Books and Movies in 2013

Books

  1. Fingersmith — Sarah Waters (UK, 2002, 4.5/5)
  2. Break Into Travel Writing — Beth Blair (US/UK, 2013, 3.5/5)
  3. Animal Farm — George Orwell (England, 1945, 5/5)
  4. Manon Lescaut — Abbé Prévost (France, 1731, 3.5/5)
  5. Jane Eyre — Charlotte Brontë (England, 1847, 3.5/5)
  6. Bartleby — Herman Melville (US, 1853, 4.5/5)
  7. Frankenstein — Mary Shelley (England/Europe, 1818,  4/5)
  8. Metamorphosis — Franz Kafka (German, 1915, 4.5/5)
  9. The Night Bookmobile — Audrey Niffenegger (US, 2010, 4/5)
  10. Don Quixote (graphic novel, vol 1) — Cervantes, illustrated by Rob Davis (Spain, 2011, 4/5)
  11. Watchmen — Alan Moore (1987, 3/5)
  12. To the Lighthouse — Virginia Woolf (England, 1927, 3/5)
  13. The Invisible Man — H. G. Wells (England, 1897, 3/5)
  14. A Grief Observed — C. S. Lewis (1961, 3/5)
  15. The Island of Doctor Moreau — H. G. Wells (1896, 3.5/5)
  16. A Princess of Mars — Edgar Rice Burroughs (1917, 3/5)
  17. Understanding Comics — Scott McCloud (1994, 5/5)
  18. Year of Wonders — Geraldine Brooks (England, 2001, 4/5)
  19. The Sibyl — Pär Lagerkvist (Greece, 1956, 4.5/5)

Short Stories

  1. A Country Doctor — Franz Kafka (1919)
  2. Young Goodman Brown — Nathaniel Hawthorne (1835)
  3. Pigeon Feathers — John Updike (1962)
  4. The Fall of the House of Usher — Edgar Allan Poe (1839)
  5. The Birthmark — Nathaniel Hawthorne (1843)
  6. The Black Cat — Edgar Allan Poe (1843)
  7. Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment — Nathaniel Hawthorne (1837)
  8. Rappaccini’s Daughter — Nathaniel Hawthorne (1844)
  9. The Artist of the Beautiful — Nathaniel Hawthorne (1846)
  10. The Oval Portrait — Edgar Allan Poe (1842)
  11. The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar — Edgar Allan Poe (1845)
  12. Revelation — Flannery O’Connor (1965)
  13. The Country of the Blind — H. G. Wells (1904)
  14. The Star — H. G. Wells (1897)
  15. A Simple Soul — Gustave Flaubert (1877)
  16. Pantaloon in Black — William Faulkner (1942)
  17. The Garden of Forking Paths — Jorge Luis Borges (1941)
  18. Emma Zunz — Jorge Luis Borges (1948)
  19. Big Two-Hearted River — Ernest Hemingway (1925)
  20. Lust, Caution — Eileen Chang (1979)

Movies

  1. Vera Drake (Britain, 2004, 7/10)
  2. Gangster Squad (LA, 2013, 8/10)
  3. Confessions of a Shopaholic (New York, 2009, 5/10)
  4. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Tokyo, 2011, 9/10)
  5. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (British India, 2011, 9/10)
  6. Wreck-It Ralph (2012, 8/10)
  7. Les Miserables (France, 2012, 8/10)
  8. Eclair: Okashi Hourouki (Japan, 2011, 8/10)
  9. Namastey London (India/London, 2007, 6/10)
  10. Arietty (Japan, 2010, 9/10)
  11. Beat Girl (London, 2013, 6/10)
  12. Kahaani (India, 2012, 8/10)
  13. Iron Man 2 (2010, 6/10)
  14. Iron Man 3 (2013, 8/10)
  15. Star Trek (2009, 7/10)
  16. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013, 8/10)
  17. The Great Gatsby (US, 2013, 8/10)
  18. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Canada, 2010, 8/10)
  19. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012, 7/10)
  20. The Tale of Desperaux (2008, 6/10)
  21. Gnome and Juliet (2011, 8/10)
  22. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010, US/UK, 8/10)
  23. Jane Eyre (2011, England, 7/10)
  24. Summer Wars (2009, Japan, 8/10)
  25. The Man of Steel (2013, 6/10)
  26. Les Miserables (1998, France, 8/10) * rewatch
  27. The Iron Lady (2011, Great Britain, 8/10)
  28. Dumbo (1941, 9/10) * rewatch
  29. Drive (2011, US, 8/10)
  30. Kamikaze Girls / Shimotsuma Monogatari (2004, Japan, 8/10)
  31. Watchmen (US, 2009, 8/10)
  32. An American Tail (US, 1986, 8/10)
  33. The Last Unicorn (1982, 8/10)
  34. Chungking Express (Hong Kong, 1994, 8/10)
  35. The Elephant Man (England, 1980, 8/10)
  36. A Separation (Iran, 2011, 9/10)
  37. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010, 8/10)
  38. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011, 9/10)
  39. Limelight (London, 1952, 8/10)
  40. Unlawful Killing (Britain, 2011, 8/10)
  41. From Up on Poppy Hill (Japan, 2011, 9/10)
  42. The Usual Suspects (US, 1995, 8/10)
  43. Fanaa (India, 2006, 6/10)
  44. Lovelace (US, 2013, 7/10)
  45. Before Midnight (Greece, 2013, 9/10)
  46. Fargo (US, 1996, 9/10)
  47. Captain Phillips (US/Somali, 2013, 9/10)
  48. Gravity (US/Space, 2013, 10/10)
  49. Blackfish (US, 2013, 9/10)
  50. Lust, Caution (China/Hong Kong, 2007, 9/10)
  51. The Edge of Heaven (Turkey, 2007, 7/10)
  52. Frozen (2013, 10/10)
  53. Downfall (Germany, 2004, 8/10)
  54. The Act of Killing (Indonesia, 2012, 8/10)

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