. I loved the style. I didn't get
a lot of the content. It eluded me.
Rockin': the Rockabilly Scene Andrew
Mostly photo book.
There Goes Gravity Lisa Robinson
2014 Tales of her
rock life, disappointing.
Selected Poems Delmore Swartz
1959 Lou Reed's favorite. I thought it
had a few good ones.
Selected Poems Randall Jarrell Various
The Wounded Surgeon Adam Kirsch 2005
Helpful explication of 6 poets: Lowell,
Bishop, Berryman, Jarrell, Scwartz and Plath .
The Twelve Chairs Ilf & Petrov 1928
Satiric farce, lampoons Russian types.
The Movie Book Various 2016
Review of major movies of all time.
West of Jesus Steven Ketler
of ideas/philosophy strung together with surfer attitude .
Catch 22 Joseph Heller 1961
Not as mind bending as when I read it
in the sixties.
Selected Poems William Carlos Williams
1962 Didn't capture me.
Lost in Shangri La Mitchell Zuchoff
2011 True story
of WWII rescue mission in New Guinea.
The Comedians Kliph Nesteroff 2015
History of American comedy. Good.
New Theories of Everything John D/ Barrow
2007 Astronomy, excellent.
1963 Three English poets. Liked Holbrook
The Beatles: A Hard Day's Write Steve Turner
2009 The stories
behind every song.
The Speaker of Mandarin Ruth Rendell 1983
Inspector Wexford mystery.
Stay Illusion! : The Hamlet Doctrine Critchley/Webster
2013 Deep analysis
(maybe over analysis) of Hamlet. Great way to wallow in the play without rereading
Bauhaus Frank Whiford 1984
Good overview of school/movement.
Nothing Feels Good: Punk rock, teenagers and emo
Andy Greenwald 2003 The
story of Emo.
Don't All Thank Me At Once: The Last Pop Genius of
Scott Miller Brett Milano 2016
Cult songwriter of Game theory and the Loud Family
The Best of S.J. Perlman SJ Perlman 1947
Very funny. New Yorker articles. They are
light, but dated and not PC.
Urban Spacemen and Wayfaring Strangers .
Richie Unterberger 2000 Music
Who I Am Pete Townshend
2012 Loved the Who tales and the look into
the rock star life.
Nana Emile Zola 1898
Classic. Reread for me.
The Art of the Novel. Milan Kundera 1986
Illuminating ideas from a deep thinker.
The Birth of Western Philosophy: Plato and Aristotle
Aryeh Kosman 2004 Audio
What Are You Looking At? Will Gompertz
2014 Review of
art movements since impressionism.
Ten Little New Yorkers Kinky Freidman 2005
Sweet Dreams Are Made of This Dave Stewart
2016 Bio of Eurythmics
The Company She Kept Archie Mayor 2015
Mystery with Brattleboro, VT backdrop.
Have Mercy Wolfman Jack/Laursen 1995
Autobiography of the DJ.
Black Eyed Blonde Black a/k/a Banville
a la Chandler.
Twelfth Night Shakespeare 1601
Younger Than That Now Bob Dylan
of Bob Dylan interviews 1964-97. Does one ever get a handle on this guy?
The Club Dumas Arturo Durez-Reverte
novel that Roman Polanski based his movie The Ninth Gate.
My Struggle Karl Ove Knausgaard 2012
Autobiographical novel, much acclaimed.
I was not captivated like other readers have but still it was good.
The Universal Tone Carlos Santana 2014
Autobiography. I like the tales of San
Fran in the sixties.
A Sport and a Pastime Kayes
Split feelings with this novel.
Rough Weather Robert
B. Parker 2008
The Best of 2.13.61 Publications Ed
Henry Rollins 1998
Writings by Iggy Pop, Jeffery Lee Pierce, Nick Zedd, M. Gira, Alan Vega etc.
The Big Contemporary American Poets Ed by Mark
Very good, poets after 1940.
Poet's Choice Ed by
100 Poets pick a favorite poem they
The Grouchy Grammarian Thomas
Common mistakes in English.
Ministry Al Jourgensen 2013
Absolutely insane goings on.
Bicycle Diaries David Byrne 2009
Mostly a travelogue with commentaries on
subjects that interest him. Good.
Knocking on Heaven's Door Lisa
About the Large Hadron Collider and a lot more.
The Village John Strausbaugh 2013
History of Greenwich Village. Early
exciting times that fall off to nothing after 1980.
Monsieurs Proust's Library Anka
Muhlstein 2012 Connection
between what Proust read and what he wrote. Very good.
Jimi Hendrix: The Man, The Music, The Truth
Sharon Lawrence 2004
I felt I finally got the whole story in context .
And Another Thing Eoin
Adam's Hitchhiker's Guide continued with new author. Close enough for me.
Baudolino Umberto Eco 2000
Story spun from myths and history
of Europe in the 1200's.
A Little Yellow Dog Walter
An Easy Rawlins mystery.
David Hockney Biography 1937-75
Christopher Simon Sykes 2011
Very readable and good balance between art and life.
River Out of Eden Richard Dawkins
Clear explanations of Darwinian science.
The Judas Goat Robert
B. Parker 1978 Early
Collected Poems of Weldon Kees Ed
D. Justice 1955
Downer poetry. Kees committed suicide.
Third Rail Rory Flynn
of Stona Finch. Boston backdrop.
City on Fire Garth Risk
Hallberg 2015 Much
talked about book. NYC is like a character. I found it interesting but not compelling
The Art Book Phaidon
1994 500 color
plates of 500 artists with short informative text.
Rebels Wit Attitude: Subversive Rock Humorists
Iain Ellis 2008
Obvious choices. Not much extra insight.
The Tempest Shakespeare
1600 Not a fave.
Elvis Has Left the Building: Death of the King and
the Rise of Punk Dylan Jones 2014
Not much punk, just a book about Elvis.
Book of Evidence John
Banville 2012 Novel
- did not like. It was not believable or involving.
Guillaume Apollinaire and the Cubist Life
Cecily Mackworth 1963
Great. Puts you right in the middle of Paris and the
great artists bursting with creativity. Apollinaire had a dynamic personality
and was central to the era.
Sheltering Sky Paul Bowles 1949
Very good. Intense.
Young Frankenstein: The Making of the Movie
Mel Brooks 2016 All
Short stories/plays or books I didn't give full attention to.
Instant Gratification Christopher
Lapp 2010 The
Art of the mobile phone camera.
A Hard Day's Night Ray Morton
A Treasury of Contemporary Houses
Architectural Record Mag 1954 Photo
Whistler at the Hunterian Art Gallery Illustrated
Art at the Riksdag Building 1990
Swedish art .
Turner John Rothenstein 1962
Radio Head John Osborne
2009 Reviewing British Radio today.
Icons - Design of the 20th Century Charlotte,
De Capo Best Music Writing Letham, Bresnick 2002
Cliffsnotes to Nana Emile Zola
Elebnis Der Gegenwart Albert Schug 1969
The Place Within Ed by Jodi Daynard
Writings about the American countryside.
Bossypants Tina Fey 2011
The Pursuit of Signs Johnathan
Culler 1981 Semiotics
, Literature and Deconstruction
The Creative World of Mozart Paul
The Sound of the City Charlie
Gillett 1996 Summary
of R'n'R .
The Ethics of Ambiguity Simone
de Beauvoir 1948
Green Day Revealed Ian Shirley 2011
Paul Verlaine Paul Verlaine 1870
Women and Lovers with illustrations.
Charles Baudelaire Charles
Baudelaire 1860 To
A Courtesan with illustrations.
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