2017

“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. Mark Twain: The Innocents Abroad. Or, The New Pilgrim’s Progress (1869)
  2. Clifford D. Simak: A Choice of Gods (1971)
  3. Philip K. Dick: Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said (1974)
  4. Philip Caputo: A Rumor of War (1977)
  5. Veikko Huovinen: Koirankynnen leikkaaja (1980)
  6. William S. Burroughs: Cities of the Red Night (1981)
  7. William S. Burroughs: The Place of Dead Roads (1983)
  8. William Gibson: Neuromancer (1984)
  9. William S. Burroughs: Queer (written in 1951-1953, published in 1985)
  10. Philip K. Dick: Radio Free Albemuth (written in 1976, published posthumously in 1985)
  11. William S. Burroughs: The Western Lands (1987)
  12. Rob Grant & Doug Naylor: Red Dwarf – Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers (1989)
  13. Bill Bryson: Made in America (1994)
  14. Andrei Kurkov: Death and the Penguin (1996)
  15. Victor Erofeyev: Miehet (2001)
  16. Liz Jensen: The Ninth Life of Louis Drax (2005)
  17. Ben H. Winters: The Last Policeman (2012)
  18. Ben H. Winters: Countdown City (2013)
  19. Ryan North & Matthew Bennardo & David Malki (editors): This is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death (2013)
  20. Ben H. Winters: World of Trouble (2014)
  21. Margaret Atwood: The Heart Goes Last (2015)
  22. Blake Crouch: Dark Matter (2016)
  23. Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw: Will Save the Galaxy for Food (2017)

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