My Experimental Fiction Reading List

Edit: made a mistake in the author of the Chito-Ryu karate manual! 26/04/2012

Thought you guys might be interested in this – it’s a list of the fiction I’ve read (or re-read) over this semester that I think had an impact on the work that I did for my experimental fiction workshop. I have to turn it in for class. Here’s the assignment and my response:

“A list of all reading of any sort (from this term) that you connect, in any way, with your own writing.”

Reading  and Re-Reading List:

Experimental Fiction coursepack

Pastoralia by George Saunders

The Interrogative Mood by Padgett Powell

“The Secret Correspondence between Fonzie’s Jacket and Christina Aguilera” by David McGimpsey

“An Encounter with an Interviewer” by Mark Twain

Letters of Note (

The Montreal Gazette (Editorials section, Comics, Horoscopes, and Crossword mainly)

The Link

Geist (this year’s Winter issue)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon

Watership Down by Richard Adams (a personal favourite)

Baudolino by Umberto Eco

Sir Thopas by Geoffrey Chaucer

English Mediaeval Lapidaries by Joan Evans and Mary Serjeantson

“Lunch Hour” by Katrina Best

The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain by Samuel L. Clemens

The New Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English selected by Margaret Atwood and Robert Weaver

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Chito-Ryu Karate Manual assembled and edited by Jean-Noel Blanchette and written by Shane Higashi

Plongeur eau libre Niveau I by Les Aquanautes de Montreal

Rescue Diver course book by PADI International

Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut

If On A Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino

Several rejection and acceptance letters.

And probably some other things that I am forgetting.

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