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Sierra Hahn, Cameron Stewart
The Old Gringo
Carlos Fuentes, Margaret Sayers Peden
Branch Cabell James Branch Cabell
White Apples
Jonathan Carroll
Tarzan of the Apes
Michael Meyer, Gore Vidal, Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Dead of Night: The Ghost Stories of Oliver Onions (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural)
Oliver Onions
Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time, #1)
Marcel Proust, C.K. Scott Moncrieff, Terence Kilmartin, D.J. Enright
The Land of Laughs
Jonathan Carroll
Voyage Along the Horizon
Javier MarĂ­as, Kristina Cordero
Palm-of-the-Hand Stories
J. Martin Holman, Lane Dunlop, Yasunari Kawabata
Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans: The Best of McSweeney's Humor Category - Dave Eggers, Kevin Shay, Lee Epstein, Suzanne Kleid, McSweeney's Publishing not my cup of tea. i like absurd humour, not what purports to be clever humour. the only thing in it that really made me laugh very hard was the Journal of a new COBRA recruit because it pointed out the absurdities in the cartoon: why stand quietly and aim when you can just keep running at the target, shooting wildly and yelling COBRA?, for example. and you can find that actually funny column right here for free on the interweb: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2002/01/02cobra.html don't both reading the sequel he wrote, it's boring. :)

also, i have to wonder about the wisdom in putting a whole bunch of lists at the end. they made me fall asleep. i suspect that this book is a toilet book for some people. matthew will be disappointed that i didn't like it, but i disappoint him so regularly, that he should be used to it by now. :)