Sources of escapism

Books

2007

September

Dubliners by James Joyce

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

Closing Time by Joseph Heller

July

The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami

June

Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami

April

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

March
A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami

M/F by Anthony Burgess

Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley

February

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

The World According to Garp by John Irving

January

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

Eyeless in Gaza by Aldous Huxley

2006
November 06

On Beauty by Zadie Smith

September 06

Happy Days (A play) by Samuel Beckett

Why I am so wise by Friedrich Nietzsche

The Orange Girl by Jostein Gaarder

No way to treat a First Lady by Christopher Buckley

South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami

August 06

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

Antic Hay by Aldous Huxley

The Odyssey by Homer (translated by Stanley Lombardo)

Gertrude by Hermann Hesse

Peter Camenzind by Hermann Hesse

The Journey to the East by Hermann Hesse

Movies

2007

Death Note

Half Nelson

The Painted Veil

The Queen

The King

Borat

Totoro

2006

The Black Dahlia

Singapore Dreaming

The Barnyard

The Devil Wears Prada

My Super Ex-girlfriend

Helen The Baby Fox

Television

My Sassy Girl Hsun Hyang

Goong

My name is Kim Sam Soon

Grey’s Anatomy

Desperate Housewives

Frasier

Scrubs

Anime

Death Note
Mai Hime

Initial D Part IMelancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi

Ouran High School Host ClubFate Stay Night

N.H.K ni Youkoso!

Bleach

Naruto and Naruto Shippuden

Manga

Bleach

Comments
One Response to “Sources of escapism”
  1. Dee says:

    Omg… Ouran lol… I haven’t finished watching it yet. I stopped around episode 4 or 5. Honey-senpai!!!! So cuuutteee… =D

    And you watch Bleach? I found the anime to be totally boring and the manga to be kinda boring at the beginning. At least the manga redeemed itself by becoming way more interesting later on. So, which part of the manga have you read up to?

    And NHK = sorry but I’m like ewww… isn’t it that one full of lolita complexes and stuff like that? :p I only read the manga, though, so the anime might be rather different. And oh man, I found Suzumiya Haruhi to be kinda ridiculous and dumb. Btw, if you like good manga, try Emma(not based on that English novel by Jane Austen).

    Oh and Naruto???! Good gods, the manga totally eclipses the anime by a million ways. The anime got kinda crappy when they started adding in tons and tons of characters and sideline stories. It was about that time I stopped watching it. :p And seriously, you ought to read Full Metal Alchemist. It’s just really awesome.

    You really read a lot of books, huh? Geez… they all sound quite interesting. Right now, I’m reading tons of murder fiction… lol.

    And you’ve watched quite a few movies too, huh. A pity I’m accent-deaf so I can’t understand a movie without subtitles.

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