“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things can not be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
~Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad

Plastic tree by Pascale Marthine Tayou at EMMA in Espoo. Photo: fictivestina
The book year of 2017

Here is a listing of some of the novels, short stories and other works of fiction as well as some of the non-fiction I read during 2017.

  1. Clifford D. Simak: A Choice of Gods (1971)
  2. Philip K. Dick: Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said (1974)
  3. Philip Caputo: A Rumor of War (1977)
  4. William S. Burroughs: Cities of the Red Night (1981)
  5. William S. Burroughs: Queer (written in 1951-1953, published in 1985)
  6. Philip K. Dick: Radio Free Albemuth (written in 1976, published posthumously in 1985)
  7. Rob Grant & Doug Naylor: Red Dwarf – Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers (1989)
  8. Victor Erofeyev: Miehet (2001)
  9. Liz Jensen: The Ninth Life of Louis Drax (2005)
  10. Ben H. Winters: The Last Policeman (2012)

Check out the books I read in 2016 and books to read in the future.

I said I *liked* being half-educated; you were so much more *surprised* at everything when you were ignorant.”
~Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals