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2002: The year in books

Last year, I made a list of all the books I read in 2001. I did well last year, reading 58 books, 20 of which were unabridged books on tape.

In 2002, I only read 33 books, 3 of which were audiobooks. No longer having a 20 minute (each way) commute makes for fewer audiobook opportunities, I guess. But it looks like I'm still about even on "real" books (38 vs. 30). One of the books this year, The Cold Six Thousand, was 688 pages and took me about 4 months of off-and-on reading to finish, so I blame this book for lowering my final count. It was pretty good, and I'd read its predecessor, American Tabloid, in 2001, so I wanted to finish it, even though it's the longest thing I think I've ever read. (Frank Herbert's Dune, which I read in junior high school and hated, still holds the record for seeming like the longest book I've ever read).



non-fiction (14)

Modern Humorist Presents Rough Draft: Pop Culture the Way It Almost Was
Straight from the Fridge, Dad: A Dictionary of Hipster Slang- Max Decharne
Supercade: A Visual History of the Videogame Age 1971-1984- Van Burnham
Jargon Watch: A Pocket Dictionary for the Jitterati -Gareth Branwyn
Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron - Daniel Clowes
A Working Stiff's Manifesto - Iain Levison
Lonely Planet Vanuatu
Nickel and Dimed: on (not) getting by in America- Barbara Ehrenreich
Cad: a Handbook for heels (ed: Charles Schneider)
Oh, the Things I Know! A Guide to Success, or, Failing That, Happiness - Al Franken
Sex Carnival : Travels in the World of Porn - Bill Brownstein
Art Cars- Harrod Blank
F'd Companies: Spectacular Dot-Com Flameouts- Philip Kaplan
Sophomore Slumps: Disastrous Second Movies, Albums, Singles, Books, and Other Stuff - Christopher Golden

Fiction: (19)
Bridget Jones' Diary- Helen Fielding  (audio)
David Boring- Daniel Clowes
Gospel According to Larry- Janet Tashjian
Caricature- Daniel Clowes
Fool on the Hill- Matt Ruff
Native Tongue- Carl Hiassen (audio)
Chained- Lauren Henderson
The Wasp Factory- Iain Banks
Catch as Cat Can - Rita Mae Brown
Throat Sprockets - Tim Lucas
A hell of a woman - Jim Thompson (audio)
Finder- Carla Speed McNeil
The Blue Ribbon- Cornell Woolrich
Swamp Sister- Robert Edmond Alter
The Lonely Planet Boy- Barney Hoskyns
Lemony Snicket- The unauthorized autobiography
Lullaby- Chuck Palahnuik
The Cold Six Thousand- James Ellroy
The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 9)- Lemony Snicket
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