Sunday, March 29, 2009

Presenting: The Online Book Club *for* Awesome People [TOBCAP]- or - What Fucking Free Time Are You Talking About, Asshole?

During the shooting of this video, I decided I wanted to start an online book club. You can watch it's birthing.

Music by Goner - Dollar Movie

Here is the list of books I put on an online book club, some were specific to individual people, but these are all great books.

A Dirty Job - Christopher Moore
Rant - Chuck Palahnuik
What is the What - Dave Eggers
The Year of Living Bucolically - A.J. Jacobs
The Oddsey - Homer
The Alchemist - Paulo Cloeho
The Inferno - Dante
Shalimar the Clown - Salman Rushdie
Big Foot: I Not Dead - Graham Roumieu
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs - Chuck Klosterman
The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Looking For Alaska - John Green
Anything by the Brother's Grimm

These are books that have been recommended to me so far. Please add to this list by sending me a comment. I love to have a huge list of books. It makes me feel like I'm not wasting my life away. If you feel so driven as to subtract a book, be my guest; a little destructive criticism against the product of someone's creative outlet always brings a smile to my face.

So much to tell you - John Marsden
Tomorrow When the War Began - John Marsden
The Crucible - Arthur Miller
The Silence Trap - Gloria Whelan
My Sweet Audrina - VC Andrews
Flowers in the Attic - VC Andrews
Cowl - Neil Asher
The Wee Free Men - Terry Pratchett
No Country for Old Men - Cormac McCarthy
A Separate Reality, Journey to Ixtlan - Castaneda
A Brave New World - Huxley (seconded)
A Clockwork Orange - Burgess
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Thompson (seconded)
The Fountian Head - Ayn Rand (seconded)
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
The 48 Laws of Power - Greene
You Shall Know Our Velocity - Dave Eggers
American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
Lunar Park - Bret Easton Ellis
Number 9 Dream - David Mitchell
The Wind Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
Kafka by the Shore - Haruki Murakami
Time's Arrow - Martin Amis
The Master and Margherita - Mikhail Bulgakov
The Secret Rulers of the World - Jon Ronson
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
On The Road - Jack Kerouac
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe (jeers)
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Nausea - Jean-Paul Sartre
The Beach - Alex Garland (seconded)
Then We Came To the End - Joshua Ferris
The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
The Egyptologist - Arthur Phillips
The Time Travelers Wife - Audrey Niffenegger (seconded x4)
Utopia - (Saint)Sir Thomas Moore
Violin - Anne Rice
Look Me in the Eye - John Elder Robison
The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides (seconded)
anything by David Sedaris
The Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Villa Incognito - Tom Robbins
Cruddy - Lynda Barry

Send me a book recommendation, send it to anyone who stumbles upon this site, send it into the ether of porn and teeth whiting scams.


  1. I was a lurker, but I suppose now I am not.

    I have not one, but TWO book recommendations (just off the top of my head)

    1. What I loved by Siri Hustvedt
    2. Anything at all by Kurt Vonnegut, but specifically God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian.

  2. Just a few of my all time favorites :-D

    *The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
    *The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips
    *The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
    *Utopia by (Saint)Sir Thomas Moore
    *Violin by Anne Rice

  3. Im gonna go ahead and second The Beach as well.. amazing book.

    Cheers Ob.

  4. krumbine3:11 PM

    Destructive Criticism is a great title. I'm stealing it. You've been notified.

  5. I ordered Dirty Job and Living Biblically. Will read them both as soon as I get them.

  6. Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn by Henry Miller. both are really fantastically gorgeous.

    btw. Hi blog buddy! =D