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Ze Frank's Reading List

Ze Frank recently sought reading recommendations from friends reading his blog. If Ze sounds like a familiar name to you, you may remember How to Dance Properly, the show, youngmenowme, or chillout. He's a fascinating guy. What follows is the first five pages of his crowd-sourced reading list in our catalog:

The time traveler's wife : a novel by Audrey Niffenegger

Naked lunch : the restored text by William S. Burroughs ; edited by James Grauerholz and Barry Miles

Black swan green : a novel by David Mitchell

The man who was Thursday : a nightmare by G.K. Chesterton ; introduction by Jonathan Lethem

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

The amazing adventures of Kavalier & Clay : a novel by Michael Chabon

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

Extremely loud and incredibly close by Jonathan Safran Foer

1959 : the year everything changed by Fred Kaplan

Sacred games by Vikram Chandra

Ghostwritten : a novel by David Mitchell

Free prize inside! [sound recording] : and, Purple cow by Seth Godin

The secret history by Donna Tartt

Atlas shrugged by Ayn Rand

City of thieves : a novel by David Benioff

The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America by Erik Larson

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts ; traduccion de Alejandro Palomas

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

The once and future king by T.H. White

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov ; with an introduction by Martin Amis

The book thief by Markus Zusak

The book of lost things by John Connolly

The enchantress of Florence : a novel by Salman Rushdie

The brain that changes itself : stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science by Norman Doidge

Roots by Alex Haley

Three cups of tea : one man's mission to promote peace -- one school at a time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Lamb : the gospel according to Biff, Christ's childhood pal by Christopher Moore

We die alone [electronic resource] by David Howarth

Ball Four : the final pitch by Jim Bouton

The master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov ; translated and with notes by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; with an introduction by Richard Pevear

In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick

A game of thrones by George R.R. Martin

Drood : a novel by Dan Simmons

Whales on stilts by M.T. Anderson ; illustrations by Kurt Cyrus

A fine balance : a novel by Rohinton Mistry

The lovely bones by Alice Sebold

Jitterbug perfume by Tom Robbins

An abundance of Katherines by John Green

Man's search for meaning : an introduction to logotherapy by Viktor E. Frankl ; part one translated by Ilse Lasch; preface by Gordon W. Allport

The brothers Karamazov : a novel in four parts and an epilogue by Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; translated with an introduction and notes by David McDuff

The shack : a novel by William P. Young

The feast of love by Charles Baxter

A heartbreaking work of staggering genius by Dave Eggers

The art of racing in the rain : a novel by Garth Stein

The jungle by Upton Sinclair ; with an afterword by Dr. Barry Sears

What is the what : the autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng : a novel by Dave Eggers

Republican Gomorrah : inside the movement that shattered the party by Max Blumenthal

Empire of illusion : the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle by Chris Hedges

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

The audacity of hope: thoughts on reclaiming the American dream by Barack Obama

The road by Cormac McCarthy

The cold six thousand : a novel by James Ellroy

Invisible monsters by Chuck Palahniuk


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