Jamie Grefe

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reading log


abattoir incident

junk art

angelo pulp

berg's matter

birds rest

bitter fake

brain room

brown poems

caldwell's enemy


cannibal priestess

corridor one

corridor three

deerhead puppets

doom horizon

drops shots

drowned girl

dusk lung

early death

electric delirium

evil woman

feigned nights

feral doom

fire scars

flamboozled beak

flower stitches

future wounds

giraffe party

girl four


horizon regained

interior sloth

jones's girl

livid men

love clutch

lovecraftian krall

lucy lip

map routes


muck child

mondo ben

nip down

orange shinjuku

over thirteen

palm desert

pierce's doughnut

pigs gather

polluted interiors

possession notes

rain blood

raw gums

risen stay

scanlon's border


sour pinch

spring breakers

tanzer's mouth

the end


threaten me


ugly mouth


venom mouth

vinegar cutlery

wet spot

wilson's diegeses

worm holes

your hand








  1. Goodreads

    2014 Reading Log

    No sense in being redundant—I’ll be over at Goodreads: Jamie Grefe

    2013 Reading Log

    1. The Joke’s on You: How to Write Comedy: Stephen Hoover

    2. Doing Life: A Pragmatist Manifesto: Lee Thayer

    3. Waiting for Godot: Samuel Beckett

    4. Three Miles Past: Stephen Graham Jones

    5. Communication: A Pocket Oracle for Leaders: Lee Thayer

    6. The Comedy Bible: Judy Carter

    7. Waste: Eugene Marten

    8. The Dream Life of Balso Snell: Nathanael West

    9. Diegeses: D. Harlan Wilson

    10. Leadership Virtuosity: Lee Thayer

    11. Miss Lonelyhearts: Nathanael West

    12. Gateless Reflections: David K. Reynolds

    13. The Competent Organization: Lee Thayer

    14. Alcestis: Euripides

    15. A Cool Million: Nathanael West 

    16. Zombie Bake-Off: Stephen Graham Jones

    17. Hamlet: Poem Unlimited: Harold Bloom

    18. Another Governess/The Least Blacksmith: Joanna Ruocco

    19. Dark Matter: Aase Berg

    20. As a Man Thinketh: James Allen

    21. Colony Collapse: J.A. Tyler

    22. Haute Surveillance: Johannes Goransson

    23. So You Know it’s Me: Brian Oliu

    24. Level End: Brian Oliu

    25. On Looking: Essays: Lia Purpura

    26. High Priest of California: Charles Willeford

    27. Poontang and Other Poems: Charles Willeford

    28. Anatomy Courses: Blake Butler & Sean Kilpatrick

    29. The Great Fires: Jack Gilbert

    30. Motorman: David Ohle

    31. Nature Stories: Jules Renard

    32. How the Days of Love & Diphtheria: Robert Kloss

    33. A Tale of Two Gardens: Octavio Paz

    34. Vox: Nicholson Baker

    35. Scop: Barry Malzberg

    36. Mindsploitation: Vernon Chatman

    37. The Riddle of the Traveling Skull: Harry Stephen Keeler

    38. Whim Man Mammon: Abraham Smith

    39. The Last Final Girl: Stephen Graham Jones

    40. Will Oldham on Bonnie “Prince” Billy: Will Oldham, Alan Licht

    41. The Babysitter IV: R.L. Stine

    42. Young Frankenstein: Gilbert Pearlman

    43. Ghost Town: Robert Coover

    44. Boons/The Camp: David Ohle

    45. The Story of the Eye: Georges Bataille

    46. A Porn Valley Odyssey: Gram Ponante

    47. Only God Forgives (Screenplay): Nicholas Winding Refn

    48. A Compendium of Domestic Incidents: Joanna Ruocco

    49. Death Proof (Screenplay): Quentin Tarantino

    50. Holes: Louis Sachar

    51. The Emerald Burrito of Oz: John Skipp & Mark Levinthal

    52. The Last Goddam Hollywood Movie: John Skipp & Cory Goodfellow

    53. Bone Meal Broth: Adam Cesare

    54. I Slept With Slender Man: Emma Steele

    55. The Doom Magnetic (Book One): William Pauley III

    56. Slime Night!: William Pauley III

    57. The Folly of the World: Jesse Bullington

    58. Vampire Guts in Nuke Town: Kevin Strange

    59. Gutmouth: Gabino Iglesias

    60. Eden: Wol-Vriey

    61. Satan’s Mummy: Henry Price

    62. Lost Highway: A Screenplay: David Lynch & Barry Gifford

    63. The Bizarro Story of I: Wol-vriey

    64. All Art is Junk: R.A. Harris

    65. The Brothers Crunk: William Pauley III

    66. Southland Tales: The Prequel Saga: A Screenplay: Richard Kelly

    67. Gardens of the Moon (A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen): Steven Erikson

    68. The Two Gentlemen of Lebowski: The Most Excellent Comedie and Tragical Romance: Adam Bertocci

    69. Inglourious Basterds: A Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino

    70. Planet Terror: A Screenplay: Robert Rodriguez

    71. Black Swan: A Screenplay: Mark Heyman, John McLaughlin, and Andres Heinz

    72. Halloween: A Screenplay: John Carpenter and Debra Hill

    73. Being John Malkovich: A Screenplay: Charlie Kaufman

    74. Halloween 2: A Screenplay: John Carpenter and Debra Hill

    75. True Romance: A Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino

    76. Nightmares from a Lovecraftian Mind: Jordan Krall

    77. In Bruges: A Screenplay: Martin McDonagh

    78. Nosebleed/Cablejuice: William Pauley III

    79. Seven Psychopaths: A Screenplay: Martin McDonagh

    80. Leave it to Psmith: P.G. Wodehouse

    81. Peckinpah: An Ultraviolent Romance: D. Harlan Wilson

    82. A Skull in Connemara: Martin McDonagh

    83. A Behanding in Spokane: Martin McDonagh

    84. The Lost Weekend: A Screenplay: Billy Wilder

    85. The Day of the Locust: Nathanael West

    86. BLACKSTONE: Red Monolith Frenzy: Justine G

    87. Ex-Virgin: Orrie Hitt

    88. The Beast’s Virgin Offering: Bree Bellucci

    89. Poison From a Dead Sun: Michael Hemmingson

    90. Cardiff by the Sea: Michael Hemmingson

    91. 66 Chapters About 33 Women: Michael Hemmingson

    92. Satan’s Mummy vs. Teenage Frankenstein: Henry Price

    93. Party Lords: Justin Grimbol

    94. Bad Sunset: Alex S. Johnson

    95. The Handbook: Epicurus

    96. Protect All Monsters: Alan Spencer

    97. The Collected Erotic Novelettes of Asia Aguirre: Asia Aguirre

    98. Chainsaw Cop Corpse: Wol-vriey

    99. Noir: A Novel: Robert Coover

    100. Revolting Rhymes: Roald Dahl

    2012 Reading Log (Total: 130 Books Read)

    1. Drive: James Sallis

    2. The Book of the Damned: Tanith Lee

    3. Good, Brother: Peter Markus

    4. Flats/Quake: Rudolph Wurlitzer

    5. Ledfeather: Stephen Graham Jones

    6. Waste: Eugene Marten

    7. Dead in the West: Joe R. Lansdale

    8. The Long Trial of Nolan Dugatti: Stephen Graham Jones

    9. The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart: Jesse Bullington

    10. On Writing Horror: Mort Castle, Horror Writers Association

    11. Fugue State: Brian Evenson

    12: Communication: A Pocket Oracle for Leaders: Lee Thayer

    13: Cypress Grove: James Sallis

    14. Eight Pounds: Eight Tales of Crime, Horror, & Suspense: Chris F. Holm

    15. The Orphan Palace: Joseph S. Pulver

    16. No Shelter: Z. Constance Frost and Robert Swartwood

    17. The Blade Itself (First Law #1): Joe Abercrombie

    18. Gun Sex: Pearce Hansen

    19. Macbeth: William Shakespeare

    20. Last Days: Brian Evenson

    21. Supernatural Noir: Ellen Datlow (editor)

    22. Stagger Bay: Pearce Hansen

    23. Unholy Dimensions: Jeffrey Thomas

    24. A Voyage to Arcturus: David Lindsay

    25. Anatomy Courses: Sean Kilpatrick & Blake Butler

    26. The Tragedy of Hamlet: William Shakespeare

    27. Zombie Bake-Off: Stephen Graham Jones

    28. The Empty Space: Peter Brook

    29. The Complete Poems of Hart Crane: Hart Crane

    30. Romeo and Juliet: William Shakespeare

    31. Hamlet: Poem Unlimited: Harold Bloom

    32. As You Like It: William Shakespeare

    33. All Gall is Divided: E.M. Cioran

    34. The Tempest: William Shakespeare

    35. Poison Vapors: Chris Moran

    36. Measure for Measure: William Shakespeare

    37. The Merry Wives of Windsor: William Shakespeare

    38. The Mothering Coven: Joanna Ruocco

    39. News of the World: Philip Levine

    40. Tulips and Chimneys: E.E. Cummings

    41. Very Good, Jeeves: P.G. Wodehouse

    42. Refusing Heaven: Jack Gilbert

    43. As a Man Thinketh: James Allen

    44. The Fall into Time: E.M. Cioran

    45. There is No Year: A Novel: Blake Butler

    46. The Man Who Followed Me Home: Sean Kilpatrick

    47. A High Wind in Jamaica: Richard Hughes

    48. Kings of the Fucking Sea: Dan Boehl

    49. The Poem’s Heartbeat: A Manual of Prosody: Alfred Corn

    50. Carry Me Father No More: Lee Klein

    51. The Singing Fish: Peter Markus

    52. Doing Life: A Pragmatist Manifesto: Lee Thayer

    53. So You Know it’s Me: Brian Oliu

    54. Toward You: Jim Krusoe

    55. Players: Don Delillo

    56. The Executioner: Joseph de Maistre

    57. The Adventures of Lucky Pierre: Robert Coover

    58. Reflections on the Human Condition: Eric Hoffer

    59. Unconventions: Attempting the Art of Craft and the Craft of Art: Michael Martone

    60. On Looking: Lia Purpura

    61. Malone Dies: Samuel Beckett

    62. Dear Ra: Johannes Goransson

    63. The Unnamable: Samuel Beckett

    64. Tender Buttons: Gertrude Stein

    65. How It Is: Samuel Beckett

    66. Nohow On: Company/Ill Seen Ill Said/Worstward Ho: Samuel Beckett

    67. The Orange Eats Creeps: Grace Krilanovich

    68. Endgame: Samuel Beckett

    69. Worstward Ho: Samuel Beckett

    70. Leadership Virtuosity: Lee Thayer

    71. The Passionate State of Mind: Eric Hoffer

    72. The Good Leader: Lee Thayer

    73. The Art of Recklessness: Dean Young

    74. The Cow: Ariana Reines

    75. Constructive Living: David K. Reynolds

    76. Bad Bad: Chelsey Minnis

    77. Mercier and Camier: Samuel Beckett

    78. Watt: Samuel Beckett

    79. Explaining Things: Lee Thayer

    80. Waiting for Godot: Samuel Beckett

    81. Quiet Therapies: David K. Reynolds

    82. Joy in the Morning: P.G. Wodehouse

    83. Stories and Texts for Nothing: Samuel Beckett

    84. Pieces: Lee Thayer

    85. Right Ho, Jeeves: P.G. Wodehouse

    86. Communication: A Pocket Oracle: Lee Thayer

    87. Zeroville: Steve Erickson

    88. Another Governess/The Least Blacksmith: Joanna Ruocco

    89. Windeye: Brian Evenson

    90. Bartleby the Scrivener: Herman Melville

    91. Pick Up: Charles Willeford

    92. A Compendium of Domestic Incidents: Joanna Ruocco

    93. One Love Affair: Jenny Boully

    94. Couer de Lion: Ariana Reines

    95. Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer: Kenneth Patchen

    96. Midnight Flame: Alessandra Shahbaz

    97. Death, Sleep, and the Traveler: John Hawkes

    98. Dead Space: Martyr: Brian Evenson

    99. Ghazal in the Moonlight: Alessandra Shahbaz

    100. The Orthodox Way: Kallistos Ware

    101. The Thanatos Syndrome: Walker Percy

    102. The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly: Denis Johnson

    103. Border Run: Shya Scanlon

    104. Linger Awhile: Russell Hoban

    105. Desire Provoked: Tracy Daugherty

    106. Second Skin: John Hawkes

    107. All the Beautiful Sinners: Stephen Graham Jones

    108. Going Native: Stephen Wright

    109. We Live Inside You: Jeremy Robert Johnson

    110. It Came from Del Rio: Stephen Graham Jones

    111. The Light is the Darkness: Laird Barron

    112. A Pretty Mouth: Molly Tanzer

    113. The Last Final Girl: Stephen Graham Jones

    114. The Cannibals of Candyland: Carlton Mellick III

    115. They Had Goat Heads: D. Harlan Wilson

    116. In the Mean Time: Paul Tremblay

    117. Die You Doughnut Bastards: Cameron Pierce

    118. Pike: Benjamin Whitmer

    119. Rico Slade will Fucking Kill You: Bradley Sands

    120. Love in the Time of Dinosaurs: Kirsten Alene

    121. Storm Giants: Pearce Hansen

    122. Zen and the Art of Stand-Up Comedy: Jay Sankey

    123: Human Wishes/Enemy Combatants: Edmond Caldwell

    124. Mastery: Robert Greene

    125. Born Standing Up: Steve Martin

    126. Fahrenheit 451: Ray Bradbury

    127. Comedy by Numbers: Eric Hoffman

    128. Comedy Writing Secrets: Mel Helitzer with Mark Shatz

    129. Comedy Workshop by Dave Schwensen

    130. The Pillowman: Martin Mcdonagh