General Fiction

I read lots of fiction. Really, truly! The fact that there are only a few items on the list below is embarrassing, but I had to start somewhere — and it happens to be the book I finished on the day that I was doing this bit of updating of the website, and another one that has had a profound impact on my life. I promise that there will be a more respectable list (well, at least a longer list) relatively soon.

Bronson, Po. The First $20 Million Is Always The Hardest: A Silicon Valley Novel.(New York: Random House, 1997).
DeMarco, Tom. Dark Harbor House. (Down East Books, 2001).
DeMarco, Tom. Lieutenant America and Miss Apple Pie. (Down East Books, 2002).
Doig, Ivan. Ride with Me, Mariah Montana. (New York: Penguin Books, 1990). Read Ed's Review.
Marshall, Michael. The Straw Men. (New York: Jove Books, 2002). [A very dark, grim, but nevertheless interesting novel about a terrorist form of kidnapping. I picked it up, by chance, at an airport — and was surprised to see that the story involved Montana (one of my favorite places), the Internet, digital photography, and Macintosh Powerbooks.]
Pirsig, Robert. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. (Bantam Books, 1974).
Pirsig, Robert. Lila: An Inquiry into Moral. (Bantam Books, 1992).
Quinn, Daniel. Ishmael. (New York: Bantam Books, 1993).
Quinn, Daniel. The Story of B. (New York: Bantam Books, 1997).
Quinn, Daniel. My Ishmael. (New York: Bantam Books, 1997).
Quinn, Daniel. Beyond Civilization. (Harmony Books, 1999).
Quinn, Daniel. The Man Who Grew Young. (New York: Context Books, 2001).
Whitehead, Colson. The Intuitionist, (Anchor Books, Jan 2000). Read Ed's Review. [See also Colson Whitehead's poignant essay about New York City, "Lost and Found," published two months after the World Trade Center attack, in the November 11, 2001 issue of the New York Times Sunday magazine. Comments on this essay and many other articles, essays, and writings about the World Trade Center attack can be found on the World Trade Center page of this website.]


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