Since 2014 I have been posting my Goodreads reviews to this site. They are indexed below in five categories—fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction, and comics—and organized by authorial surname.


Adler, Renata. Speedboat.

Aira, César. An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter.

Aira, César. Ema, the Captive.

Aira, César. How I Became a Nun.

Amis, Martin. Inside Story.

Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid’s Tale.

Austen, Jane. Emma.

Austen, Jane. Sense and Sensibility.

Baldwin, James. Giovianni’s Room.

Ballard, J.G. Crash.

Ballard, J.G. High-Rise.

Balzac, Honoré de. Lost Illusions.

Banville, John. Shroud.

Barnes, Djuna. Nightwood.

Basu, Jayinee. The City of Folding Faces.

Bataille, Georges. Story of the Eye.

Bellow, Saul. The Adventures of Augie March.

Bellow, Saul. Henderson the Rain King.

Bellow, Saul. Mr. Sammler’s Planet.

Boccaccio, Giovanni. The Decameron.

Bolaño, Roberto. By Night in Chile.

Bradbury, Ray. Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Brontë, Charlotte. Villette.

Brottman, Mikita. Thirteen Girls.

Brown, Charles Brockden. Wieland and Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist.

Burns, Anna. Milkman.

Butler, Octavia E. Kindred.

Campbell, N. J. Found Audio.

Carlyle, Thomas. Sartor Resartus.

Carpentier, Alejo. The Kingdom of This World.

Carver, Raymond. What We Talk About When Talk About Love.

Cather, Willa. My Ántonia.

Cather, Willa. The Professor’s House.

Chabon, Michael. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.

Chandler, Raymond. The Big Sleep.

Chesterton, G. K. The Man Who Was Thursday.

Coetzee, J.M. The Childhood of Jesus.

Coetzee, J.M. The Death of Jesus.

Coetzee, J.M. The Master of Petersburg.

Coetzee, J.M. The Schooldays of Jesus.

Conrad, Joseph. The Secret Sharer and Other Stories.

Crane, Stephen. Maggie: A Girl of the Streets.

Crèvecoeur, J. Hector St. John de. Letters from an American Farmer.

Danielewski, Mark Z. House of Leaves.

Davis, Rebecca Harding. Life in the Iron Mills.

Dazai, Osamu. No Longer Human.

Delany, Samuel R. Babel-17.

DeLillo, Don. Americana.

DeLillo, Don. Falling Man.

DeLillo,  Don. Great James Street.

DeLillo, Don. Libra.

DeLillo, Don. Running Dog.

DeLillo, Don. The Silence.

DeLillo, Don. Underworld.

DeLillo, Don. White Noise.

DeLillo, Don. Zero K.

Dick, Philip K. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Dick, Philip K. The Man in the High Castle.

Dickens, Charles. David Copperfield.

Didion, Joan. A Book of Common Prayer.

Didion, Joan. The Last Thing He Wanted.

Didion, Joan. Play It as It Lays.

Döblin, Alfred. Berlin Alexanderplatz.

Doctorow, E.L. Ragtime.

Dostoevsky, Fyodor. Demons.

Dostoevsky, Fyodor. A Gentle Creature and Other Stories.

Dostoevsky, Fyodor. The Idiot.

Dostoevsky, Fyodor. Notes from Underground.

Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Sign of Four.

Ducornet, Rikki. Gazelle.

Ducornet, Rikki. Netsuke.

Eco, Umberto. Foucault’s Pendulum.

Eliot, George. Silas Marner.

Erdrich, Louise. Antelope Woman.

Erdrich, Louise. Love Medicine.

Erdrich, Louise. The Plague of Doves.

Faulkner, William. As I Lay Dying.

Faulkner, William. Go Down, Moses.

Faulkner, William. Light in August.

Faulkner, William. Sanctuary.

Fielding, Henry. Tom Jones.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby.

Flynn, Gillian. Dark Places.

Flynn, Gillian. Gone Girl.

Forster, E. M. Maurice.

Foster, Hannah Webster. The Coquette.

Franzen, Jonathan. Purity.

Giono, Jean. Melville.

Giraldi, William, Hold the Dark.

Greene, Graham. The Quiet American.

Halliday, Lisa. Asymmetry.

Hammett, Dashiell. The Maltese Falcon.

Hannah, Barry. Ray.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Marble Faun.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Rappaccini’s Daughter.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter.

Hemingway, Ernest. The Snows of Kilimanjaro

Herbert, Frank. Dune.

Hölderlin, Friedrich. Hyperion.

Houellebecq, Michel. Submission.

Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World.

Isherwood, Christopher. The Berlin Stories.

Isherwood, Christopher. Prater Violet.

Ishiguro, Kazuo. An Artist of the Floating World.

Ishiguro, Kazuo. The Buried Giant.

Ishiguro, Kazuo. Klara and the Sun.

Ishiguro, Kazuo. Never Let Me Go.

Ishiguro, Kazuo. A Pale View of Hills.

Ishiguro, Kazuo. When We Were Orphans.

Jacobsen, Jens Peter. Niels Lyhne.

James, Henry. The Ambassadors.

James, Henry. The Beast in the Jungle and Other Stories.

James, Henry. The Turn of the Screw.

Jewett, Sarah Orne. The Country of the Pointed Firs.

Johnson, Charles. Middle Passage.

Jones, Gayl. Corregidora.

Joyce, James. Dubliners.

Joyce, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

Joyce, James. Ulysses.

Jünger, Ernst. The Glass Bees.

Kang, Han. The Vegetarian.

Kavan, Anna. Ice.

Kerouac, Jack. On the Road.

Kim, Richard E. The Martyred.

King, Stephen. Pet Sematary.

Kipling, Rudyard. Kim.

Knausgaard, Karl Ove. My Struggle, Book One: A Death in the Family.

Kosinski, Jerzy. The Painted Bird.

Lampedusa, Giuseppe di. The Leopard.

Larsen, Nella. Quicksand.

Lawrence, D. H. The Rainbow.

Lawrence, D. H. Sons and Lovers.

Lawrence, D. H. Women in Love.

LeGuin. Ursula K. The Left Hand of Darkness.

Lessing, Doris. The Golden Notebook.

Levy, Deborah. Swimming Home.

Lewis, Matthew G. The Monk.

Lim, Eugene. Dear Cyborgs.

Lin, Tao. Leave Society.

Lin, Tao. Shoplifting from American Apparel.

Longus. Daphnis and Chloe.

Lovecraft, H. P. At the Mountains of Madness.

Lowry, Malcolm. Under the Volcano.

Luiselli, Valeria. Faces in the Crowd.

Luiselli, Valeria. Lost Children Archive.

Machado de Assis. The Alienist

Malamud, Bernard. The Assistant.

Mann, Thomas. Death in Venice.

Mann, Thomas. Doctor Faustus.

Mann, Thomas. The Magic Mountain.

Mann, Thomas. Mario and the Magician.

Marías, Javier. The Infatuations.

Markson, David. Vanishing Point.

McCarthy, Cormac. All the Pretty Horses.

McCarthy, Cormac. Blood Meridian.

McCarthy, Cormac. Child of God.

McCarthy, Cormac. Cities of the Plain.

McCarthy, Cormac. The Crossing.

McCarthy, Cormac. The Orchard Keeper.

McCarthy, Cormac. The Passenger.

McCarthy, Cormac. The Road.

McCarthy, Tom. Satin Island.

Melville, Herman. Bartleby the Scrivener.

Melville, Herman. Benito Cereno.

Melville, Herman. Billy Budd.

Melville, Herman. The Confidence Man: His Masquerade.

Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick.

Melville, Herman. The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids.

Melville, Herman. Pierre; or, The Ambiguities.

Mishima, Yukio. Confessions of a Mask.

Mishima, Yukio. Patriotism.

Mitchell, David. The Bone Clocks.

Moore, Alan. Illuminations.

Morrison, Toni. Beloved.

Morrison, Toni. God Help the Child.

Morrison, Toni. Paradise.

Morrison, Toni. Song of Solomon.

Morrison, Toni. Sula.

Murakami, Haruki. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.

Murdoch, Iris. The Bell.

Murdoch, Iris. The Sea, the Sea.

Murdoch, Iris. A Severed Head.

Murnane, Gerald. The Plains.

Nabokov, Vladimir. The Defense.

Nabokov, Vladimir. Despair.

Nabokov, Vladimir. The Enchanter.

Nabokov, Vladimir. Lolita.

NDiaye, Marie. All My Friends.

Nguyen, Viet Thanh. The Sympathizer.

Oates, Joyce Carol. First Love: A Gothic Tale.

Oates, Joyce Carol. We Were the Mulvaneys.

Offill, Jenny. Dept. of Speculation.

O’Connor, Flannery. Wise Blood.

Ozick, Cynthia. Antiquities.

Ozick, Cynthia. Foreign Bodies.

Ozick, Cynthia. Heir to the Glimmering World.

Ozick, Cynthia. The Puttermesser Papers.

Ozick, Cynthia. The Shawl.

Pessl, Marisha. Night Film.

Platonov, Andrey. Happy Moscow.

Poe, Edgar Allan. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket.

Portis, Charles. True Grit.

Pushkin, Alexander. Eugene Onegin.

Pynchon, Thomas. The Crying of Lot 49.

Pynchon, Thomas. Gravity’s Rainbow.

Pynchon, Thomas. Inherent Vice.

Pynchon, Thomas. V.

Radcliffe, Ann. The Mysteries of Udolpho.

Reed, Ishmael. Mumbo Jumbo.

Revueltas, José. The Hole.

Richardson, Samuel. Pamela.

Robinson, Marilynne. Gilead.

Robinson, Marilynne. Housekeeping.

Roth, Philip. American Pastoral.

Roth, Philip. The Counterlife.

Roth, Philip. The Ghost Writer.

Roth, Philip. Goodbye, Columbus.

Roth, Philip. Indignation.

Roth, Philip. The Plot Against America.

Rowson, Susanna. Charlotte Temple.

Rulfo, Juan. Pedro Páramo.

Rushdie, Salman. Midnight’s Children.

Salih, Tayeb. Season of Migration to the North.

Sartre, Jean-Paul. Nausea.

Saunders, George. Lincoln in the Bardo.

Saunders, George. Tenth of December.

Sebald, W.G. The Rings of Saturn.

Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein.

Silko, Leslie Marmon. Ceremony.

Singer, Isaac Bashevis. Satan in Goray.

Spark, Muriel. The Driver’s Seat.

Stein, Gertrude. Three Lives.

Stevenson Robert Louis. Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Stoker, Bram. Dracula.

Tartt, Donna. The Secret History.

Thomas, D. M. The White Hotel.

Torres, Justin. We the Animals.

Tuten, Frederic. Van Gogh’s Bad Cafe.

Updike, John. Rabbit Is Rich.

Updike, John. Rabbit Redux.

Vidal, Gore. The City and the Pillar.

Vidal, Gore. Myra Breckinridge.

Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five.

Walker, Alice. The Color Purple.

Walpole, Horace. The Castle of Otranto.

Wells, H. G. The Island of Doctor Moreau.

West, Nathanael. Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust.

Wharton, Edith. The Age of Innocence.

Winterson, Jeanette. Art and Lies.

Woodrell, Daniel. Winter’s Bone.

Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway.


Alighieri, Dante. Inferno.

Alighieri, Dante. Paradiso.

Alighieri, Dante. Purgatorio.

Ashbery, John. Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror.

Berryman, John. 77 Dream Songs.

Bishop, Elizabeth. Geography III.

Bishop, Elizabeth. Questions of Travel.

Blake, William. Blake’s Poetry and Designs.

Crane, Hart. The Bridge.

Crane, Hart. White Buildings.

Eliot, T. S. The Waste Land and Four Quartets.

Ginsberg, Allen. Howl and Other Poems.

Glück, Louise. Poems 1962-2012.

Heaney, Seamus. Death of a Naturalist.

Homer. The Iliad.

Homer. The Odyssey.

Hughes, Langston. The Weary Blues.

Lowell, Robert. For the Union Dead.

Milton, John. Paradise Lost.

Moore, Marianne. Observations.

Murray, Les. Dog Fox Field.

Murray, Les. The Vernacular Republic.

Ovid. The Metamorphoses.

Plath, Sylvia. Ariel.

Pushkin, Alexander. Eugene Onegin.

Rankine, Claudia. Citizen.

Rich, Adrienne. Diving into the Wreck.

Rilke, Rainer Maria. Duino Elegies.

Schnackenberg, Gjertrud. The Throne of Labdacus.

Sebald, W.G. After Nature.

Shelley, Percy Bysshe. Shelley’s Poetry and Prose.

Smith, Tracy K. Life on Mars.

Spenser, Edmund. The Faerie Queene.

Stevens, Wallace. Harmonium.

Stevens, Wallace. The Palm at the End of the Mind.

Virgil. The Aeneid.

Virgil. The Eclogues.

Walcott, Derek. Omeros.

Whitman, Walt. Song of Myself.

Yeats, William Butler. The Tower.


Beckett, Samuel. Happy Days.

Brecht, Bertholt. Parables for the Theater.

Carr, Marina. By the Bog of Cats.

Eliot, T.S. Murder in the Cathedral.

Euripides. The Bacchae and Other Plays.

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. Faust.

Ibsen, Henrik. The Master Builder.

Mamet, David. Glengarry Glen Ross.

Marlowe, Christopher. Doctor Faustus.

Miller, Arthur. Death of a Salesman.

O’Neill, Eugene. Long Day’s Journey into Night.

O’Neill, Eugene. Three Plays: Desire Under the Elms, Strange Interlude, Mourning Becomes Electra.

Sartre, Jean-Paul. No Exit.

Shakespeare, William. 1 Henry IV.

Shakespeare, William. 2 Henry IV.

Shakespeare, William. Cymbeline.

Shakespeare, William. Hamlet.

Shakespeare, William. King Lear.

Shakespeare, William. Love’s Labour’s Lost.

Shakespeare, William. Macbeth.

Shakespeare, William. Othello.

Shakespeare, William. Richard II.

Shakespeare, William. The Tempest.

Shakespeare, William. Timon of Athens.

Shakespeare, William. Titus Andronicus.

Shakespeare, William. Troilus and Cressida.

Shaw, George Bernard. Plays.

Sophocles. The Complete Plays.

Soyinka, Wole. Death and the King’s Horseman.

Stoppard, Tom. Arcadia.

Synge, J. M. The Playboy of the Western World and Riders to the Sea.

Williams, Tennessee. The Glass Menagerie.

Williams, Tennessee. A Streetcar Named Desire.

Wilson, August. Fences.

Wilson, August. Gem of the Ocean.


Adorno, Theodor. Minima Moralia: Reflections on a Damaged Life.

Arendt, Hannah. The Origins of Totalitarianism.

Atwell, David. J.M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing.

Auerbach, Erich. Time, History, and Literature: Selected Essays.

Baldwin, James. The Fire Next Time.

Bernal, J. D. The World, the Flesh, and the Devil.

Bloom, Allan. The Closing of the American Mind.

Borges, Jorge Luis. Professor Borges: A Course on English Literature.

Bratton, Benjamin. The Revenge of the Real: Politics for a Post-Pandemic World.

Calasso, Roberto. Literature and the Gods.

Camus, Albert. The Rebel.

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me.

Delbanco, Nicholas. Group Portrait: Joseph Conrad, Stephen Crane, Ford Madox Ford, Henry James, and H. G. Wells.

Didion, Joan. The Year of Magical Thinking.

Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life.

Eagleton, Terry. Literary Theory: An Introduction.

Eddé, Dominique. Edward Said: His Thought as a Novel.

Ellmann, Richard. James Joyce.

Forster, E. M. Aspects of the Novel.

Freud, Sigmund. Beyond the Pleasure Principle.

Frye, Northrop. Anatomy of Criticism.

Fukuyama, Francis. The End of History and the Last Man.

Giraldi. William. American Audacity: In Defense of Literary Daring.

Girard, René. Deceit, Desire, and the Novel: Self and Other in Literary Structure.

Gray, John. Seven Types of Atheism.

Gray, John. The Soul of the Marionette.

Groys, Boris. In the Flow.

Groys, Boris. The Total Art of Stalinism: Avant-Garde, Aesthetic Dictatorship, and Beyond.

Hardwick, Elizabeth. Herman Melville.

Harrison, Robert Pogue. Juvenescence.

Hegel, G. F. W. Hegel on Tragedy.

Heidegger, Martin. Poetry, Language, Thought.

Howe, Susan. My Emily Dickinson.

Jacobs, Harriet. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

James, Clive. Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts.

James, Henry. Hawthorne.

James, William. Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking.

Jen, Gish. The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap.

Jensen, Morton Høi. A Difficult Death: The Life and Work of Jens Peter Jacobsen.

Johnson, Samuel. Selected Essays.

Josipovici, Gabriel. What Ever Happened to Modernism?

Jung, C. G. Answer to Job.

Kierkegaard, Søren. Fear and Trembling.

Lin, Tao. Trip: Psychedelics, Alienation, and Change.

Lukács, Georg. The Meaning of Contemporary Realism.

Lyotard, Jean-François. The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge.

Mailer, Norman. The Armies of the Night.

Marsh, John. In Walt We Trust: How a Queer Socialist Poet Can Save America from Itself.

Martel, J.F. Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice.

McLuhan, Mashall. Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man.

Menocal, María Rosa. The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain.

Mill, John Stuart. On Liberty.

Miller, James. The Passion of Michel Foucault.

Mirzoeff, Nicolas. How to See the World.

Moretti, Franco. Far Country: Scenes from American Culture.

Moser, Benjamin. Sontag: Her Life and Work.

Murray, Albert. The Hero and the Blues.

Nagle, Angela. Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right.

Nietzsche, Friedrich. On the Genealogy of Morality.

Nunez, Sigrid. Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag.

Olson, Charles. Call Me Ishmael: A Study of Melville.

Ozick, Cynthia. The Din the Head.

Pagels, Elaine. The Gnostic Gospels.

Paglia, Camille. Glittering Images.

Parker, Robert Dale. How to Interpret Literature.

Plato. Republic.

Richardson, Robert. D. First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process.

Rorty, Richard. Achieving Our Country

Rovelli, Carlo. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics.

Rose, Gillian. Mourning Becomes the Law: Philosophy and Representation.

Rowlandson, Mary. The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration.

Roudinesco, Élisabeth. Lacan: In Spite of Everything.

Saunders, Frances Stonor. The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters.

Sontag, Susan. Regarding the Pain of Others.

Spahr, Juliana. Du Bois’s Telegram: Literary Resistance and State Containment.

Spence, Jonathan. Mao Zedong.

Steiner, George. The Idea of Europe.

Steiner, George. In Bluebeard’s Castle.

Steiner, George. The Poetry of Thought.

Steiner, George. Tolstoy or Dostoevsky.

Stone, I. F. The Trial of Socrates.

Tanizaki, Jun’ichirō. In Praise of Shadows.

Tolstoy, Leo. What Is Art?

Ueland, Brenda. If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence, and Spirit.

Weil, Simone. On the Abolition of All Political Parties.

Wertham, Fredric. Seduction of the Innocent.

Wineapple, Brenda. Hawthorne: A Life.

Winterson, Jeanette. Art Objects.

Wolfe, Tom. Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

Woolf, Virginia. A Room of One’s Own.

Yang, Wesley. The Souls of Yellow Folk.


Abouet, Marguerite, and Clément  Oubrerie. Aya: Life in Yop City.

Alden, Sam. It Never Happened Again.

Anno, Moyoco. In Clothes Called Fat.

Asano, Inio. Nijigahara Holograph.

Asano, Inio. Solanin.

Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home.

Breccia, Alberto, and Juan Sasturain. Perramus: The City and Oblivion.

Churchland, Marian. Beast.

Clowes, Daniel. Ghost World.

Drnaso, Nick. Sabrina.

Gaiman, Neil, and J.H. Williams III. The Sandman: Overture.

Hagio, Moto. The Heart of Thomas.

Hergé, The Adventures of Tintin vol 1.

Hergé, Tintin in the Congo.

Ikeda, Riyoko. Claudine.

Ito, Junji. No Longer Human.

Jodorowsky, Alejandro, and Moebius. The Incal.

Kirby, Jack. Fourth World.

Kot, Aleš, et al. Change.

Kot, Aleš, et al. Wild Children.

Lutes, Jason. Berlin.

Mattotti, Lorenzo. Fires.

McCloud, Scott. The Sculptor.

McCloud, Scott. Understanding Comics.

McGuire, Richard. Here.

McKean, Dave. Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash.

McKean, Dave. Cages.

Millar, Mark, et al. Superman: Red Son.

Milligan, Peter, and Duncan Fegredo. Enigma.

Modan, Rutu. Exit Wounds.

Moore, Alan, et al. Brighter Than You Think: Ten Short Works.

Moore, Alan, et al. Miracleman.

Moore, Alan, and David Lloyd. V for Vendetta.

Moore, Alan, and Dave Gibbons. Watchmen.

Moore, Alan, and Eddie Campbell. From Hell.

Moore, Alan, and Jacen Burrows. Providence.

Morrison, Grant, and Frank Quitely. All-Star Superman.

Morrison, Grant, and Dave McKean. Arkham Asylum.

Morrison, Grant, and Richard Case. Doom Patrol.

Morrison, Grant, and Chris Weston. The Filth.

Morrison, Grant, et al. The Invisibles.

Morrison, Grant, and Chris Burnham. Nameless.

Morrison, Grant, and Cameron Stewart. Seaguy.

Morrison, Grant, et al. Sebastian O and The Mystery Play.

Muñoz, José, and Carlos Sampayo. Alack Sinner.

Oesterheld, Héctor Germán, and Francisco Solano López. The Eternaut.

Okazaki, Kyōko. Helter Skelter: Fashion Unfriendly.

Okazaki, Kyōko. Pink.

Otomo, Katsuhiro. Akira.

Pope, Paul. 100%.

Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis.

Schuiten, François, and Benoît Peeters. Brüsel.

Schuiten, François, and Benoît Peeters. The Leaning Girl.

Schuiten, François, and Benoît Peeters. The Theory of the Grain of Sand.

Sousanis, Nick. Unflattening.

Spiegelman, Art. Maus.

Tomine, Adrian. Killing and Dying.

Walker, George A., ed. Graphic Witness: Four Wordless Novels.

Ward, Lynd. Gods’ Man.

Ware, Chris. Jimmy Corrigan.