this list is less things that are 2009 and more things that i consumed/ enjoyed in 2009.

(some) Books:

Brian Evenson, Fugue State & The Open Curtain

Blake Butler, Scorch Atlas & Ever

Nick Antosca, Midnight Picnic

Albert Camus, The Fall & The Stranger

Haruki Murakami, Kafka of the Shore, Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World & Tony Takitani

Philip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly

J.A Tyler, Everyone in This is Either Dying or Will die or is thinking of Death

Various, The Corduroy Mtn. volume one

Jamie Iredell, Before I moved to Nevada, When I Moved to Nevada, & Atlanta

Brian Azzarello, Joker

Alan Moore, Light of Thy Countenance

Jim Crace, Being Dead

Jeffery Eugenidies, The Virgin Suicides & Middle Sex

Victor LaValle, The Ecstatic

Junichiro Tanizaki, Diary of a Mad Old Man

Chris Ware, Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth

Colson Whitehead, The Intuitionist

Cormac McCarthy, The Road

William Gibson, Pattern Recognition, Neuromancer & Burning Chrome

Justin Sirois, MLKNG SCKLS

Amelia Gray,

Stanley Crawford, Log of The S.S. The Mrs Unguentine

(some) Video Games:

Fallout 3

Final Fantasy 7 Crisis Core

Demon's Souls

Rock Band

Prince Of Persia

Resident Evil 2 & 5

(some) Movies:

Lost Highway

Fantastic Mr. Fox



(dvd television shows) = Twin Peaks and Madmen

Favorite Internet Literature site:


Most Frequented sites:




Duncan Donuts


Neutral Milk Hotel

Smashing Pumpkins


Brandi Wells said...

Have you read dune?

ben spivey said...

No, I have not read dune. I have a copy of it on my bookshelf. I want to read it. I'm sad that I've failed.

Matt DeBenedictis said...

I like these kinds of list.

ben spivey said...

I do too Matt, you should make one, everyone should make one.

Justin Sirois said...

Thanks, Ben!!
I'm honored to be in that list.

Check out Borderlands (the game).
I'm a huge Fallout fan and BLands has me by the throat.

ben spivey said...

Thanks for saying thanks Justin. I've been looking at Borderlands for a while, it looks awesome! I've been totally hooked and consumed by Demon's Souls (it's kind of like Diablo) but when that fades I will pick it up. Thanks for the recommendation. I still haven't played the Fallout 3 expansions yet. Have you played those?