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Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 10, 2006 - 01:25am PT

Everyone was nice enough to share their favourite books and authors, I copied and pasted into Excel and alphabetized it. Sorry if there are any misspellings - it's based on what you guys typed in.

Now get reading!!!!

100 Years of Solitude, Garcia
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
A Fine Balance" by Mistry.
A Moveable Feast
A People's History of the United States -- Howard Zinn
A Short History of Nearly Everything (Bill Bryson)
All the King's Men, by RP Warren
Alpine Sierra Trailblazer" Janine and Jerry Sprout
archy and mehitabel (Don Marquis)
Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
Big Wall climbing Strassman
Bleak House
Blood Meridian-Cormac MacCarthy
Bridge to Terebithia Katherine Patterson
Call of the Wild - London
Camp 4
Captains Verses - Pablo Naruda
Catch 22
Catcher in the Rye
Caught Inside
Charolette's Web
Childhood's End
Children of God - Mary Doria Russell
Chimera by John Barth
Christopher moore books
Close to the Wind by Pete
Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
Coming out of the Ice by Victor Herman
Creation (Gore Vidal)
Creatures of Light and Darkness' and
Crime & Punishment F. Dostoyevsky
David Sedairis"Reminiscences of a Stock Operator" by Edwin Lefevre
Desert Solitaire, Edward Abbey
Dilvish, The Damned' by Zelazny
Doctor Zhivago (Boris Pasternak)
Dog Soldiers and Children of Light by Robert Stone
Downbelow Station' and others in that Universe are all excellent
Dragon Lance novels
Dune' series by Herbert
Earthsea Cycle' and 'The Lathe of Heaven' by Ursula Le Guin
Ender's Game
Ender's Shadow
Eric Shipton (almost anything)
Essential Rumi (Coleman Barks)
Europe: A History (Norman Davies)
Everest: The West Ridge (Tom Hornbein)
Faded Sun', Cherryh
Far Tortuga, Peter Matthiessen
Farthest North, Fridtjof Nansen
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter Thompson
Fierce Invalids home from hot Climates, Robbins
Finn Family Moomintroll, Tove Jansson
Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes
Fools Progress Edward Abbey
Franklin W. Dixon
Freedom of the Hills
Fup by Jim Dodge.
Galapagos, Vonnegut
Gilgamesh (Mitchell version)
Giovanni's Room, by James Baldwin
Gravity's Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon
Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald
Grendel-John Gardiner
Grimm's Fairy Tales
Guns, Germs & Steel (Jared Diamond)
Gypsy Moth Circles the World" by Sir Francis Chichester
H.P. Lovecraft - "The Lurking Fear and Other Tales of the Macabre."
Hagakure, Way of the Samurai
Handling Sin by Michael Malone
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
Hyperion (Dan Simmons)
I Claudius/Claudius the God by Robert Graves
Iliad and Odyssey
In Cold Blood
Incarnations of Immortality Piers Anthony
Independent People, Halldor Laxness
Invisible Cities and Under the Jaguar sun (both Italio Calvino
Invisible Man---ralph ellison
Iron & Silk: Mark Salzman
Iron Heel, jack London
Ishi, Last of His Tribe
Island of the Blue Dolphins - I forget (at the moment)
Its Not About The Bike - Lance
Jan Neruda's "Prague Tales"
Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
John Bellairs' childrens books...
Journey to Ixtlan
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
Kristin Lavransdatter (Sigrid Undset)
La Maladie de la Mort Duras
Last Child in the Woods, Louv
Lazy Man's Guide To Enlightenment
Les Miserables
Little House on the Prairie
Lolita by Nabokov
Lonesome Dove
Look Homeward, Angel, Thomas Wolfe
Lord of Light
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Love and Garbage Klima
Love Story, Erich Segal
Market Wizards II by Jack Schwager
Masters of the Chessboard by Richard Reti
McPhee's Geology Trilogy
Medieval Technology and Social Change, Lynn White
Moby Dick, Herman Melville
My Side of the Mountain
Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs
Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco - the thinking person's DaVinci Code
Narziss and Goldman
Natural History of the Tahoe Sierra" Jeffery Schaeffer
Neuromencer William Gibson
None Braver
Oil Notes, by Rick Bass
Oliver Twist
On the Brevity of Life
Once More to the Lake" by E.B. White.
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Outline of History - HG Wells
Oxford collection of Poems
Pale Fire, Vladimir Nabokov
Peter Mathiessen's "The Snow Leopard."
Plain Tales from the Hills, Kipling
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Rainbow Six
Round the Bend by Nevil Shute
Second Skin by John Hawkes
Separate Reality
Seven Story Mountain (Merton)
Sherlock Holmes
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Sneetches on the Beaches: Dr Seuss.
Snow Crash Neal Stephenson
Starlight and Storm" by Gaston Rebuffat.
Summer of the Monkeys
Sun Tzu
Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman, Feynman
Tahoe Tree adventure book
Tale of Two Cities
Tales of Power
Tao Te Ching (Ursula LeGuin transliteration
Technical Analysis Explained" by Martin Pring
Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets" by John Murphy
The Adventures of Augie March (Saul Bellow)
The Art of War,
The Belgarion and Mallorion series' - David Eddings
The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
The Chronicles of Narnia C. S. Lewis
The Count of Monte Christo
The Dark is Rising
The difference Engine,' William Gibson/Bruce Sterling
The Discoverers (Daniel Boorstin)
The Dove
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe.
The Fountainhead
The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz
The Girls of Huntington House, by Blossom Elfman
The Goldbug Variations, Richard Powers
The Great Explorers (Samuel Eliot Morison)
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Iliad
The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment
The Leatherstocking Tales J. F. Cooper
The Long Way by Bernard Moitessier.
The Lord of the Rings (Tolkein)
The Magus, John Fowles.
The Master and Margarita" by Bulgakov.
The Nicomachean Ethics
The Odyssey' by Homer.
The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway
The Open Space of Democracy, Terry Tempest Williams
The Painted Bird and Being There, Jerzy Kosinski
The Rise of The West (W. H. McNeill)
The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst
The Snows of Kilamanjaro (esp. "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber")
The Sparrow"
The Stranger Camus
The Thing on the Doorstep, H.P. Lovecraft
The Thorn Birds
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Kundera
The Watercourse way
The way of the peaceful warrior
Thoreau's Journals
Thousand Night and a Night
Tidewater Tales by John Barth
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Tracker, Gary Paulsen
Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt
Two Years Before the Mast
V, Pynchon
Vampire Hunter, Anita Blake
Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga (Smithsonian)
Walden, Thoreau
Watership Down, by Richard Adams
Wherever You Go, There You Are
Wildflowers of the Sierra Nevada & Central Valley: Laird Blackwell.
Wind, Sand, and Stars by Antoine St. Exupery.
Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine
Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte
Yosemite Climber

Alan Watts
Anthony Burgess
Anton Chekhow
Ayn Rand
Barbara Kingsolver
Bernard Gillet
Bill Tilman
Carl Sagan
Carlos Castaneda
Charles Bukowski
Charles Dickens
Jack London
Jane Eyre
Jean George
John D. McDonald
Joseph Conrad
Ken Kesey
Kurt Vonnegut
Lou Dawson
Marguerite Duras
Mark Twain/Samuel Clemens
Pablo Neruda
Paul Bowles
Raymond Chandler
Richard Rossiter
Roald Dahl's
TC Boyle
Thomas Berger
Todd Swain

Russ Walling

Social climber
Out on the sand, Man.....
Nov 10, 2006 - 01:34am PT
Rossiter bracketed by Plato and Raymond Chandler on one end and Roald Dahl and Shakespear on the other and no JOHN LONG ON THE PAGE! The shame.....

Kuan edit: Gorilla Monsoon / Long on Adventure

Sport climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2006 - 01:36am PT

Feel free to copy and paste this and add any others you think are missing! And repost!

Sport climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2006 - 01:41am PT
I've always thought it would be fun to print out a reading list like this, and then cut the list up into fortune cookie-sized slips of paper. Then, fold up the slips of paper and dump all of the titles and authors into a big fishbowl, and randomly choose a book to read!

Trad climber
Nov 10, 2006 - 01:42am PT
Is it okay if I post my old Donald Duck titles?

Big Wall climber
Reno NV
Nov 10, 2006 - 01:45am PT
I would add...

Aldous Huxley's "Bave New World" and,

George Orwell's "Animal Farm".
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 10, 2006 - 01:48am PT
Perhaps now that the wet dark months are upon most of us, we should form a SuperTopo book club. Everyone involved suggests one book, we choose one at random, then a few weeks later discuss same.

On second thought, we may not be that organized. But it might be fun.

Trad climber
Fairfax, CA
Nov 10, 2006 - 03:18am PT

Did you read the one where Donald & nephews visit the North Coast? My favorite.

Trad climber
Nov 10, 2006 - 11:05am PT
Nice list. wow

I like Shack's additions aswell

I'd add:

The Doors of Perception, Huxley

Different Seasons, Stephen King
Ok that one is four short stories, inspiring the movies The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me.

My favorite Climbing book:

Canyon Country Climbs, Cassidy & Wiggins

I heart this book.....


Trad climber
Grand Junction, CO
Nov 10, 2006 - 11:55am PT
WAy to have ol Buckwoski on there. Right on.

Desolation Basin, Calif.
Nov 10, 2006 - 12:27pm PT
I'd add Little Big Man by Thomas Berger

Trad climber
milliken, co
Nov 10, 2006 - 12:48pm PT
how about,

the education of little tree - forest carter
the mountains of my life - walter bonati

Trad climber
Portland, Or
Nov 10, 2006 - 12:49pm PT
Also add "The Fan Man" by Wm Kotzwinkle
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Nov 10, 2006 - 01:20pm PT
damn I miss Earl.
Canyon Country Climbs was, if mildly erroneus, nonetheless a thing of beauty.
Its too bad the Utah State Parks authorities used the "He didn't make it" story as an excuse to ban climbing on DHP (unless you're a film company placing bolt on holds or stringing out a Cruised Kauk).

I have an awesome photo of Earl on D1 taken on 7/8/74 that I should dig out.

Fun-loving climber
the Gunks end of the country
Nov 10, 2006 - 01:29pm PT
If you are going to mix them up in a fish bowl, then why alphabetize them.

You don't have to answer that!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Nov 10, 2006 - 01:48pm PT
Anybody remember the climbing calender that had the months in alphabetical order for "convenience"?

Trad climber
Grand Junction, CO
Nov 10, 2006 - 02:14pm PT
Flannery O' Conner

Big Wall climber
hiding in plain sight
Nov 10, 2006 - 02:20pm PT
Lucifer's Hammer

Most of the things I read start with:
According to the Surgeon General...

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 10, 2006 - 02:29pm PT
Just finished "Undaunted Courage" by S. Ambrose. Good stuff.Also a biography of William Clark. There's a couple out there. Also working on "Across the Wide Missouri" by Bernard DeVoto, which has gotten me down to the bookstore often. Now I have three biographies to work on. John Coulter, Jedediah Smith and Joe Meeks. I am fascinated with this period in our history. Makes me wanna do more road trips in the western mountains. Maps. I read a lot of maps.

Trad climber
Arlington, VA
Nov 10, 2006 - 05:12pm PT
Try some Faulkner if you're smart enough.

I'm not smart enough.

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