Publishings by R A Riekki

BOOKS I WANT TO READ (if you have a used copy, feel free to give it to me at a reading & I will hug you):

   any Michigan Notable Book award-winning book

   Georges Bataille--Eroticism: Death and Sensuality

   John Barth--The Floating Opera, Giles Goat-Boy, The Literature of Exhaustion

   Donald Barthelme--Sixty Stories

   Simone de Beauvoir--The Mandarins, The Second Sex

   Michael O'Sullivan--Brendan Behan, a life

   Aubrey Dillon-Malone--The Hostage, The Sayings of Brendan Behan

   Thomas Berger--Crazy in Berlin, Little Big Man

   Ambrose Bierce--Tales of Soldiers and Civilians

   Jane Bowles--Two Serious Ladies

   Paul Bowles--Collected Short Stories, Let It Come Down, The Sheltering Sky

   Kay Boyle--The First Lover, Plagued by the Nightingale

   Michael Bracewell--The Conclave, Saint Rachael

   Leigh Brackett--The Big Jump, The Sword of Rhiannon, The Tiger Among Us

   André Breton--Nadja

   Poppy Z Brite--Drawing Blood

   Charles Bukowski--Notes of a Dirty Old Man, Death in a Charity Ward, Hollywood, Septuagenarian Stew, Crazy Love, Barfly screenplay

   Mikhail Bulgakov--The Master and Margarita

   Anthony Burgess--Earthly Powers

   James M Cain--Double Indemnity

   Paul Cain--Fast One

   Italo Calvino--Our Ancestors

   Albert Camus--The Outsider

   Truman Capote--In Cold Blood

   Angela Carter--Black Venus, Heroes and Villains, The Magic Toyshop, Nights at the Circus, Several Perceptions, The Passion of New Eve

   Raymond Carver--Where I'm Calling From

   Nick Cave--And the Ass Saw the Angel

   Céline--Journey to the End of Night

   Raymond Chandler--The Big Sleep, The Letters of Raymond Chandler

   Frank MacShane--The Life of Raymond Chandler

   James Hadley Chase--No Orchids for Miss Blandish

   Jean Cocteau--Les Enfants Terribles, Opium

   Nik Cohn--I Am Still the Greatest Says Johnny Angelo

   Colette--Le Képi

   Clarence Cooper Jr--The Farm, Weed

   Dennis Cooper--Closer, Frisk, Guide, Try

   Robert Coover--Gerald's Party, The Origin of the Brunists, Pinnochio in Venice

   Harry Crews--All We Need of Hell, Classic Crews: a reader, The Gospel Singer

   Aleister Crowley--The Diary of a Drug Fiend

   James Crumley--Dancing Bear, The Last Good Kiss, The Mexican Duck Tree, The Wrong Case

   Samuel R Delaney--Babel-17, The Motion of Light in Water, Nova, Triton

   Philip K Dick--Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, The Man in the High Castle, Time Out of Joint

   Joan Didion--Salvador

   Adam Diment--The Dolly Dolly Spy

   JP Donleavy--The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B, The Ginger Man, The History of the Ginger Man: an autobiography

   Harlan Ellison--I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, Deathbird Stories

   James Ellroy--American Tabloid, The Black Dahlia, LA Confidentail, My Dark Places

   Loren D Estleman--Edsel, Whiskey River

   John Fante--Ask the Dust, Wait until Spring, Bandini

   Richard Farina--Been Down so Long It Looks Like Up to Me

   William Faulkner--Sanctuary

   Ronald Firbank--Prancing Niggers/Sorrow in Sunlight, Vainglory

   John Fowles--The Collector, The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Magus

   Kinky Friedman--Greenwich Killing Time

   William Gaddis--Carpenters Gothic, The Recognitions

   Jean Genet--Our Lady of the Flowers, A Thief's Journal

   Sylvie Germain--The Medusa Child, Immensities

   William Gibson--Virtual Light

   André Gide--The Immoralists, Journals 1888-1949, Strait is the Gate

   Donald Goines--Kenyatta's Last Hit, Whoreson

   William Golding--The Spire

   David Goodis--Dark Passage, Down There, Nightfall

   Alasdair Gray--Janine 1982, Lanark, Poor Things

   Patrick Hamilton--Hangover Square, Slaves of Solitude

   Dashiell Hammett--The Glass Key, Red Harvest

   Jim Harrison--Sundog

   John Hawkes--The Cannibal, The Lime Twig

   Nathan Heard--Howard Street

   Richard Hell--The Voidoid

   Hermann Hesse--Knulp, Steppenwolf

   Carl Hiaasen--Double Whammy, Tourist Season

   Chester Himes--If He Hollers Let Him Go, A Rage in Harlem

   SE Hinton--Rumble Fish, That Was Then, This Is Now

   Stewart Home--Slow Death

   Robert E Howard--Conan the Barbarian

   Dorothy B Hughes--In a Lonely Place, Ride the Pink Horse

   Herbert Huncke--Guilty of Everything

   Aldous Huxley--Antic Hay, Eyeless in Gaza, Island

   Joris Karl Huysmans--A Rebours, Là-Bas

   Tama Janowitz--American Dad

   Sebastien Japrisot--Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun, One Deadly Summer, Trap for Cinderella

   Alfred Jarry--Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician, The Ubu Plays (in English or French, after the first one)

   BS Johnson--Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry, Trawl

   Anna Kavan--Ice, Who Are You?

   James Kelman--A Chancer, A Disaffection

   William Kennedy--The Albany Cycle

   Gerald Kersh--Fowler's End, Night and the City

   Stephen King--Carrie (is it any good?)

   Jerzy Kosinski--Being There, The Painted Bird

   Milan Kundera--The Joke

   Gavin Lambert--The Goodbye People, Inside Daisy Clover, The Slide Area

   Ring Lardner--Own Your Own Home, You Know Me Al

   Sheridan Le Fanu--In a Glass Darkly

   Doris Lessing--The Good Terrorist, Under My Skin

   Ted Lewis--Billy Rags, Jack's Return Home

   Jack London--The Iron Heel, John Barleycorn, Martin Eden (are these any good?)

   HP Lovecraft--At the Mountains of Madness, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, Dagon and Other Macabre Tales

   Colin MacInnes--Absolute Beginners, City of Spades, Mr Love and Justice

   Gould--Inside Outsider

   Norman Mailer--The Executioner's Song, The White Negro

   Dan Mannix--The Beast, Memoirs of a Sword Swallower

   William March--The Bad Seed

   Cormac McCarthy--Blood Meridian

   Horace McCoy--I Should Have Stayed at Home, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

   Carson McCullers--Reflections in a Golden Eye, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

   Ian McEwan--Black Dogs, The Cement Garden, The Comfort of Strangers

   Patrick McGrath--Dr Haggard's Disease, The Grotesque

   Thomas McGuane--The Bushwacked Piano, Nothing But Blue Skies

   Gustav Meyrink--The Golem

   Martin Millar--Lux the Poet, Milk, Sulphate and Alby Starvation

   Henry Miller--Plexus, Nexus

   Yukio Mishima--Confessions of a Mask, The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea, The Sea of Fertility

   Michael Moorcock--The Final Programme, A Cure for Cancer, The English Assassin, The Condition of Muzak

   Seth Morgan--Homeboy

   Walter Mosley--Devil in a Blue Dress, A Red Death, White Butterfly, Black Betty, A Little Yellow Dog, Gone Fishin'

   Ryu Murakami--Almost Transparent Blue

   Robert Musil--The Man Without Qualities

   Anaïs Nin--Henry and June, Incest, Fire, Spy in the House of Love, The Journals Vol. II-VII

   Jeff Noon--Automated Alice

   Flann O'Brien--At Swim-Two-Birds, The Poor Mouth, The Third Policeman

   Joyce Carol Oates--A Bloodsmoor Romance, On Boxing, With Shuddering Fall, Them

   Pier Paolo Pasolini--A Violent Life

   Mervyn Peake--Titus Groan, Gormenghast, Titus Alone

   Georges Perec--Life: a user's manual, A Void

   Edgar Allan Poe--Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque

   Richard Price--Clockers

   Thomas Pynchon--Gravity's Rainbow

   Thomas De Quincey--Confessions of an English Opium Eater

   Raymond Radriguet--Devil in the Flesh

   Simon Raven--Alms for Oblivion (ten volumes)

   Derek Raymond--The Crust on its Uppers, He Died With His Eyes Open, The Hidden Files, I Was Dora Suarez, A State of Denmark

   John Rechy--Bodies and Souls

   Ishmael Reed--The Freelance Pallbearers, Mumbo Jumbo, Reckless Eyeballing

   Tom Robbins--Jitterbug Perfume

   Henry Rollins--Eye Scream

   Damon Runyon--On Broadway

   Leopold von Sacher-Masoch--Venus in Furs

   Kaye Gibbons--In Search of JD Salinger

   James Salter--A Sport and a Pastime, Hunters

   Jean-Paul Sartre--Roads to Freedom

   Budd Schulberg--The Disenchanted, On the Waterfront

   Bruno Schulz--The Street of Crocodiles

   Delmore Schwartz--Galahad I, In Dreams Begin Responsibilities, The World is a Wedding

   Will Self--Great Apes

   Samuel Selvon--The Lonely Londoners

   Alan Sillitoe--Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

   Herbert Simmons--Corner Boy

   Iain Sinclair--Downriver

   Iceberg Slim--Pimp, Trick Baby

   Susan Sontag--The Benefactor

   Terry Southern--The Magic Christian

   Bruce Sterling--The Difference Engine, Mirrorshades: a cyberpunk anthology, Schismatrix

   Bram Stoker--Lair of the White Witch

   Robert Stone--Dog Soldiers, A Flag for Sunrise

   Jim Thompson--After Dark My Sweet, The Getaway, The Killer inside Me, Pop. 1280

   Newton Thornburg--Cutter and Bone

   Alexander Trocchi--Cain's Book, Young Adam

   Boris Vian--Froth on the Daydream, Heartsnatcher

   Keith Waterhouse--Billy Liar

   Denton Welch--In Youth is Pleasure, Maiden Voyage

   Oscar Wilde--The Ballad of Reading Gaol, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories

   Charles Willeford--The Cockfighter, Miami Blues

   John A Williams--The Angry Ones/One for New York, The Man who Cried I Am

   Colin Wilson--Adrift in Soho, The Mind Parasites, The Outsider, Ritual in the Dark

   Jeanette Winterson--The Passion

   Tobias Wolff--The Barracks Thief

   Cornell Woolrich--the Série Noir novels

   Richard Wright--Black Boy

   Rudolph Wurlitzer--Quake