Book List

Books I’ve read or am reading. Listing is chronological. Probably easier just to check out my Goodreads.

Goodreads until populated.

A Short History of Financial Euphoria (John Kenneth Galbraith)
Margin of Safety (Seth Klarman)
Bull by the Horns (Sheila Bair)
Complexity (Mitchell Waldrop)
Ficciones (Jorge Luis Borges)
The Bonfire of the Vanities (Tom Wolfe)
The Napoleon of Notting Hill (G.K. Chesterton)
The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll (Alvaro Mutis)
Lord Jim (Joseph Conrad)
The Devil’s Candy: The Anatomy of a Hollywood Fiasco (Julie Salamon)
Story: Style, Stucture, Substance and the Principles of Screenwriting (Robert McKee)
Oh Yeah? (Edward Angly)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Patricia Highsmith)
Price and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
Everything You Know (Zoe Heller)
Ripley Under Ground (Patricia Highsmith)
Wolf Hall (Hilary Mantel)
Bring Up the Bodies (Hilary Mantel)
The Portable Dorothy Parker (Dorothy Parker)
Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People (Amarillo Slim)
Monkeys Are Made of Chocolate: Exotic and Unseen Costa Rica (Jack Ewing)
Old Filth (Jane Gardam)
Walker: The True Story of the First American Invasion of Nicaragua (Rudy Wurlitzter)
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Shirley Jackson)
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (Edgar Allan Poe)
The Theory of Poker (David Sklansky)
In a Lonely Place (Dorothy Hughes)
As of May’15
Crying Freeman Vol 1-2

Crytonomicon (Neil Stephenson)
The Circle (Dave Eggers)
The Second Machine Age (Erik Brynjolfsson / Andrew McAfee)
Beating the Global Odds: Successful Decision Making in a Confused and Troubled World (Paul Laudicina)
Faust (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
Why Stock Markets Crash (Didier Sornette)
This Side of Paradise (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages (Carlota Perez)
Fear and Trembling (Soren Kierkegaard)
Among the Thugs (Bill Buford)
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman (Jon Krakauer)
Dune (Frank Herbert)
Flash Boys (Michael Lewis)
Walden (Henry David Thoreau)
The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas (Paul Theroux)
The Aleph and Other Stories (Jorge Luis Borges)
Eothen, or, Traces of travel brought home from the East (Alexander William Kingdale)
Leviathan Wakes (James S.A. Corey)
The Fortress of Solitude (Jonathan Lethem)
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (Ben Fountain)
Between Giants: The Battle for the Baltics in WWII (Prit Buttar)
News of a Kidnapping (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Caliban’s War (James S.A. Corey)
Abaddon’s Gate (James S.A. Corey)
Lulu in Hollywood (Louise Brooks)
Cibola Burn (James S.A. Corey)
Lords of Finance (Liaquat Ahamed)
Dark Pools (Scott Patterson)
The Problem of HFT (Haim Bodek)
Money of the Mind (James Grant)
The Divide (Matt Taibbi)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
Seconds (Bryan Lee O’Malley)
Tattoo (Manuel Vázquez Montalban)
The Man of My Life (Manuel Vázquez Montalban)
Zeitoun (Dave Eggers)
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (Nick Bostrom)
Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Friedrich Nietzsche)
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (Randall Munroe)
Thieves Emporium (Max Hernandez)
The Bone Clocks (David Mitchell)
A Couple of Comedians (Don Carpenter)
The True Life Story of Jody McKeegan (Don Carpenter)
Turnaround (Don Carpenter)
The Bed of Procrustes (Nassim Taleb)
Interpreter of Maladies (Jhumpa Lahiri)
Tinkers (Paul Harding)
Chronicle of a Death Foretold (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
The Martian (Andy Weir)
Total Chaos (Jean-Claude Izzo)
The Philosopher and the Wolf (Mark Rowlands)
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales (Oliver Sacks)
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (Marie Kondo)
Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage (Alfred Lansing)
Chourmo (Jean-Claude Izzo)
Solea (Jean-Claude Izzo)

Neuromancer (William Gibson)
Count Zero (William Gibson)
Mona Lisa Overdrive (William Gibson)
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Thornton Wilder)
The Money Game (Adam Smith)
Antifragile (Nassim Taleb)
Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Modern Medical Breakthroughs (Morton Meyers)
The Irony of American History (Rienhold Niebuhr)
Fortune’s Formula (William Poundstone)
The Communist Manifesto (Karl Marx)
Poverty of Historicism (Karl Popper)
The Fools in Town Are on Our Side (Ross Thomas)
Zeroville (Steve Erickson)
Red Harvest (Dashiell Hammett)
The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor (Howard Marks)
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore (Robin Sloan)
Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation (Edmund Chancellor)
Tokyo Vice (Jake Adelstein)
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (Haruki Murakami)
The Book of Five Rings (Miyamoto Musashi)
Fever Pitch (Nick Hornby)
The Alchemy of Finance (George Soros)
The Art of Thinking Clearly (Rolf Dobelli)
On Directing Film (David Mamet)
1984 (George Orwell)
Present Shock (Douglas Rushkoff)
Home Game (Michael Lewis)
Making Things Work: Solving Complex Problems in a Complex World (Yaneer Bar-Yam)
Information: The New Language of Science (Hans Christian von Baeyer)
The (Mis)Behaviour of Markets (Benoit Mandelbrot)
Snow Crash (Neil Stephenson)
The Hunter (Richard Parker)
Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
Diamond Age (Neil Stephenson)
The Hustler (Walter Tevis)
The Demon Haunted World (Carl Sagan)
Something Wicked This Way Comes (Ray Bradbury)
The Berlin Game (Len Deighton)
The Man Who Fell To Earth (Walter Tevis)
Angels (Denis Johnson)
Play It As It Lays (Joan Didion)
The Rook (Daniel O’Malley)
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
Motherless Brooklyn (Jonathan Lethem)
Train Dreams (Denis Johnson)
The Reason I Jump (Naoki Higashida, translated by David Mitchell)
The Management Myth (Matthew Stewart)
Griftopia (Matthew Taibbi)
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (Robert Cialdini)
Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace (D.T. Max)
Hawkeye Vol 1-2
Locke & Key Vol 1-6
Saga Vol 1-2
Prophet Vol 1
The Manhattan Project Vol 1-3
Powers Vol 1-12
Private Eye 1-3
The Sixth Gun Vol 1-4
Neonomicon (terrible)

Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
And You Shall Know Our Velocity! (David Eggers)
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner)
Matterhorn (Karl Marlantes)
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
A Light in August (William Faulkner)
Pillaging the Empire: Piracy in the Americas, 1500-1750 (Kris Lane)
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
Adapt (Tim Harford)
Sirens of Titan (Kurt Vonnegut)
Child of God (Cormac McCarthy)
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (Haruki Murakami)
How to Archer (Sterling Archer)
The Long Walk (Stephen King)
Finance and the Good Society (Robert Shiller)
True and False (David Mamet)
Under the Volcano (Malcolm Lowry)
The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler)
Pulphead (John Jeremiah Sullivan) (partial)
Farewell, My Lovely (Raymond Chandler)
Debt: The First 5000 Years (David Graeber)
Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut)
Nostromo (Joseph Conrad)
The Cold War Swap (Ross Thomas)
Jitterbug Perfume (Tom Robbins)
Into Thin Air (Jon Krakauer)
The Right Stuff (Tom Wolfe)
World War Z (Max Brooks)
Under the Banner of Heaven (Jon Krakauer)
The Deaths of Others: The Fate of Civilians in America’s Wars (John Tirman)
Savages (Don Winslow)
The Checklist Manifesto (Atul Gawande)
Navigate the Noise (Richard Bernstein)
Frozen Desire: The Meaning of Money (James Buchan)
The Long Goodbye (Raymond Chandler)
The Gambler (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
Jesus’ Son (Denis Johnson)
The Prophet (Kahlil Gibran)
Solaris (Stanislaw Lem)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
Notes from the Underground (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
The Long Walk (Slavomir Rawicz)
Telegraph Avenue (Michael Chabon)
The Twelve (Justin Cronin)
Both Flesh and Not (David Foster Wallace)
Dawn Patrol (Don Winslow)
Steps (Jerzy Kosinski)
This is How You Lose Her (Junot Diaz)
Uncanny X-Force Vol 1-4
X-Men Schism
Criminal Vol 1-6
Sweet Tooth Vol 1
Underwater Welder
RASL Vol 3-4
City of Glass
Flex Mentallo

Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
Blindness (Jose Saramago)
The Gulag Archipelago (Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn)
War (Sebastian Junger)
The Lost City of Z (David Grann)
The Final Solution (Michael Chabon, this book stunk and I quit it)
Last Places: A Journey in the North (Lawrence Millman)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Milan Kundera)
A Kayak Full of Ghosts: Eskimo Folk Tales (Lawrence Millman)
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
Katja from the Punk Band (Simon Logan)
This is Water (David Foster Wallace)
The Pale King (David Foster Wallace)
In Patagonia (Bruce Chatwin)
A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again (David Foster Wallace)
Out of Sheer Rage (Geoff Dyer)
Unbroken (Laura Hillenbrand)
Invisible Cities (Italo Calvino)
White Noise (Dom Delillo)
The Ascent of Money (Niall Ferguson)
Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk (Peter Bernstein)
Into the Wild (Jon Krakauer)
The Virgin Suicides (Jeffrey Eugenides)
The Hunger Games 1-3 (Suzanne Collins)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Diaz)
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (David Mitchell)
A Visit from the Good Squad (Jennifer Egan)
Kitchen Confidential (Anthony Bourdain)
Money (Martin Amis)
This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (Ken Rogoff, Carmen Reinhart)
Aftershock (David Wiedemer)
The Devil and Sherlock Holmes (David Grann)
Philosophical Investigations (Ludwig Wittgenstein)
The Broom of the System (David Foster Wallace)
Thinking, Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman)
The Marriage Plot (Jeffrey Eugenides)
ghostwritten (David Mitchell)
Eats, Shoots and Leaves (Lynne Truss)
Investment an exact science (Henry Lowenfeld)
Three Uses of the Knife (David Mamet)
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol 1-3
Invincible Vol 14
Walking Dead Vol 14-15
Fables Vol 15-16
Northlander Vol 5
Astonishing X-Men Vol 6
Irredeemable Vol 6
Incognito Vol 2
Casanova Vol 1

Infinite Jest (David Foster Wallace)
Consider the Lobster (David Foster Wallace)
The Yiddish Policemen’s Union (Michael Chabon)
Genesis (Bernard Beckett)
Valuation (McKinsey & Co)
The Elements of Style (E.B. White)
The Passage (Justin Cronin)
A New Introduction to Islam (Daniel Brown)
American Pie (Peter Reinhart)
Watership Down (Richard Adams)
Margin of Safety: Risk-Averse Value Investing Strategies for the Thoughtful Investor (Seth Klarman)
Maps and Legends (Michael Chabon)
Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)
Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
Like You’d Understand, Anyway (Jim Shepard)
Scott Pilgrim Vol 1-6
The Walking Dead Vol 11-13
Scalped Vol 1-6
Usagi 11-22
New X-Men Vol 1-3 (Morrison)
Ultimate Spiderman Vol 1-23
Astonishing X-Men Vol 5-6
Invincible 12-13
Ultimate Galactus Trilogy
Ex Machina Vol 8-10
RASL Vol 2
Northlander Vol 1-4
Irredeemable Vol 1-3
Filthy Rich
Fables Vol 15
Shazam!: The Monster Society of Evil
Enemy Ace Book 1-2
Zero Girl
Unknown Soldier Vol 1-3
The Other Side
Preacher Vol 1-3
The Boys Vol 1-2

How I Became a Famous Novelist (Steve Hely)
A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
Invincible Ultimate Vol 1-5
The Walking Dead Vol 1-10
Planetary Vol 4 (completed)
Queen & Country Definitive Edition Vol 1-3
Queen & Country Declassified Vol 1 and 3
100 Bullets Vol 13 (completed)
Bone (complete)
Usagi Vol 1-10
Immortal Iron Fist Vol 1-2
Human Target Vol 1-3
The Escapists
The Losers Vol 1-5 (complete)
Ex Machina Vol 3-5
Sleeper Vol 1-4 (complete)
Fables Vol 13
David Boring
Gotham Central Vol 1-5
Crossing Midnight
DMZ Vol 1
30 Days of Night Book 1-3
30 Days of Night: Three Tales

Gulliver’s Travels
The Road
The Ridiculous Race
Speaker for the Dead
Ender’s Game
Gang Leader for a Day
Y The Last Man Vol 1-10 (complete)
Maus I and II
Whiteout: Melt
Fables Vol 1-12
Marvel Runaways Book 1-6
Planetary Vol 1-3
The Authority Vol 1-3
100 Bullets Vol 1-12
Lucifer Vol 1-12 (complete)
Transmetropolitan Vol 1-2
Ex Machina Vol 1-2
Astro City: The Dark Age
Ultimates 1 Vol 1 and 2
Ultimates 2 Vol 1 and 2
Pride of Baghdad
Transmetropolitan Vol 1
Silver Surfer: Requiem
Sandman Vol 1-11 (complete)
Sandman Dreamhunters
Astonishing X-Men Vol 4
Ultimate X-Men Vol 18-19
Top Ten (Book 1)
Top Ten (Book 2)
Top Ten: The Forty-Niners

The Elements of Style
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Discover Your Inner Economist
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Catch 22
Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas
Astonishing X-Men Vol 1-3
Ultimate X-Men Vol 1-17
Astro City Vol 1-4 (complete)
Astro City : Everyday Heroes
Supreme: The Story of the Year
Squadron Supreme
Wolverine: Blood Debt
Batman & Huntress: A Cry for Blood

Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story
Undercover Economist
Ball Four
Liar’s Poker
Empty Tank

Fooled by Randomness
A Whack on the Side of the Head
Markets and Cultural Voices : Liberty vs. Power in the Lives of Mexican Amate Painters
V for Vendetta
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol 1-2
Sin City Book 1-7 (complete)
The Dark Knight Returns
The Dark Knight Strikes Again
Batman Year One
Daredevil Visionaries Vol 1-3
The Killing Joke
Kingdom Come

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