A Terrible Blogger is Born!

January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

Filed under: Literature — rmangum @ 6:41 am

stimpyq1I want to say goodbye with a mention of some of the best and most interesting books I read in 2008. I may write about some of these in future posts. (I’m not saying I agreed with or liked everything in these books- indeed many are antithetical- only that they engaged me and are worth reading.) They are listed in chronological order.

1. The Idea of Decline in Western History- Arthur Herman

2. Divine Invasions: A Life of Phillip K. Dick- Lawrence Sutin

3. In Praise of Commercial Culture- Tyler Cowen

4. The American ReligionHarold Bloom

5. Our Enemy, the StateAlbert Jay Nock

6. Journey to the End of the NightLouis-Ferdinand Celine

7. The Road to SerfdomFriedrich A. Hayek

8. Flow My Tears, the Policeman SaidPhillip K. Dick

9. Crisis and LeviathanRobert Higgs

10. Amerika- Franz Kafka

11. The Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle and Other Essays

12. Lonesome Dove- Larry McMurtry

13. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford- Ron Hansen

14. The Road- Cormac McCarthy

15. A Reader’s Manifesto- B.R. Myers

16. Blood Meridian- Cormac McCarthy

17. Democracy: the God that Failed- Hans-Hermann Hoppe

18. The Long March- Roger Kimball

19. Against Love- Laura Kipnis

20. Foucault- J.G. Merquior

And here are some things non-literary which made my life more interesting this last year.

1. The Dark Knight: Best Movie of the Year

2. Utah Utes Football: Undefeated Regular Season!

3. The Wire: Season 5

4. NFL Films on Netflix

5. Funky 16 Corners music blog

6. Political Blogs: Roderick T. Long’s Austro-Athenian Empire and Kevin Carson’s Mutualist Blog

7. Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty

8. Oh yeah, and finally finishing my two-year degree (in only five years or so) at Salt Lake Community College. Hasta la vista, Slick!

And finally a big cheesy shout out to all my friends and loved ones (you know who you are), but especially to Jane: here’s to another year together! (Everyone reading this must now take a drink of their preferred beverage.)


1 Comment »

  1. […] posts this year!). Before I get into the next decade, I want to look back over 2009, as I did last year with a review of the best books I read these previous 12 […]

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