THE CANON
of Literature both Great and Influential upon the Author
(which is Subject to Change)

Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series

Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

Kiyohiko Azuma’s Yotsuba&! series

Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

Arthur C. Clarke, Childhood’s End

Gustave Flaubert, The Temptation of St. Anthony

Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust

St. Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love

Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

St. Clive Staples (C. S.) Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

Sinclair Lewis, Elmer Gantry

John Milton, Paradise Lost

Walter Moers, The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear

Jean-Baptiste Moliére, Tartuffe

P. J. O’Rourke, Parliament of Whores

John Kennedy O’Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces

George Orwell, 1984

Ron Paul, The Revolution

Charles Portis, Masters of Atlantis

Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

James Thurber, Fables for Our Time

James Thurber, Further Fables for Our Time

James Thurber, The Thirteen Clocks

James Thurber, The White Deer

James Thurber, The Wonderful O

Irving D. Tressler, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle

Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

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