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Books I Read in 2005

A list, more or less chronological, of every book I read this year:

Kirsten Bakis: Lives of the Monster Dogs
Sherman Alexie: The Toughest Indian in the World
Steve Gerber: Howard the Duck vol. 1
L. Frank Baum: Our Landlady
Douglas Adams: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
C.S. Lewis: The Horse and His Boy
Herman Melville: Bartleby, the Scrivener
John R. Neill: The Scalawagons of Oz
Yuri Tsivian: Early Cinema in Russia and Its Cultural Reception
Steven Ascher, Edward Pincus: The Filmmaker’s Handbook
Kelley Conway: Chanteuse in the City: The Realist Singer in French Film
H. Emilie Cady: Lessons in Truth
Mark Evan Swartz: Oz Before the Rainbow: The Wizard of Oz on Stage and Screen to 1939
Jeffrey Sconce: Haunted Media: Electronic Presence from Telegraphy to Television
L. Frank Baum: Mother Goose in Prose
Wayne C. Booth, Joseph M. Williams, Gregory G. Colomb: The Craft of Research
Matilda Joslyn Gage: Woman, Church and State
Brian Graham: Get Hired Fast! Tap the Hidden Job Market in 15 Days
Catherine Ponder: The Secret of Unlimited Prosperity
H. Emilie Cady: How I Used Truth
H. Emilie Cady: God a Present Help
Daniel Handler: Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning
Groucho Marx, Hector Arce: The Secret Word Is Groucho
John R. Neill: Lucky Bucky in Oz
Jack Snow: The Magical Mimics in Oz
Jack Snow: The Shaggy Man of Oz
Rachel R. Cosgrove: The Hidden Valley of Oz
Eloise Jarvis McGraw and Lauren McGraw: Merry Go Round in Oz
Steve Gerber: Void Indigo
L. Frank Baum: The Enchanted Island of Yew
L. Frank Baum: The Flying Girl and Her Chum
George Dawes Greene: The Caveman’s Valentine
Eric Silvestri: Cyber Force: The Tin Men of War
Joan Mellen: Voices from the Japanese Cinema
Gordon R. Dickson: The Dragon and the George
Michael Tolkin: The Player
Peter Haining: The Legend and Bizarre Crimes of Spring-Heeled Jack
Steve Gerber: Code Name: Stryke Force
Steve Gerber and Terry Kavanagh: Cloak and Dagger
Ben Jonson: The Alchemist, edited by Peter Bement
William Shakespeare: Pericles, edited by F.D. Hoeniger
Douglas Hill: The Fraxilly Fracas
Franz Kafka: The Castle, translated by Mark Harman
Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, Ann Nocenti, Jon Bogdanove, Chris Claremont, David Michelinie, Gerry Conway, Steve Englehardt, Julianna Jones, Terry Austin, Dwayne McDuffie, Mark Gruenwald: Inferno
L. Frank Baum: Aunt Jane’s Nieces in Society
Luigi Pirandello: Right You Are, If You Think You Are, translated by Stanley Applebaum
Matt Hoverman: The Collectors (unpublished stage script)
Stephen Gallagher: Chimera
Ryunosuke Akutagawa: Rashomon and Other Stories, translated by Takashi Kojima
Francelia Butler: The Strange Critical Fortunes of Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens
Margaret Laurence: A Bird in the House
Samuel Beckett: The Complete Short Prose, 1929-1989 (Texts for Nothing–>end; read the first half in 2001)
John Napier: Bigfoot
Alice Griffin, ed.: The Sources of Ten Shakespearean Plays
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa: Nightcrawler: The Devil Inside
Kate Linker: Vito Acconci
L. Frank Baum: Aunt Jane’s Nieces and Uncle John
Bill Mantlo, Steve Skeates: Howard the Duck black and white
Gaston Leroux: Le Fantôme de l’Opéra (original French text, edited and with an introduction by Francis Lacassin)
Michael Fleischer, Chris Claremont, Dickie McKenzie, J.M. De Matteis: The Man-Thing, vol. 2
Chris Claremont, Tony Isabella, Steve Gerber: War Is Hell
Steve Gerber: Sludge
Steve Gerber: Man-Thing: Elements of Terror
Mark Gruenwald, Louise Simonson, Mike Baron, Roger Salick, Steve Englehardt, David Michelinie, Chris Claremont, Steve Gerber, Michael Gallagher, Gerry Conway, Walter Simonson: The Evolutionary War [half]
William Makepeace Thackeray: The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. [half]

Total: 67

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