Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Trichosurus vulpecula

Over the two years since my last post, I haven't pushed myself to read 100 new books and watch 100 new movies each year. This is what I read and watched in 2012 and 2011. Once again, re-reads and re-watches are in italics.

I moved home from the UK to Australia in late 2011, but my jobs in both countries involve copious public transport commutes. I made an effort to read every Peter Carey book in 2012 - I read 17 of 21. I'll knock the remaining four off in the first couple of months of 2013...

2012 BOOKS

B01. Australian Short Stories No 54
B01a. The Great McGonagall Scrapbook, Spike Milligan & Jack Hobbs
B02. Australian Short Stories No 46
B03. Australian Short Stories No 44
B03a. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
B04. Branded, Alissa Quart
B04a. The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger
B05. C, Tom McCarthy
B06. The University of Melbourne: A Centenary Portrait, Norman Olver and Geoffrey Blainey
B07. Enough Rope with Andrew Denton 2, Andrew Denton et al
B08. Man Bites Murdoch, Bruce Guthrie
B09. A Nest of Occasionals, Tony Martin
B10. So Many Selves, Gabrielle Carey
B11. Voiceworks Issue 84: Pulp
B12. McSweeney's Issue 26
B13. Spoken Cat and Relevant Factors in Worldview, Alexandra Sellers
B14. Mingering Mike: The Amazing Career of an Imaginary Soul Superstar, Dori Hadar
B15. The Paradise Motel, Eric McCormack
B16. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Thomas de Quincey
B17. The Chemistry of Tears, Peter Carey
B18. Voiceworks Issue 85: Other
B19. Jim of the Hills, C. J. Dennis
B19a. Jack Maggs, Peter Carey
B20. Voiceworks Issue 73: Carnivale
B21. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
B22. The Fat Man in History, Peter Carey [international version]
B23. Voiceworks Issue 81: Birthmark
B24. Voiceworks Issue 86: V
B25. Voiceworks Issue 82: Hunger
B26. Voiceworks Issue 83: Technicolour
B26a. The Big Bazoohley, Peter Carey
B26b. His Illegal Self, Peter Carey
B27. Unpolished Gem, Alice Pung
B28. Voiceworks Issue 80: Missionary
B29. War Crimes, Peter Carey
B30. Getting to Yes: Negotiating an Agreement without Giving in, Roger Fisher & William Ury
B31. Jizz, John Hart
B32. A Bit of a Postscript, Sue-Ann Post
B33. Travels in Atomic Sunshine, Robin Gerster
B34. In My Father's House, Gabrielle Carey
B35. Preincarnate, Shaun Micallef
B36. The Complete Talking Heads, Alan Bennett
B37. What She Said, Hariklia Heristanidis
B38. Family Wanted: Adoption Stories, ed. Sara Holloway
B39. Although of Course You End up Becoming Yourself, David Lipsky
B40. Funny Business: The Rise and Fall of Steve Vizard, Leonie Wood
B41. Smithereens, Shaun Micallef [2011 edition]
B42. The Pale King, David Foster Wallace
B43. Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, David Foster Wallace
B44. Don't Get Too Comfortable, David Rakoff
B44a. Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
B45. Belching out the Devil, Mark Thomas
B45a. Parrot and Olivier in America, Peter Carey
B45b. Bliss, Peter Carey
B46. Flying Visits, Clive James
B47. May Week was in June, Clive James
B48. Paradoxical Undressing, Kristin Hersh
B48a. Theft, Peter Carey
B49. You'll See, Egon Larsen
B50. Don't You Know who I Used to be?, Julia Morris
B50a: Tintin: Herge and his Creation, Harry Thompson
B51. How to Make Trouble and Influence People, Iain McIntyre
B52. Just my Type, Simon Garfield
B53. The Slow Guide: Melbourne, Martin Hughes et al
B53a. Oscar and Lucinda, Peter Carey
B53b. Tintin and the Secret of Literature, Tom McCarthy
B53c. The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith, Peter Carey
B53d. Animations of Mortality, Terry Gilliam
B54. Daggshead Revisited, Fred Dagg [John Clarke]
B55. Oscar and Lucinda: The Screenplay, Laura Jones
B56. Carlyle's House and Other Stories, Virginia Woolf
B56a. Peter Carey: The Genesis of Fame, Karen Lamb
B57. Monday or Tuesday, Virgina Woolf
B58. "53 Days", Georges Perec
B59. Lightning Rods, Helen DeWitt
B60. Riddley Walker, Russell Hoban
B61. The Hanging Garden, Patrick White
B61a. The Fahrenheit Twins, Michel Faber
B61b. Collected Stories, Peter Carey
B61c. My Life as a Fake, Peter Carey
B62. Start and Run Your Own Record Label, Dayelle Deanna Schwartz
B63. I, Partridge: We Need to Talk about Alan, Alan Partridge [Rob Gibbons et al]
B64. How Music Works, David Byrne
B65. Flaws in the Glass: a Self-portrait, Patrick White
B66. The Ballad of Erinungarah, David Foster
B67. Penguin Plays: Three Australian Plays, Alan Seymour, Douglas Stewart, Hal Porter
B67a. How I Escaped my Certain Fate, Stewart Lee
B68. The "If You Prefer a Milder Comedian, Please Ask for One" EP, Stewart Lee
B68a. Back to the Future, George Gipe
B69. Brazil, Michael Palin
B70. Bearbrass: Imagining Early Melbourne, Robyn Annear
B71. Quarterly Essay 22: Voting for Jesus: Christian and Politics in Australia, Amanda Lohrey
B72. Drink, Smoke, Pass Out: an Unlikely Spiritual Journey, Judith Lucy
B73. Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East, Benjamin Law
B74. NW, Zadie Smith
B75. Meanjin 4/1984
B76. The Solid Mandala, Patrick White
B77. Granta 89: the Factory
B77a. Wrong about Japan, Peter Carey


M01. We Need to Talk About Kevin, 2011
M02. Melancholia, 2011
M02a. A Zed & Two Noughts, 1985
M02b. Tideland, 2005
M02c. Being John Malkovich, 1999
M03. Death in Brunswick, 1991
M04. This Must be the Place, 2011
M05. A Dangerous Method, 2011
M06. Blood Diamond, 2006
M07. Dead Man's Shoes, 2004
M08. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, 2005
M09. Syriana, 2005
M10. Frost/Nixon, 2008
M11. Magicians, 2007
M12. A Queen is Crowned, 1953
M13. Iron Sky, 2012
M14. Fifty Dead Men Walking, 2008
M15. Traffic, 2000
M16. Eagle vs Shark, 2006
M17. Shanghai Surprise, 1986
M18. The Eye of the Storm, 2011
M19. Prometheus, 2012
M19a. Babel, 2006
M20. Nuit et brouillard, 1955 ["Night and Fog"]
M21. 空気人形, 2009 ["Air Doll"]
M22. (500) Days of Summer, 2009
M22a. Mauvais sang, 1986 ["Bad Blood"]
M23. 愛のむきだし, 2008 ["Love Exposure"]
M24. ヒミズ, 2011 ["Himizu"]
M24a. Somewhere: Pet Shop Boys in Concert, 1997
M25. Moonrise Kingdom, 2012
M25a. Caravaggio, 1986
M26. The Flipside of Dominick Hide, 1980
M27. The Day After, 1983
M28. Another Flip for Dominick, 1982
M29. T.I.S.M.: Incontinent in Ten Continents, 1991 [screen: T.I.S.M. Live at the Old Greek Theatre]
M30. Wuthering Heights, 2010
M31: Stewart Lee: Stand-up Comedian, 2005
M31a. Demolition Man, 1993
M32. The Master, 2012
M32a. Nightwatching, 2007
M33. テルマエロマエ, 2012 ["Thermae Romae"]
M34. Rembrandt's J'Accuse, 2008
M35. ヘルタースケルター, 2012 ["Helter Skelter"]
M36. Contagion, 2011
M37. Land of Plenty, 2004
M38. Tintin et les oranges bleues, 1964 ["Tintin and the Blue Oranges"]
M39. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 2012

2011 BOOKS

B01. Incredibly Strange Music Volume 1
B02. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Shooting Script
B03. Street Gang, Michael Davis
B04. Chaucer's Knight, Terry Jones
B04a. Wish You Were Here, Nick Webb
B05. Hawksmoor, Peter Ackroyd
B06. Watchmen, Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
B07. Dot Dot Dot 13
B08. Loops Issue 01
B08a. Disgusting Bliss: the Brass Eye of Chris Morris, Lucian Randall
B09. Cabinet Issue 35: Dust
B10. Qompendium Volume 1
B11. The Worst Date Ever, Jane Bussmann
B11a. Print is Dead: Books in Our Digital Age, Jeff GomezI
B12. With Nails, Richard E Grant
B13. The Tales of Beedle the Bard, J. K. Rowling
B14. Quidditch through the Ages, Kennilworthy Whisp [J. K. Rowling]
B15. Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander [J. K. Rowling]
B16. Where have all the Good Times Gone?: the Rise and Fall of the Record Industry, Louis Barfe
B17. Trouble on the Heath, Terry Jones
B18. Terra Incognita, Vladimir Nabokov
B18a. Theft: A Love Story, Peter Carey
B19. McSweeney's Issue 36
B19a. 45, Bill Drummond
B20. Arete Issue 18
B21. Breakfast in Brighton, Nigel Richardson
B22. Sean & David's Long Drive, Sean Condon
B23. The Lady in the Van, Alan Bennett
B24. My Name is Red, Orhan Pamuk
B24a. The Last Samurai, Helen DeWitt
B25. Penguin Modern Classics: the Complete List
B26. Instructions for American Servicemen in Australia 1942
B27. McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales
B28. The Colour out of Space, H. P. Lovecraft
B29. Rich in Russia, John Updike
B30. Rebel without a Crew, Robert Rodriguez
B31. The Man Who Walks, Alan Warner
B32. A Field Guide to the British, Sarah Lyall
B33. The Earthsea Quartet, Ursula le Guin
B33a. The Greedy Bastard Diary, Eric Idle
B34. Some of Us had been Threatening our Friend Colby, Donald Barthelme
B35. The Crime Wave at Blandings, P. G. Wodehouse
B36. Tales from Earthsea, Ursula le Guin
B37. The Ern Malley Affair, Michael Heyward
B37a. Gilliam on Gilliam, ed. Ian Christie
B38: Parky: My Autobiography, Michael Parkinson
B39: TVGoHome: TV Listings the Way they Should be, Charlie Brooker et al
B39a. The Secret Policeman's Third Ball
B40. The Last Chronicle of Barset, Anthony Trollope
B41. The Other Wind, Ursula le Guin
B42. House Music: the Oona King Diaries, Oona King
B43. The Better of McSweeney's Volume One
B44. About Alphabets, Hermann Zapf
B44a. The Magic Pudding, Norman Lindsay
B45. Penguin Science Fiction, ed. Brian Aldiss
B46. The Stars in the Bright Sky, Alan Warner
B47. Cabinet Issue 41: Infrastructure
B47a. Eleven, David Llewellyn
B47b. Very Naughty Boys, Robert Sellers
B47c. Lolly Scramble, Tony Martin
B48. A Chime of Windbells, Harold Stewart
B49. The Book of Revelation, Rupert Thomson
B50. The American Presidency 1945-2000, G. H. Bennett
B51. Cider with Rosie, Laurie Lee
B52. An Artist of the Floating World, Kazuo Ishiguro
B53. Chinaman, Shehan Karunatilaka
B54. How I Escaped my Certain Fate, Stewart Lee
B55. Beyond Yellow English, eds. Angela Reyes and Adrienne Lo
B56. Selected Modern Short Stories
B57. Cold Beer and Crocodiles, Roff Smith
B58. Holden's Performance, Murray Bail
B58a. Spike: An Intimate Memoir, Norma Farnes
B59. +rosebud no. 3: Blindtext, Ralf Herms et al
B60. Stalin Ate my Homework, Alexei Sayle
B61. Dear Fatty, Dawn French
B61a. Griffin and Sabine, Nick Bantock
B62. It Ain't Necessarily So... Bro', Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
B62a. The Best of Men Behaving Badly, Simon Nye
B62b. Why do People Hate America? Ziauddin Sardar & Merryl Wyn Davies
B63. What If? Australian History as it might have been, eds. Stuart Macintyre & Sean Scalmer
B64. Diary, Chuck Palahniuk
B65. A Long Way Home, Charles Granquist
B65a. Penguin Soup for the Soul, Tom Tomorrow
B66. Meeting Dr Johnson, James Boswell
B66a. How to be a Complete Bastard, Adrian Edmondson
B66b. Forrest Gump, Winston Groom
B67. Revelation [intro. Will Self]
B67a. The D-Generation Bumper Book of Aussie Heroes, John Alsop et al
B67b. The Complete Bastard's Book of the Worst, Adrian Edmondson
B67c. Nothing... Except my Genius, Oscar Wilde [intro. Stephen Fry]
B68. Australian Short Stories No 47
B69. Beating about the Bush, Len Beadell
B69a. More Laughter in the Air, Colin Burgess
B69b. Raising Archie, Richard Morecroft
B69c. Masquerade, Kit Williams
B69d. Thatcha! The Real Maggie Memoirs, Spitting Image [Mark Burton et al]
B70. Still in the Bush, Len Beadell
B70a. Incredibly Strange Music Volume II
B70b. (The Appallingly Disrespectful) Spitting Image (Book), John Lloyd et al
B71. Australian Short Stories No 33


M01. 武士の家計簿, 2010 ["Abacus and Sword"]
M02. ノルウェイの森, 2010 ["Norwegian Wood"]
M03. Animal Kingdom, 2009
M04. 踊る大捜査線 THE MOVIE3 ヤツらを解放せよ!, 2010 ["Bayside Shakedown 3"]
M05. The Social Network, 2010
M06. Brighton Rock, 2010
M07. Silk, 2007
M08. Permanent Vacation, 1980
M08a. Stranger Than Paradise, 1984
M08b. Whoops Apocalypse, 1986
M08c. The Darjeeling Limited, 2007
M09. Pina 3D, 2011
M09a. Hot Fuzz, 2007
M10. Wall-E, 2008
M11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, 2011
M12. Das Leben der Anderen, 2006 ["The Lives of Others"]
M13. Elle s'appelait Sarah, 2010 ["Sarah's Key"]
M14. Bed Peace, 1969
M15. La Piel que Habito, 2011 ["The Skin I Live in"]
M15a. ノルウェイの森, 2010 ["Norwegian Wood"]
M16. Avatar, 2009
M17. The Duchess, 2008
M18. Chicken Run, 2000
M19. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 1988
M20. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, 2011
M20a. The Draughtsman's Contract, 1982
M20b. Drop Dead Gorgeous, 1999
M21. Paul, 2011
M22. サルベージマイス, 2011 ["Salvage Mice"]
M23. ステキな金縛り, 2011 ["Once in a Blue Moon", since retitled "A Ghost of a Chance"]
M24. American: the Bill Hicks story, 2010
M25. The Iron Lady, 2011