Ravings From The Bog


Decisions, decisions, decisions…

I have over fifty books sitting in my bedroom calling out to me to read them. I can’t visit bookshops without buying five or six each time and I maintain a list of books and films I have seen reviewed that I want to read or watch. My point is that I am sitting here wondering what to do with the next 90 minutes – should I finish some work, watch a DVD, or go to bed and read. Information overload!

I think I’d better get reading!

Here is my list of books and films, many of which I have read or watched, but the “strikethrough” I use on the Word document on my Mac doesn’t show up on the post. Most of this stuff was worth reading or watching. Email for any recommendations!

36 (Film)

A Clear Calling – David Austin

A Million Little Pieces – James Frey

A Round-Heeled Woman – Jane Juska

A Very Long Engagement (Film)

About the Author – John Colapinto

American Gangster (Film)

American Scream – (Bill Hicks Bio)

An Underworld at War – Donald Thomas

Animal Farm – George Orwell

Bag Men – Mark Costello

Big If – Mark Costello

Big Snow – David Park

Billy Ruffian – David Cordingley

Brick (Film)

Capote (Film)

Carnival – Robert Antoni

Case Histories – Kate Atkinson

Chaos Theory (Film)

Choke – Chuck Palahniuk

Chronos (Film)

Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

Cold Spring Harbor – Richard Yates

Cozy – Parnell Hall

Cutter’s Way (Film)

Dark Voyage – Alan Furst

Days Of Heaven (Film)

Deal (Film)

Delay – Tim Krabbe

Don’t Touch The Axe (Film)

Drive On! – LJK Setright

East of Nowhere – Robert Chalmers

Finding Amanda (Film)

Flight to Arras – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Gerry (Film)

Ghost Riders – Richard Grant

Hard Candy (Film)

Hidden (Film)

I’m Not Scared – Niccolo Ammaniti

Imperial Life in the Emerald City

In Praise of Slow – Carl Honore

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell – Susanna Clarke

Junebug (Film)

L’Eclisse (Film)

Lying Liars and the Liars Who Tell Them – Al Franken

Mailman – Robert J Lennon

Manderley (Film)

Midnight in the Garden Of Good and Evil – John Berendt

Mimi and Toutou Go Forth – Giles Foden

Missing Kissinger – Etgar Keret

Mister Candid – Julian Hardy

My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time – Liz Jensen

Narc (Film)

Night Dogs – Kent Anderson

Night Flight – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Noise (Film)

North Soho 999 – Virginia Ironside

On Chesil Beach – Ian McEwan

Original Bliss – AL Kennedy

Owning Mahowney (Film)

Pandora in the Congo – Sanchez Pinol

Paradise Now (Film)

Petites Couperes (Film)

Playing Politics With Terrorism – George Kassimeris

Pollock (Film)

River of Time – Jon Swain

Romance & Cigarettes (Film)

Roscoe – William Kennedy

S.O.P. (Film)

Seven-Tenths – James Hamilton-Paterson

Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn

Shooter (Film)

Smart People (Film)

So Many Ways To Begin – Jon McGregor

St Pancras Station – Simon Bradley

Strangers on a Train – Jenny Diski

Strayed (Film)

Street Kings (Film)

Syriana (Film)

TDY – Douglas Valentine

Tell No One (Film)

Tennis Whites and Teacakes – John Betjeman

The Age of the Warrior – Robert Fisk

The Analyst – John Katzenbach

The Bear Boy – Cynthia Ozick

The Bedford Boys – Alex Kershaw

The Black Book – Orhan Pamuk

The Blood of Victory – Alan Furst

The Boys from Brazil (Film)

The Cheek Perforation Dance – Sean Thomas

The Clearing – Tim Gautreaux

The Coast of Good Intentions – Michael Byers

The Cretan Runner – Psychoundakis

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon

The Devil’s Backbone (Film)

The Easter Parade – Richard Yates

The End of Alice – A M Homes

The False Start – Sebastian Japrisot

The Fantastic Book of Everybody’s Secrets – Sophie Hannah

The Gate – Francois Bizot

The Good Girl (Film)

The Havana Room – Colin Patterson

The Highest Tide – Jim Lynch

The Iillusionist (Film)

The Job – Irene Dische

The Kingdom (Film)

The Kite Runner (Film)

The Last Mistress (Film)

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Film)

The Light of Day – Graham Swift

The Lost Luggage Porter – Andrew Martin

The Man in The Basement – Walter Mosley

The Matador (Film)

The Minotaur Takes a Smoke Break – Steven Sherrill

The Motel Life – Willy Vlautin

The Necropolis Railway – Andrew Martin

The Office of Innocence – Thomas Keneally

The Painted Veil (Film)

The Piano Tuner – Daniel Mason

The Proposition (Film)

The Quiet American – 1957 (Film)

The Rules of Attraction (Film)

The Secret Life Of Trees – Colin Tudge

The Squid and The Whale (Film)

The Straw Men – Michael Marshall

The Table (Film)

The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

The Tracey Fragments (Film)

The Wackness (Film)

Their Darkest Hour – Laurence Rees

Them: Adventures with Extremists – Jon Ronson

Then She Found Me (Film)

Thug – Mike Dash

Tokyo – Mo Hayder

Tommy – Richard Holmes

Tomorrow – Graham Swift

Train – Pete Dexter

Up at the Villa (Film)

Vendredi Soir (Film)

Vernon God Little – DBC Pierre

Visits From The Drowned Girl – Steven Sherrill

Waiting Period – Hubert Selby Jr

War in Val d’Orica – Iris Origo

Watchmen – Alan Moore

What a Carve Up – Jonathan Coe

What Was Lost – Catherine O’Flynn

Wish I Was Here – Jackie Kay

Y Tu Mama Tambien (DVD)

You got nothing coming – Jim Lerner

Zugzwang – Ronan Bennett