I was tagged on Facebook to list ten books that have made an impression on me. These are the ones I came up with. I couldn’t split the Ellroy books so there are thirteen altogether.

  1. As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee
  2. V by Thomas Pynchon
  3. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  4. A Disaffection by James Kelman
  5. The L.A. Quartet by James Ellroy (4 books)
  6. Just Kids by Patti Smith
  7. United States: Essays 1952-1992 by Gore Vidal
  8. The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  9. Where I’m Calling From: Selected Stories by Raymond Carver
  10. Species of Spaces and Other Pieces by Georges Perec