Monday, May 4, 2009

June reading list

Hi all,
Sorry to butt in in the May topic, but in case you have already read 1984 and are wondering what to read next, I thought I'd put a few suggestions up.
My topic of autobiographical fiction grew out of my love of the work of Henry Miller and On the road by Kerouac. I thought we might do autobiographical fiction as a topic to discuss the form rather than all reading one book.
I had three authors in mind to talk about and compare, Henry Miller, Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson, who are often linked together because of their style although all from different eras.
Some titles by these authors include:
Tropic of Cancer and/or
Tropic of Capricorn by Miller
On the road by Kerouac
and the Rum Diary by Thompson.
I guess you could read anything you can get your hands on by these authors, but these I would recommend as a start and I think it would be interesting to focus on because they were all written before the authors became famous and established as writers.
I have a copy of the Rum Diary somewhere that I can lend you too.
Happy reading folks!