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Rusty’s Reading List 2016 | September 30, 2016


If there was anybody that I could be instead of me, it would be Neil Gaiman.

The one thing I have wanted to be, for most of my life, is a writer. It didn’t matter what I was writing, as long as I was writing. I ended up as a poet, but that is only part of how I see myself.

Neil Gaiman is a writer. He writes novels. He writes short stories. COMICS. Articles. Poetry.
He even wrote a biography of Duran Duran at one point.

He is a WRITER.

This novel is… many things. In some ways it is a short story that got carried away with itself. There is certainly some Coraline in it. The ‘child faces insurmountable threats’ and all that.

Though he doesn’t save himself.

I was incredibly sad when it was over. Not just in that ‘I want more’ sort of way, but the idea that he would just… forget. Like adults do.

It makes me wonder what I once knew. When I was a child and understood so much more than I now do.


Books Read in 2016

The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman
The Pemmican Eaters – Marilyn Dumont
ARC Poetry Magazine #72
ARC Poetry Magazine #70
Out Of My League – Dirk Hayhurst
King Kong – rob mclennan
Manufacturing Consent – Edward S. Herman & Noam Chomsky
ARC Poetry Magazine #79
Mother Said {Poems} – Hal Sirowitz
7 Dollar Bill – Chris Gilpin & Sean McGarragle
Extreme Government Makeover – Ken Miller
Memoirs of an Occasional Superheroine – Valerie D’Orazio
The Claremont Review #46
Strangler Fig – Magpie Ulysses
All The Gold Hurts My Mouth – Katherine Leyton
Live Animal – Johnny MacRae
The Serial Killers Club – Jeff Povey
In A Springtime Instant – Milton Acorn
The British Museum is Falling Down – David Lodge
True Grit – Charles Portis
The Diamond Age – Neal Stephenson
Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution – Alix Olson (ed.)
Blue Marrow – Louise Bernice Halfe
Open Letter: Woman Against Violence Against Women – Sheri-D Wilson
Yummy Mummy – Erin Dingle
Peter F. Yacht Club #22
If These Streets Are Haunted… – Magpie Ulysses
The Honey Month – Amal El-Mohtar
Sunsets for Daydreamers – Megan Ann Ward
September – Brandon Wint & Ikenna Onyegbula

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