Adam Connell
award-winning author, java junkie

Top Tens

Actually it's more like Top Twenties. I tried to cut the lists down to ten each, I really did, but it was too hard. And besides I wanted to share with you as much as possible the works I've enjoyed.

So below you will find my favorite books, short stories, Graphic Novels/Trade Collections, Manga/Manhwa, albums, and songs. All arranged alphabetically and not by their place in my heart, because they all have a central place in my heart.

Going through these lists you'll learn a little bit about me. Sort of a biographic collage.


The Auctioneer by Joan Samson
The Awakening
by Kate Chopin
Butcher's Moon
by Richard Stark
A Canticle For Leibowitz
by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Cogan's Trade
by George V. Higgins
Conan the Conqueror
by Robert E. Howard
The Deep Blue Good-Bye
by John D. MacDonald
by Frank Herbert
by Jean-Patrick Manchette
Flowers For Algernon
by Daniel Keyes
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
by Carson McCullers
I, Claudius
by Robert Graves
Jesus' Son
by Denis Johnson
Owls Hoot In the Daytime
by Manly Wade Wellman
Post Office
by Charles Bukowski
The Return of the Soldier
by Rebecca West
Ripley's Game
by Patricia Highsmith
by Eric Frank Russell
Watership Down
by Richard Adams
by Clive Barker

Short Stories

"August Heat" by W. F. Harvey
"Dust" by Tim Lebbon
"Fondly Fahrenheit" by Alfred Bester
"The Hounds of Tindalos" by Frank Belknap Long
"The Howling Man" by Charles Beaumont
"It's a Good Life" by Jerome Bixby
"The Jaunt" by Stephen King
"The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe
"Moxon's Master" by Ambrose Bierce
"Night They Missed the Horror Show" by Joe R. Lansdale
"The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane
"The Open Window" by Saki
"Parson's Pleasure" by Roald Dahl
"A Rendezvous in Averoigne" by Clark Ashton Smith
"A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner
"The Shadow Over Innsmouth" by H. P. Lovecraft
"A Small, Good Thing" by Raymond Carver
"Steel" by Richard Matheson
"Sticks" by Karl Edward Wagner
"The Summer People" by Shirley Jackson

Graphic Novels/Trade Collections

The Avengers: Avengers Forever
Batman: Venom
Black Hole
Camelot 3000
Crisis on Infinite Earths
Daredevil: The Devil, Inside and Out: Vol. I
Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War: Vol. I
Hellblazer: Good Intentions
Hellboy: Seed of Destruction
Hulk: Planet Hulk

JLA: earth 2
Mage: Vol. I
Preacher: Until the End of the World
Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt
Superman: Red Son
Who Is Jake Ellis?
X-Men: Days of Future Past
X-Men: Supernovas

Manga/Manwha multivolume series

Astro Boy
Death Note
Dogs: Bullets & Carnage
Lady Snow Blood
Lone Wold and Cub
Ninja Girls
7 Billion Needles
Sword of the Dark Ones
The Yagyu Ninja Scrolls: Revenge of the Hori Clan


Among My Swan by Mazzy Star
Closer by Joy Division
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap by AC/DC
Dressed to Kill by KISS
Gish by Smashing Pumpkins
Hemispheres by Rush
Holy Diver by Dio
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway by Genesis
Lateralus by Tool
Love & Distortion by The Stratford 4
Loveless by MBV
Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
Psychocandy by The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Revolt Against Tired Noises by The Stratford 4
Rising by Rainbow
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath
Stained Class by Judas Priest
This Is Our Music by Galaxie 500
Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
The Velvet Underground by The Velvet Underground


"Am I Evil?" by Diamond Head
"And You And I" by Yes
"Atomic" by Blondie
"By Tomorrow" by Black Tambourine
"Ceremony" by New Order
"Dear Prudence" by The Beatles
"Dream Baby Dream" by Suicide
"I Get Along Without You Very Well" by Frank Sinatra
"I'm Waiting For the Day" by The Beach Boys
"Let's Go" by The Feelies
"Levitate Me" by Pixies
"Lola" by The Kinks
"Passive Aggressive" by Placebo
"Plainsong" by The Cure
"Proud Mary" by Ike & Tina Turner
"Seven Seas" by Echo & The Bunnymen
"Street Hassle" by Lou Reed
"Then She Did..." by Jane's Addiction
"What Do I Get?" by The Buzzcocks
"What Is Life" by George Harrison

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