“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. Sinclair Lewis: It Can’t Happen Here (1935)
  3. Robert Silverberg: Nightwings (1968)
  4. Clifford D. Simak: A Choice of Gods (1971)
  5. Philip K. Dick: Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said (1974)
  6. Philip Caputo: A Rumor of War (1977)
  7. Veikko Huovinen: Koirankynnen leikkaaja (Dog Nail Clipper, 1980)
  8. William S. Burroughs: Cities of the Red Night (1981)
  9. Frederik Pohl: BIPOHL (Drunkard’s Walk & The Age of the Pussyfoot) (1982)
  10. William S. Burroughs: The Place of Dead Roads (1983)
  11. William Gibson: Neuromancer (1984)
  12. William S. Burroughs: Queer (written in 1951-1953, published in 1985)
  13. Philip K. Dick: Radio Free Albemuth (written in 1976, published posthumously in 1985)
  14. William S. Burroughs: The Western Lands (1987)
  15. Rob Grant & Doug Naylor: Red Dwarf – Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers (1989)
  16. Bill Bryson: Made in America (1994)
  17. Andrei Kurkov: Death and the Penguin (1996)
  18. Victor Erofeyev: Miehet (2001)
  19. Elizabeth Moon: The Speed of Dark (2002)
  20. Liz Jensen: The Ninth Life of Louis Drax (2005)
  21. Emmi Itäranta: Teemestarin kirja (Memory of Water, 2012)
  22. James Smythe: The Explorer (2012)
  23. Ben H. Winters: The Last Policeman (2012)
  24. Ben H. Winters: Countdown City (2013)
  25. Ryan North & Matthew Bennardo & David Malki (editors): This is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death (2013)
  26. Ben H. Winters: World of Trouble (2014)
  27. Margaret Atwood: The Heart Goes Last (2015)
  28. Blake Crouch: Dark Matter (2016)
  29. Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw: Will Save the Galaxy for Food (2017)
  30. Tuomas Kyrö: Mielensäpahoittajan Suomi (The Grump’s Finland, 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