Regular reading is mandatory. What follows are books that made a difference in my writing life. Highly recommended:

A Wild Sheep Chase, Sputnik Sweetheart, & all the others by Haruki Murakami
Neverwhere, American Gods, Sandman, Stardust, & all the others by Neil Gaiman
The Colorado Kid, 11/22/63, & all the others  by Stephen King
The Gone Away World, Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway
Fight Club, Survivor, & all the others  by Chuck Palahniuk
The Big Sleep, The Lady in the Lake, & all the others  by Raymond Chandler
The Brothers Karamazov, Crime & Punishment & all the others by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The USA Trilogy by John Dos Passos
TheHunter by Richard Stark
No Country for Old Men, Blood Meridian & all the others  by Cormac McCarthy
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim & all the others by David Sedaris
Transmetropolitain by Warren Ellis
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
TheTunnel by William Gass
The Hunger Artist, & In the PenalColony by Franz Kafka
Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville
The Moonis Down by John Steinbeck
The Overcoat  by Nikolai Gogol
Watchmen,by Alan Moore and David Gibbons
The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God by Etgar Keret
Trespass by Valerie Martin
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
Party of One: A Loner’s Manifesto by Anneli Rufus
Travel Writing by Peter Ferry
The Throne of the third Heaven of Nations Millennium General Assembly by Denis Johnson
Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag
Guns, Drugs, and Monsters by Steve Niles
The History of the Seige of Lisbon by Jose Saramago
62: A Model Kit by Julio Cortazar
Madness and Civilization by Michel Foucault

…and check in later for more suggestions.

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