Recommended Reading

ones that stood out.
in alpha by title order.

Alice in Wonderland

and Through the Looking-glass;
The Hunting of the Snark
(all w/Tenniel illustrations)
Lewis Carroll
Archy and Mehitabel, &
the life & times of, etc.
(w/ Herriman illustrations)
Don Marquis
At the Mountains of Madness
and numerous short stories
H P Lovecraft
Autobiography of Black Hawk
Bartholomew and the Oobleck,
The Cat in the Hat, and others
Dr Seuss
Candide Voltaire
Count Zero
Neuromancer and others
William Gibson
also High Rise and others
J G Ballard
Crazy Cartoons by VIP V Partch
Cruising the Movies Boyd MacDonald
The Curse of Lono
(w/ Ralph Steadman illustrations)
also Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Hunter S Thompson
The Day of the Locust Nathaniel West
The Decameron Boccaccio
A Distant Mirror Barbara Tuchman
Don Martin Steps Out
Don Martin Bounces Back
Don Martin Drops 13 Stories

and cartoons in Mad magazines
Don Martin
dragon stories, and other books E. Nesbit
Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend
Little Nemo etc
Winsor McCay
The Dream of the Red Chamber Ts'ao Chan
Far Tortuga Peter Matthiesen
The Fifth Head of Cerberus Gene Wolfe
Il Galateo Giovanni della Casa
(R.S. Pine-Coffin translation)
The Gormenghast trilogy Mervyn Peake
Half Magic
Magic by the Lake
Thyme Garden
Knight's Castle
The Well Wishers
Magic or Not?
Edward Eager
Homer Price and Centerburg Tales Robert McCloskey
The House on the Borderland William Hope Hodgson
I Claudius and Claudius the God Robert Graves
Inherit the Wind Jerome Lawrence and Robert E Lee
The Inquestor Tetralogy
also Mallworld,
Somtow Sucharitkul
or as S P Somtow
In Watermelon Sugar Richard Brautigan
Krazy Kat comic strips George Herriman
Land of Oz
(w/ John R. Neil illustrations)
L Frank Baum
The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Lord of the Rings J. R. R. Tolkien
The Malacia Tapestry Brian Aldiss
The Mathematical Theory of Relativity A S Eddington
The Mezzanine Nicholson Baker
the Moomintroll books Tove Jansson
The Niebelungenleid
I liked the A.T. Hatto/Penguin Classics translation.
(anonymous, ca.1200 AD)
and other
Instrumentality stories
Cordwainer Smith
The Once and Future King T H White
Paddle-to-the-Sea Holling C Holling
The Phantom Tollboth Norton Juster
Pogo comic strips Walt Kelly
Rootabaga Stories
(w/ Maud & Miska Petersham illustrations)
Carl Sandburg
The Satyricon Petronius
The Sirens of Titan
also Cat's Cradle etc
Kurt Vonnegut Jr
also A Perfect Vacuum,
Imaginary Magnitude
Stanislaw Lem
Speak Up You Tiny Fool John Glashan
The Stars My Destination Alfred Bester
Spinors and Space-Time,
vol.s 1 & 2
(ok, these I didn't read cover to cover,
but jumping around in them was great.)
Roger Penrose and
Wolfgang Rindler
anything Tintin
esp. Flight 714, The Shooting Star, The Blue Lotus, ...all of them
essays, cartoons, fairy tales James Thurber
The Twelve Ceasars Suetonius
The Twenty One Balloons William Pene Du Bois
Voyage to Arcturus David Lindsay
(some of my favorites are quoted on my memorial to dead friends page)
Walt Whitman
Watchmen Alan Moore;
Dave Gibbons illus.
The Willowdale Handcar,
The Insect God,
The West Wing,
The Doubtful Guest,

and many others
Edward Gorey
The Wind in the Willows
(w/E H Shepard illustrations)
Kenneth Grahame
Winnie the Pooh
and the House on Pooh Corner
(w/E H Shepard illustrations)
A A Milne
The Young Visiters
(w/ Wm Pene du Bois illustrations)
Daisy Ashford

useful years after taking a course; actually readable

Calculus and Analytical Geometry
(3rd Edition, 1960)
George B Thomas Jr
Galactic Astronomy: Structure and Kinematics Mihalas & Binney
Mechanics Keith Symon
Radio Astronomy;
also Antennas
John D Kraus
books I'd like to have:

- The Junior Woodchuck's Guidebook

- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
(the one from the Ursa Minor publishers)

- and maybe just sneak a glance into the Necronomicon, sometime when I'm at the Miskatonic University's library.

and for the pictures, books full of work by:
Grandville, Odilon Redon, Max Ernst, John Held Jr.
are hightly recommended, among others.

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