Subway Philosophy’s Recommended Reading for the Long Commute.

  • The People of Paper // Salvador Plascencia
  • Without // Donald Hall
  • On Beauty // Zadie Smith
  • A History of the World in 10½ Chapters // Julian Barnes
  • Crush // Richard Siken
  • Without Feathers // Woody Allen
  • Side Man // Warren Leight
  • Brief Interviews with Hideous Men // David Foster Wallace

5 responses to “Paperbacks

  1. Pingback: Recommended Reading « Subway Philosophy

  2. Savage Detectives? really? The first 120 pages and the last 50 were good, but what about the 350-400 pages in the middle? What was up with that?

  3. Crush is backwards!

  4. Good choices, but no Manhattan Transfer, by John dos Passos?

    It is singularly the best book ever written about New York during the Jazzage, sans those few lines from Gatsby…

    “Over the great bridge, with the sunlight through the girders making a constant flicker upon the moving cars, with the city rising up across the river in white heaps and sugar lumps all built with a wish out of non-olfactory money. The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world.”

    Sounds like Subway Philosophy to me!

  5. Crush. Nothing more needs to be said.

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