I am focussing on the books I read 20 years ago in 1992. By then my reading diet was almost exclusively crime fiction.
So my recent posts for this meme have largely been about authors that I "discovered" in that year.
My choice this week is WAR CRIMES by Australian author Peter Carey. Published by University of Queensland Press in 1979, this was a collection of 13 short stories, described as bizarre, funny and chilling.
I read it towards the end of 1992.
The Journey of a Lifetime
"Do You Love Me?" (previously published in Tabloid Story)
The Uses of Williamson Wood
The Last Days of a Famous Mime (previously published in Stand)
A Schoolboy Prank
Fragrance of Roses (previously published in Nation Review)
The Puzzling Nature of Blue
He Found Her in Late Summer
It seems that if you have a first edition copy now you may be sitting on a little gold mine.
You may know of Peter Carey from his novels.
Oscar and Lucinda (1988)
The Tax Inspector (1991)
The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith (1994)
The Big Bazoohley (1995)
Jack Maggs (1997)
True History of the Kelly Gang (2000)
My Life as a Fake (2003)
His Illegal Self (2008)
Parrot and Olivier in America (2010)
The Chemistry of Tears (2012)
Peter Carey's website.