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Cool Booklist 2011

Books: 2010 Films: 2011 2010

- Deadly Honeymoon ~ Lawrence Block
- e Squared ~ Matt Beaumont
- The Turnaround ~ George Pelecanos
Abandoned - Q ≈ Luther Blissett - 100 pages (out of ~670) was more than enough.
- The Getaway ≈ Jim Thompson
- The Grifters ≈ Jim Thompson
- Stoner ~ John Williams
½ The Gentlemen's Hour ~ Don Winslow
- Butcher's Crossing ~ John Williams
½ Sabbath's Theater ~ Philip Roth
- Men from Boys ~ ed. John Harvey (decent collection of shorts + an interesting Andrew Coburn novella)
- Stark ~ Edward Bunker
½ Jesus Out to Sea & Other Stories ~ James Lee Burke
- The Talented Mr. Ripley ~ Patricia Highsmith
- Augustus ~ John Williams
½ Havana Blue ~ Leonardo Padura (tr: Peter Bush) - translation includes too many basic errors (missing words, wrong tense, etc.)
- Adiós Hemingway ~ Leonardo Padura (tr: John King) - King's translation was a better read than Bush's translation of Havana Blue (and I only noticed one error).
- Hard Rain Falling ~ Don Carpenter
- Men and Cartoons ~ Jonathan Lethem
- Outer Dark ~ Cormac McCarthy
- Havana Gold ~ Leonardo Padura (tr: Peter Bush) - Bitter Lemon Press strikes again, too many errors!
- The Sunset Limited ~ Cormac McCarthy
- Nemesis ~ Philip Roth
- Amongst Women ~ John McGahern
- The Engagement ~ Georges Simenon
- Tropic Moon ~ Georges Simenon
½ Death Row Breakout & Other Stories ~ Edward Bunker
- The Widow ~ Georges Simenon
- Three Bedrooms in Manhattan ~ Georges Simenon
- The Stranger ~ Albert Camus
- Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in the West ~ Cormac McCarthy
- Three Crimes ~ Georges Simenon
- Point Omega ~ Don DeLillo
½ Red Lights ~ Georges Simenon
½ Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency ~ Douglas Adams
- The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul ~ Douglas Adams
- The Thirty-Nine Steps ~ John Buchan
- The Power-House ~ John Buchan
½ Bordersnakes ~ James Crumley
- Monsieur Monde Vanishes ~ Georges Simenon
- The Man Who Watched the Trains Go By ~ Georges Simenon
½ Wild Nights! ~ Joyce Carol Oates
- Roseanna ~ Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö
_ -- _ - The Sisters Brothers ≈ Patrick deWitt (only ~40-pages in & I accidentally left my copy somewhere... TBC in 2012)
- Three to Kill ~ Jean-Patrick Manchette
½ The Prone Gunman ~ Jean-Patrick Manchette
- The Burglar ~ David Goodis
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