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Books I Read in 2006

Started in 2005, Finished in 2006:
Mark Gruenwald, Louise Simonson, Mike Baron, Roger Salick, Steve Englehart, David Michelinie, Chris Claremont, Steve Gerber, Michael Gallagher, Gerry Conway, Walter Simonson, Roy Thomas: The Evolutionary War
William Makepeace Thackeray: The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq.

Read in 2006:
Philip Glass: Music by Philip Glass, edited and with an introduction by Robert T. Jones; libretti by Glass, Robert Wilson, Christopher Knowles, Lucinda Childs, Samuel M. Johnson, Constance DeJong, Shalom Goldman
Sarah Murgatroyd: The Dig Tree: A True Story of Bravery, Insanity, and the Race to Discover Australia’s Wild Frontier
Songling Pu: Strange Tales of Liaozhai [abridged: 84 stories], translated by Yunzhong Lu, Tifang Chen, Liyi Yang, Zhihong Yang
Colin MacCabe: Godard: A Portrait of the Artist at Seventy; filmography and picture research by Sally Shafto
Frederic Raphael: Eyes Wide Open: A Memoir of Stanley Kubrick
Leo Tolstoy: The Death of Ivan Ilych, translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude
David W. Ellwood, ed.: The Movies as History: Visions of the Twentieth Century [only selected essays: those of Michael Paris, Peter Krämer, Brian Winston, Dan Leab, Sarah Street, Brian Neve, Anthony Aldgate, Sue Harper, Susan Hayward, Nicholas Cull)
Alfred W. Crosby: Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900 – 1900
André Breton: What Is Surrealism?: Selected Writings, edited and introduced by Franklin Rosemont; translated by John Ashbery, Samuel Beckett, Robert Greer Cohn, Guy Ducornet, David Gascoyne, Richard Howard, Louise Hudson, Bravig Imbs, Maria Jolas, Ralph Manheim, Dwight Macdonald, Florence Reynolds, Franklin Rosemont, Francis Scarfe, Stephen Schwartz, John Simmons, Simon Watson Taylor, Edward W. Titus, Dale Tomich, Louise Varèse, April Zuckerman
Richard Koszarski: History of the American Cinema 3: An Evening’s Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928
Joan Kane Nichols: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein’s Creator: The First Science Fiction Writer
Neil Gaiman: Marvel 1602
Neil Gaiman: The Sandman: The Doll’s House, introduction by Clive Barker
Neil Gaiman: The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Mr. Punch
Elgen M. Long, Marie K. Long: Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved
Gilberto Perez: The Material Ghost: Films and Their Medium
Kurt Busiek: Marvels
Steven T. Seagle: It’s a Bird…
Neil Gaiman: The Sandman: Dream Country
L. Frank Baum: Aunt Jane’s Nieces on Vacation
Neil Gaiman: Creatures of the Night
T. Harv Eker: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
Diane Waldman: Joseph Cornell: Master of Dreams
Neil Gaiman: The Sandman: Season of Mists, introduction by Norman Mailer
Neil Gaiman: The Sandman: A Game of You, preface by Samuel R. Delaney
Katherine Langrish: Troll Fell
Grant Morrison: Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth
Steve Vineberg: No Surprises Please: Movies in the Reagan Decade
Peter Bogdanovich, ed.: The Best of American Film Writing 1999 (Jason Shinder, Peter Bogdanovich, Martin Scorsese, David Denby, Molly Haskell, Gore Vidal, Richard Alleva, James Mangold, Bruce Wagner, Terrence Rafferty, Elizabeth Abele, Robert Horton, Douglas Brinkley, Steven Spielberg, Mia L. Mask, Phillip Lopate, John Brodie, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Andrew Sarris, William Zinsser, Rex Reed, Cliff Thompson, Chris Chang, Joseph McBride, Robin Wood, Roger Ebert, E.L. Doctorow, Geoffrey O’Brien)
Eugène Ionesco: Rhinocéros (untranslated)
Neal Adams: Monsters
Peter M. Lenkov: Fort: Prophet of the Unexplained
Keith Giffen, Robert Loren Fleming: Ambush Bug: Nothing Special
Christina Lane: Feminist Hollywood from Born in Flames to Point Break
Neil Gaiman: The Sandman: Brief Lives, afterword by Peter Straub
Neil Gaiman: Death: The High Cost of Living, introduction by Tori Amos
Neil Gaiman: The Sandman: Fables & Reflections, introduction by Gene Wolfe
Matt Wagner: Sandman Mystery Theatre: The Tarantula, introduction by Dave Marsh
Rachel Pollack: Tomahawk
Alan Moore: Batman: The Killing Joke
Guy Maddin: From the Atelier Tovar: Selected Writings
James Lineberger: We Shall All Be Changed
Neil Gaiman: The Books of Magic, introduction by Roger Zealzney
William K. Everson: American Silent Film
Marv Wolfman: Crisis on Infinite Earths, afterword by Dick Giordano
Eugène Ionesco: La Colère (untranslated)
Niel Hancock: Dragon Winter
John Ney-Rieber: The Books of Magic: Bindings, introduction by Jane Yolen
Steve Gerber & Mary Skrenes: Hard Time: Season Two
William Tsutsui: Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of the Monsters
Art Spiegelman and Chip Kidd: Jack Cole and Plastic Man: Forms Stretched to Their Limits!
Michael J. Mandel: The Coming Internet Depression: Why the High-Tech Boom Will Go Bust, Why the Crash Will Be Worse Than You Think, and How to Prosper Afterwards
Louisa May Alcott: Short Stories, edited by Candace Ward
Matt Wagner: Sandman Mystery Theatre: The Face and The Brute
Kosuke Fujishima: Oh My Goddess!: Wrong Number, translated by Dana Lewis, Alan Gleason, Toren Smith
John Keneth Muir: The Unseen Force: The Films of Sam Raimi
Daniel Marcus: Happy Days and Wonder Years: The Fifties and the Sixties in Contemporary Cultural Politics
Robert Warshow: The Immediate Experience: Movies, Comics, Theatre & Other Aspects of Popular Culture, introductions by Sherry Abel and Lionel Trilling
Judith M. Kass: Robert Altman: American Innovator
Kerry Brougher, Jonathan Crary, Russell Ferguson, Bruce Jenkins, Kate Linker, Molly Nesbit, Robert Rosen: Art and Film Since 1945: Hall of Mirrors
Henry Handel Richardson: The Fortunes of Richard Mahony
Stephanie Coontz: The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap
Dwane McDuffie: Monster in My Pocket (RB)
John Ney-Rieber: The Books of Magic: Summonings
Alan Moore: Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
Sextus Empricus: Against the Professors, translated by R.G. Bury
George Pérez, Greg Potter, Len Wein: Wonder Woman: Gods and Mortals
Matt Wagner: Sandman Mystery Theatre: The Vamp
Grant Morrison: We3
Robert Marasco: Child’s Play
John Shelby Spong: The Sins of Scripture: Exposing the Bible’s Texts of Hate to Reveal the God of Love
George Pérez, Len Wein: Wonder Woman: Challenge of the Gods
Grant Morrison: Vimanarama
Gardner Fox: The Adam Strange Archives Volume 1
Paul Buhle, David Wagner: Radical Hollywood: The Untold Story Behind America’s Favorite Movies
John Ney-Rieber: The Books of Magic: Reckonings
John E. Sarno, M.D.: The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain
Karen McLeod: Henry Handel Richardson: A Critical Study (sections on her biography, Maurice Guest, The Fortunes of Richard Mahony, and literary cartography only)
Eric Shanower: Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships
Jack Gantos: The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs
Paul Jenkins, Bill Jemas, Joe Quesada Origin: The True Story of Wolverine
Alan Moore: Watchmen
Paul Davies: How to Build a Time Machine
Bill Willingham: Fables: Legends in Exile
Eugène Ionesco: La Cantatrice Chauve, Anti-Pièce suivi de La Leçon, comédie-drame [untranslated]
Bruce Murray: Film and the German Left in the Weimar Republic: From Caligari to Kuhle Wampe
Frederica J. Balzano, Marsha Boone Kelly: Why Should Extroverts Make All the Money?: Networking Made Easy for the Introvert (mostly just skimmed; just basic off-the-internet info about networking with no real effort to apply it to introverts)
Bill Willingham: Fables: Animal Farm
Doug TenNapel Creature Tech
Bill Willingham: Fables: Storybook Love
Michael Nyman: Experimental Music: Cage and Beyond
Don Elkins, Carla Rueckert, Jim McCarty, eds.: The Law of One: Book I – The Ra Material by Ra, an humble messenger of The Law of One
Marty Alice LeGrow: Bizenghast Book One
Thomas Kellein, Michael Nyman, Julia Robinson: George Brecht: Works from 1959-1973
Esther and Jerry Hicks (The Teachings of Abraham): Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires, foreword by Dr. Wayne Dyer

Read in Part:

David Anthony Kraft: The Savage She-Hulk
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa: Marvel Knights 4
Stephen Gardiner: The House: Its Origins and Evolution

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