Sep 26, 2011

Birthday List Question Time

Also known as shameless fiction recommendation time!

I send out my birthday wish list to my family (and to you too if you're interested!) and basically every time I include a long long list of comic books, fiction and short stories. Here is this year's list of books:

Book of Human Insects by Osamu Tezuka 
The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata, 
The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester, 
The Invisibles (Vol. 1) by Grant Morrison, 
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, 
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind, 
The Quiet American by Graham Greene, 
The Long Goodbye or Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler, 
The Razor's Edge by Somerset Maugham, 
Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer, 
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

So this is where you come in! I request, first and foremost, recommendations for further books! They can be like this, they can be different. But I want your books! Your favorite books! Your books you think I would like!

Secondarily, reviews of these books would be appreciated to read about! If you've read one or more of these books, please let me know how it is. Thanks!

Comments on this post are the preferred method!

Sep 24, 2011

A Little Fall Ditty

So we had a ceremony for the fall equinox and we were asked to say a poem or something about fall. I was composing this in my head but I only got the first three lines before the ceremony finished. So I thought I'd post it here. Enjoy.

Fall Again

Fall again
Is on again
And Autumn rambles on again
And when they ring the gong again
Winter will have come.

Sep 21, 2011

The Tale of Time

Once upon a time
there was a young woman
who continued to live
for many years.
One day,
she looked in the mirror
and saw
that she had become old.

The end.

Sep 18, 2011

Stephen's Close Shave

Hello again! I make my triumphant return to the blog with this excellent collection of pictures.

Here, we find me in my room, happy and content with a big reddish beard!

Suddenly, we are transported to the bathroom, were I am still with my big reddish beard!

Suddenly my beard has shrunk! But I am still happy.

Yes, there appears to be some vast beard recession going on.

Ah-Ha! I bet you weren't expecting this one!

It took a long time to convince myself that I should not just keep it like this.

But eventually, I found myself here:

Sep 6, 2011

The Tale of the Split Girl

The Tale of the Split Girl

Once upon a time there was
a girl who lived in two worlds.

In one world she was a regular girl
who went to school and played with her friends.

In the other worlds she was a princess
who ruled a country and only played with her advisor.

She spent all her time in each world thinking
about the other and enjoyed neither.

The end.

Sep 2, 2011

The Club's Tale

The Club's Tale

Once upon a time there was a place
where many people came to have fun.
They had fun by drinking, dancing and
telling other people that they couldn't come in.

The end.

Sep 1, 2011

Treasure Trove of Human Tales

Hello Humans!

I have been going through my notes and ideas that I haven't followed up on yet and found a large number of never before published Human Tales! So I'll be posting these for a while. I'm working on some things that are pretty exciting to me. Hopefully you will like them too. Without further ado, the first of the lost Human Tales!

The Cobbler's Tale

Once upon a time there was a cobbler's apprentice.
Day in and day out the apprentice worked hard
to learn how to make the best shoes he could.
One day he made the perfect pair of shoes and sold them.
He never saw them again.

The end.