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Things I read online on a Saturday morning in winter

Thanks to astrogirl: Alien retold from the point of view of Jonesy the cat.

Bigger on the inside: the anatomy of the clitoris ( longer paper with more diagrams here). Basically its structure matches what it feels like (big and internal), not what it looks like (wee little external).

The Top Ten books of various famous authors (mostly American)



Stephen King:

The Golden Argosy by Van H. Cartmell & Charles Grayson, editors (I think this is a cheat, it's an anthology)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
McTeague by Frank Norris (I don't know this)
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
1984 by George Orwell
The Raj Quartet by Paul Scott
Light in August by William Faulkner
Blood Merdian by Cormac McCarthy (good choice)

David Mitchell:

The Duel by Anton Chekhov
1984 by George Orwell
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
The Master & Margerita by Mikhail Bulgakov
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
Labryinths by Jorge Luis Borges
W, or the Memory of Childhood by Georges Perec
The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki (I don't know this)

Karen Joy Fowler

Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Tale of the Genji by Lady Murasaki
Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Emma by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garci­a Marquez
Dubliners by James Joyce

I was surprised how many mentioned King Lear by the way, over other Shakespeare. I am with Fowler, I prefer Tempest and Midsummer Night's Dream, and of course my darling Coriolanus.
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