Apropos of Nothing, 10 Books with which I’d Vamoose to a Desert Island (October 22, 2018, Columbia, MO)

By request, here are 10 books I’d take along with me if I had to leave quickly. They are not necessarily music-related; they are books which I’ve read and re-read, and that would give me solace, perspective, and the will to live in isolation. I’m not going to explain my choices other than by what I’ve said already, but I’m embedding a link in each picture that you might be interested in investigating if you’re unfamiliar with the tome. Also, they are in random order. I need to quit typing before I forget one or two:

Peter Guralnick: Sweet Soul Music


Juan Rulfo: The Burning Plain and Other Stories


Alfred Bester: The Stars My Destination


Toni Morrison: Song of Solomon


George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo


Ernest J. Gaines: A Lesson Before Dying


Flannery O’Connor: The Complete Stories


John Kennedy Toole: A Confederacy of Dunces


George MacDonald Fraser: The Flashman Papers


Ed Sanders: America–A History in Verse, Vols. 1-3 + 1968: A History in Verse



2 thoughts on “Apropos of Nothing, 10 Books with which I’d Vamoose to a Desert Island (October 22, 2018, Columbia, MO)

  1. What great works you’ve chosen. Each one of these I’ve read at least 2-3 times (“Song of Solomon” and “Confederacy..”). It’s always nice to be reminded that I have a friend that keeps Ed Sanders in his priorities. I know I do. Bravo!

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