Summary:

1999 was full of changes. I had finished off the masters program in a year and a half. I had committed to working at a music camp over the summer where I consumed the entire David Foster Wallace collection. I also spent some time traveling and finally had to make a career decision. Although I was accepted into a PhD program, I couldn’t come up with the funds, so into IT I went. Since I had no real experience, I spent my time preparing for certification exams and finally got my first real job.

Reading List 1999

  • Riven Rock - T. Coraghessan Boyle
  • Poetics of Music - Igor Stravinsky
  • Dubliners - James Joyce
  • Sonora - John Zorn
  • Gates of Eden - Ethan Coen
  • Marbourn Stork Nightmare - Irvine Welch
  • Ambient - Jack Womack
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce
  • The World According to Garp - John Irving
  • The Ginger Man - J. P. Donleary
  • Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
  • Filth - Irvine Welsch
  • Girl with Curious Hair - David Foster Wallace
  • Grey Area - Will Self
  • A Supposidly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again - David Foster Wallace
  • Broom of the System - David Foster Wallace
  • Brief Interviews With Hideous Men - David Foster Wallace
  • Naked - David Sedaris
  • Invention of Solitude - Paul Auster
  • The New York Triology - Paul Auster
  • Going Native - Stephan Wright
  • About a Boy - Nick Hornby
  • The Willow Tree - Hubert Selby Jr.
  • The Quantitive Theory of Insanity - Will Self
  • Whores for Gloria - WIlliam T. Vollman
  • It’s a Slippery Slope - Spalding Gray
  • Jaco - Bill Milkowski
  • The Pugilist at Rest - Thom Jones
  • Civilwarland in Bad Decline - George Saunders
  • Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys - Will Self
  • The Wonders of the Invisible World - David Gates
  • All the Pretty Horses - Cormac McCarthy
  • Faster - James Gleick
  • I Smell Ester Williams - Mark Leyner
  • The Acid House - Irvine Welsch
  • Sonny Liston was a Friend of Mine - Thom Jones
  • The Crying of Lot 49 - Thomas Pynchon
  • The Pattern on the Stone - Daniel Hillis


Published

31 December 1999

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