Saturday, November 21, 2009

Welcome to Project Hunter

I love writing, but I’ve found that I have a hard time containing myself to only one forum. I have a Writing blog, naturally, dedicated to the life and musings of a writer (The Writer’s Den), I have a newsy-journalist type blog (The National Affairs Desk, Toronto), I have a seasonal story blog (The Campfire Pages: stop me anytime!) and I even have a Fan-Fic page (UHF Signals!)

And now, I have this, Project Hunter.

I don’t know why I feel the need to separate all my thoughts, but I do. I have varied interests; music, writing, art, film, history etc…and blogs are best when left focused and not a rambling catch-all of everything in our brains. Of course, that’s what THIS is, a rambling catch-all of everything in my brains. Leave it to me to make a rule in one sentence and then break it in the next!


Recently someone asked me to publish a list of the books in my personal library. This struck me as a very daunting task, as I have at least 150 books or more, until this particular someone told me they had 1500-2000 books they wanted to list (good luck with that!) So with further ado, I’ll give you all a sample of what’s in my personal collection, book wise. In the future I’ll be adding a legend (recommended books, crappy books, etc..) and some synopsi (what IS the plural of synopsis? A quick Google reveals it to be “Synopses”)

Enjoy the list, which for the time being is un-alphabetized, and feel free to recommend books to me.

The David Hunter Official Library (DHOL), Part One

Brave New World- Aldous Huxley

Bluebeard- Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse Five- Kurt Vonnegut

Cosmos - Carl Sagan

The Sun also Rises- Ernest Hemingway

The Colorado Kid- Stephen King

The Elements of Style- William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White

Sherlock Holmes, the Complete Novels and Stories Vol. 1- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Night Lives On- Walter Lord

Of Mice and Men- John Steinbeck

The Red Pony- John Steinbeck

Cannery Row- John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath- John Steinbeck

The Tell-Tale heart and Other Writings- Edgar Allan Poe

On Writing- Stephen King

Different Seasons- Stephen King

The Stand- Stephen King

The Green Mile- Stephen King

Night Shift- Stephen King

Skeleton Crew- Stephen King

Duma Key- Stephen King

The Pigman- Paul Zindel

The Revolutionary Age of Andrew Jackson- Robert V. Remini

Dianetics- L. Ron Hubbard

Her Name, Titanic- Charles Pellegrino

The Good Earth- Pearl S. Buck

The World Without Us- Alan Weisman

Durango Street- Frank Bonham

Cool Cat- Frank Bonham

Secrets of the Past- Readers Digest Paperback

Great Detectives- Otto Prenzler

Civil Disobedience and Other Essays- Henry David Thoreau

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest- Ken Kesey

In Cold Blood- Truman Capote

To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee

Deviant- Harold Schechter

Watership Down- Richard Adams

On the Road- Jack Kerouac

Dune- Frank Herbert

The Monkey Wrench Gang- Edward Abbey

Down the River- Edward Abbey

Desert Solitaire- Edward Abbey

The Journey Home- Edward Abbey

The Best Short Stories of the Modern Age- Selected by Douglas Angus

Valentines and Vitriol- Rex Reed

The Rough Guide to Boston- David Fagundes and Anthony Grant

A Tale of Two Cities- Charles Dickens

The Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy (entire series) - Douglas Adams

No One Here Gets Out Alive, the Doors- Jeff Hopkins

Zodiac- Robert Graysmith

Zodiac Unmasked- Robert Graysmith

The Lord of the Rings- J.R.R. Tolkien (entire series)

The Hobbit- J.R.R. Tolkien

Harbrace College Handbook for Canadian Writers

Part Two

Hamlet- William Shakespeare

Othello - William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet- William Shakespeare

Henry IV Part 1 & 2- William Shakespeare

Hamlet- William Shakespeare

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn- Mark Twain

Roughing It- Mark Twain

1984- George Orwell

Shane- Jack Schaefer

The Catcher in the Rye- J.D. Salinger

Journey to the Center of the Earth- Jules Verne

Around the World in Eighty Days- Jules Verne

20,000 Leagues under the Sea- Jules Verne

The Time Machine- H.G. Wells

Great Short Works of Jack London- Edited by Earle Labor

An Anthology of Verse- Edited by Roberta A. Charlesworth

Treasure Island- Robert Louis Stevenson

The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wiseguy- Nicholas Pileggi

Blue Highways- William Moon

21st Century Dictionary of Quotations- The Princeton Language Institute

Cold Case- Linda Barnes

Billions & Billions- Carl Sagan

Pale Blue Dot- Carl Sagan

The Rolling Stone Rock and Roll Reader 1974- Edited by Ben Fong Torres

Redrum the Innocent- Kirk Makin

Celebrity Murders- Max Haines

Anthology of Robert Frost’s Poems- Selected by Louis Untermeyer

Where Have All the Bullets Gone? - Spike Milligan

Mussolini: His Part in my Downfall- Spike Milligan

Chuck Amuck- Chuck Jones

Chuck Re-ducks- Chuck Jones

Complete World Bartender Guide- Standard Reference to 2000 drinks ~ Bob Sennett

Searching For Bobby Orr- Stephen Brunt

The Game- Ken Dryden

Hope you enjoy this voyeuristic look into my book collection. There are some classics, and some laughables, that's for sure!

Take care for now.

To be continued…