Posts Tagged ‘Donald Westlake’

These are the best books Bat Terrier read this year. (Disclosure: no books by friends on this list.)

Translation

The Illuminations, Arthur Rimbaud, as translated by Donald Revell

Anthologies

Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories, James Thomas, ed.

Autobiography

Subterranean Kerouac: The Hidden Life of Jack Kerouac, Ellis Amburn

Nonfiction

Mystery/Thriller

The Ax, Donald Westlake

Poetry

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What to do once you’re laid off… Hmm…  Maybe explore a new career as a hit man? Here’s a link to the very best corporate-castoff-killer book:  Donald Westlake‘s bitterly hilarious thriller, The Ax. And since you now have plenty of time to read, you  can also check out Iain Levinson’s  Since the Layoffs.

Think that out-and-out vagrancy is where we’re headed? Then revisit Steinbeck‘s The Grapes of Wrath, or maybe pick up  dumpster-diving tips from Lars Eigner’s classic memoir, Travels with Lisbeth.

Done with fiction? Settling in for the long decline?  Here’s the book for you: Capital.