Tom's Library

Here are some of my favorite books both old and new.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Long, Dark Tea Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Possession by A.S. Byatt

Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Stranger by Albert Camus

The Alienist by Caleb Carr

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

The List of Seven by Mark Frost

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman (and Terry Pratchet)

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

American Gods by Neil Gaimen

Grendle by John Gardner

The World According to Garp by John Irving

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

The Trial by Franz Kafka

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist by Mark Leyrner

Black Water by Joyce Carol Oats

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oats

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice

Tale of the Body Theif by Anne Rice

The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robins

Naked by David Sedaris

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

The Witches of Estwick by John Updike

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnuget

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


I'm also a big fan of the short story, here are a few that stand out in particular:

The Babysitter by Robert Coover

The Dead by James Joyce

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

A&P by John Updike

And I do enjoy the occassional play or two:

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco

MacBeth by William Shakespeare

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard

The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde