A Year In Reading

January: Men Without Rules

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These men are wild. These men live without rules. This January, pick yourself up a hero who doesn't play by the book. 

A Clockwork Orange [Compact Disc]
Anthony Burgess, Tom Hollander
FIC Bur
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Ken Kesey
FIC Kes
All The Pretty Horses [Large Print]
Cormac McCarthy
LP FIC McC
Rabbit, Run [Audiobook]
John Updike, Arthur Morey
FIC Upd
Catch-22 [Compact Disc]
Joseph Heller, Jay O. Sanders
FIC Hel
Room At The Top
John Braine
FIC
Deliverance.
James Dickey
FIC Dic
Saturday Night And Sunday Morning
Alan Sillitoe
FIC Sil
Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Edith Grossman
FIC Cer
Shane By Jack Schaefer; Illustrated By John Mccormak
Jack Schaefer
FIC Sch
Fight Club [Audiobook]
Chuck Palahniuk, Jim Colby
FIC Pal
Tarzan Of The Apes
Edgar Rice Burroughs
FIC Bur
Flashman : From The Flashman Papers 1839-1842
George MacDonald Fraser
FIC Fra
The Catcher In The Rye
J. D. Salinger
FIC Sal
High Fidelity
Nick Hornby
FIC Hor
The Ginger Man
J. P. (James Patrick) Donleavy
FIC Don
Killing Floor [Large Print]
Lee Child
LP FIC Chi
The Guts
Roddy Doyle
FIC Doy
Less Than Zero
Bret Easton Ellis
FIC Ell
The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling. Illustrated By Lawrence Beall Smith.
Henry Fielding
FIC Fie
Lonesome Dove
Larry McMurtry
FIC McM
The Last Picture Show
Larry McMurtry
FIC McM
Lucky Jim
Kingsley Amis
FIC Ami
The Revenant
Michael Punke
FIC Pun
Mash.
Richard Hooker
FIC Hoo
The Things They Carried : A Work Of Fiction
Tim O'Brien
FIC OBr
On The Road
Jack Kerouac, Scott Donaldson
813.09 Ker
Tropic Of Cancer
Henry Miller
FIC Mil

Anthony Burgess, Tom Hollander
Description: Burgess' satire of the present inhumanity of man to man through a futuristic culture where teenagers rule with violence, and includes the final chapter deleted from the first American edition and the introduction to "A Clockwork Orange Resucked."
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Cormac McCarthy
Call Number: LP FIC McC
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Joseph Heller, Jay O. Sanders
Description: Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy, a bombadier named Yossarian is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him. He has decided to live forever, even if he has to die in the attempt.
Call Number: FIC Hel
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
James Dickey
Description: The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the state's most remote-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its steep, echoing stone canyons, four me on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhileration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.
Call Number: FIC Dic
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Edith Grossman
Description: The 17th century Spanish masterpiece, one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written and widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through 16th century Spain.
Call Number: FIC Cer
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Chuck Palahniuk, Jim Colby
Description: When a listless office employee meets Tyler Durden, his ho-hum life takes a dramatic turn as a contender in amateur bare-knuckle street fighting matches that soon develop a fanatical following.
Call Number: FIC Pal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
George MacDonald Fraser
Call Number: FIC Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Nick Hornby
Description: Rob is a pop music junkie who runs his own semi-failing record store. His girlfriend, Laura, has just left him for the guy upstairs, and Rob is both miserable and relieved. After all, could he have spent his life with someone who has a bad record collection? Rob seeks refuge in the company of the offbeat clerks at his store.
Call Number: FIC Hor
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Lee Child
Description: A discharged soldier is framed for a murder by the chief of police in a small town in Georgia where he has just arrived. When the soldier learns that the murdered man was his brother he breaks out of jail and carries out his own investigation.
Call Number: LP FIC Chi
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Bret Easton Ellis
Description: Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980's, this novel is a portrait of a lost generation who have experienced sex, drugs, and disaffection at too early an age, in a world shaped by casual nihilism, passivity, and too much money a place devoid of feeling or hope. Clay comes home for Christmas vacation from his Eastern college and re-enters a landscape of limitless privilege and absolute moral entropy, where everyone drives Porches, dines at Spago, and snorts mountains of cocaine. He tries to renew feelings for his girlfriend, Blair, and for his best friend from high school, Julian, who is careering into hustling and heroin. Clay's holiday turns into a dizzying spiral of desperation that takes him through the relentless parties in glitzy mansions, seedy bars, and underground rock clubs and also into the seamy world of L.A. after dark.
Call Number: FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Larry McMurtry
Description: A love story and an epic of the frontier, Lonesome Dove is the grandest novel ever written about the last, defiant wilderness of America. Richly authentic, beautifully written, Lonesome Dove is a book to make readers laugh, weep, dream and remember. Now a blockbuster television event.
Call Number: FIC McM
Format: Book
Date Added: May 27, 2016
Kingsley Amis
Description: This is a young man's book, in fact a book of two young men. College friends with similar backgrounds, they graduated from both Oxford University and World War II to find themselves in an England in terminal decline. It has lost overseas possessions that had once been its pride, and the people in charge are snobs and incompetents. Worst of all, no one seems to appreciate the young men's genius: neither the women they meet not the publishers to whom they send their works. "Lucky Jim" Dixon has accidentally fallen into a job at one of the new red brick universities. A moderately successful future in the History Department beckons as long as Jim can keep in with eccentric Professor Welch, survive a madrigal-singing weekend, deliver a lecture on 'Merrie England' and resist Christine, the hopelessly desirable girlfriend of Welch's awful son, Bertrand.
Call Number: FIC Ami
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Richard Hooker
Description: Before there were the movie and the television series, there was the novel that gave life to Hawkeye Pierce, Trapper John, Hot Lips Houlihan, Frank Burns, Radar O'Reilly, and the rest of the gang that made the 4077th MASH like no other place in Korea or on earth.
Call Number: FIC Hoo
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Jack Kerouac, Scott Donaldson
Description: A penniless writer named Sal Paradise becomes inspired to hitchhike across America, taking the listener on a freewheeling journey through the 1950s youth counterculture. Joining up with other fellow vagabonds who are in love with life and open to adventure, they explore jazz, sex, drugs, and mysticism on the fringes of society.
Call Number: 813.09 Ker
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Ken Kesey
Call Number: FIC Kes
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
John Updike, Arthur Morey
Description: Harry Angstrom was a star basketball player in high school and that was the best time of his life. Now in his mid-20s, his work is unfulfilling, his marriage is moribund, and he tries to find happiness with another woman.
Call Number: FIC Upd
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
John Braine
Description: "The ruthlessly ambitious Joe Lampton rises swiftly from the petty bureaucracy of local government into the world of inherited wealth, fast cars and glamorous women. But betrayal and tragedy strike as the original 'angry young man' of the fifties pursues his goals."--Product description.
Call Number: FIC
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Alan Sillitoe
Description: Working all day at a lathe leaves Arthur Seaton with energy to spare in the evenings. A young rebel of a man, he knows what he wants and he's sharp enough to get it. Before long his meetings with a couple of married women are part of local gossip.
Call Number: FIC Sil
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Jack Schaefer
Description: Wyoming territory, 1889. A mysterious stranger named Shane rides into the Starretts' ranch and learns of the trouble between cattle baron Fletcher and the homesteaders. Shane decides to stay and help the family keep their stake.
Call Number: FIC Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Description: Tarzan, raised by apes and now leader of the tribe, is forced to choose between two worlds when his presence in the jungle is discovered..
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
J. D. Salinger
Description: A 16-year old American boy relates in his own words the experiences he goes through at school and after, and reveals with unusual candour the workings of his own mind. What does a boy in his teens think and feel about his teachers, parents, friends and acquaintances?
Call Number: FIC Sal
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 16, 2012
J. P. (James Patrick) Donleavy
Call Number: FIC Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Roddy Doyle
Description: In the 1980s Jimmy Rabbitte formed the Commitments, a ragtag, blue-collar collective of Irish youths determined to bring the soul music stylings of James Brown and Percy Sledge to Dublin. Time proves a great equalizer for Jimmy as he's now approaching fifty with a loving wife, four kids, and a recent cancer diagnosis that leaves him feeling shattered and frightened. Jimmy still loves his music, and he still loves to hustle-- his new thing is finding old bands and then finding the people who loved them enough to pay for their resurrected albums. As he battles his illness on his path through Dublin, Jimmy manages to reconnect with his own past, most notably Commitments guitarist Liam "Outspan" Foster and the still beautiful backup vocalist Imelda Quirk. Jimmy also learns the trumpet, reunites with his long-lost brother, and rediscovers the joys of fatherhood.
Call Number: FIC Doy
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Henry Fielding
Call Number: FIC Fie
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Larry McMurtry
Call Number: FIC McM
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Michael Punke
Description: The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is among the Company's finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts him face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. Two Company men are dispatched to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies. When the men abandon him instead, Glass is driven to survive by one desire: revenge.
Call Number: FIC Pun
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Tim O'Brien
Description: This depicts the men of Alpha Company. They battle the enemy (or maybe more the idea of the enemy), and occasionally each other. In their relationships we see their isolation and loneliness, their rage and fear. They miss their families, their girlfriends and buddies; they miss the lives they left back home. Yet they find sympathy and kindness for strangers (the old man who leads them unscathed through the mine field, the girl who grieves while she dances), and love for each other, because in Vietnam they are the only family they have.
Call Number: FIC OBr
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 3, 2014
Henry Miller
Call Number: FIC Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016