Saturday, February 21, 2009

BOOKS | 13 for 2009 PRIME

13 is the key - but anything beyond 13 is a bonus.



  1. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher • Kate Summerscale
    [21/02/2009 ~

  2. The Redbreast • Jo Nesbø [translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett]
    [01/01/2009 ~ 09/02/2009]

  3. The Girl Who Played with Fire • Stieg Larsson [Translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland]
    [02/02/2009 ~

  4. Cyteen: Regenesis • C.J. Cherryh
    [24/01/2009 ~

  5. Arabian Sands • Wilfred Thesiger
    [21/11/2008 ~

  6. Drood • Dan Simmons
    [05/12/2008 ~

  7. The Great War for Civilisation • Robert Fisk
    [13/01/2009 ~

  8. The Eight • Katherine Neville

  9. A Book of Silence • Sara Maitland

  10. My Fantoms • Théophile Gautier

  11. Victorine • Maude Hutchins

  12. Travels With A Tangerine • Tim Mackintosh-Smith


There is no way I can just list 13 books to read. So, I hope to finish at least 13 titles from the pool of titles below:

  1. The Travels of Ibn Battutah, edited by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

  2. Yemen, Tim Mackintosh-Smith

  3. A Dance with Dragons (Song of Ice and Fire), George R.R. Martin

  4. Acedia & Me, Kathleen Norris

  5. Child 44, Tom Rob Smith

  6. In the Woods, Tana French

  7. Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates

  8. 2666, Roberto Bolano

  9. Shadow Country, Peter Matthiessen

  10. A Fine and Private Place, Peter S. Beagle

  11. Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? Ajahn Brahm

  12. Mirror to Damascus, Colin Thubron

  13. The Hills of Adonis: A Quest in Lebanon, Colin Thubron

This list just keeps getting longer! Help! Help! Somebody save me from myself!

3 comments:

theduckthief said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Dark Orpheus!

So many posts for this year already. I'm gonna have to get crackin' if I want to catch up.

Dark Orpheus said...

duck thief - no hurry. blogging isn't a competitive sport. Have a good 2009

Doc Martian said...

my one suggestion on books... every time you buy one, ship one home to your folks. that way you won't have problems transporting them when you get done in dubai. keep one shippable size box of books there so that you can ship that when yer all done. like a box about the size of a box of copy paper would be about right. that's about 15-30 books.