Cannonball Read IV

(Read all about it here)
  1. The Oresteia (Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides) – Aeschylus, trans Richmond Lattimore (-)
  2. Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk (****)
  3. Room – Emma Donoghue (****)
  4. Three Theban Plays (Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone) – Sophocles, trans David Grene (-)
  5. The Hunger Games (****)
  6. Catching Fire (***3/4)
  7. 5 Roman Comedies (****)
  8. Thank You, Jeeves (***1/2)
  9. Survivor in Death (**1/2)
  10. Aristotle and Poetic Justice (***)
  11. The Graveyard Book (****1/2)
  12. Stardust (*****)
  13. Smoke and Mirrors (***)
  14. Bossypants – Tina Fey (****)
  15. The Pun Also Rises – John Pollack (****)
  16. Angela’s Ashes (****1/2)
  17. Gatehouse to Hell – Felix Opatowski (-)
  18. The Shadows Behind Me – Willie Sterner (-)
  19. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir) – Jenny Lawson (****)
  20. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) (****)
  21. Maus I – Art Spiegelman (****)
  22. Maus II – Spiegelman (*****)
  23. Spring’s End – John Freund (-)
  24. MetaMaus – Spiegelman(****)
  25. Getting Out Alive – Tommy Dick (-)
  26. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (****)
  27. Fragile Things (***1/2)

Legend:

* = irredeemably awful
** = middling
*** = decent; has value (of some sort)
**** = very good
***** = amazingly fantastic
****** = almost never used; the perfect book

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